The European Parliament’s latest Draft Report on the Arctic proposes taking a middle road that acknowledges geopolitical competitive realities while also opening a pathway for cooperation. Gabriella Gricius writes that prioritising cooperation on addressing transnational threats will mean the Arctic environment and relations between Russia and the West will be better off.
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Lord Hannay, who co-chaired ELN’s Go Big Action Group on New START extension in 2020-21, lays out priorities for the international community in dealing with these twin threats to humanity.
Stopping the construction of the pipeline at this late stage would have destroyed one of the last bridges to Russia. Both sides can benefit from the completion of Nord Stream 2, argues Nils Schmid.
The ELN Director Adam Thomson reflects on the challenges facing America and the world twenty years after 9/11.
The response to the September 11 2001 attacks significantly transformed the global security landscape and has had far-reaching implications on the rule of law and human rights. We should be careful not to sacrifice the very same values we are trying to protect in the fight against terrorism, writes Mona Koehler-Schindler.
Adopt, emulate, or avoid: Lessons from the JCPOA for the Middle East’s security and arms control architecture
As the Biden administration and incoming Raisi government are set to try to find common ground to re-implement the Iran nuclear deal, Farzan Sabet and Chen Zak explore what aspects of the JCPOA regional states may want to consider in broader regional or sub-regional structures, while avoiding its mistakes.
Biden and Putin were right to meet in Geneva, writes ELN Senior Associate Fellow Elisabeth Braw reflecting on the Biden-Putin meeting in June this year. Without a working relationship between their leaders, countries face accidental and exceptionally dangerous mishaps.
While the Biden-Putin Summit signalled Moscow and Washington’s interest in managing their disagreements, the relationship between Russia and the EU is in freefall, lacking similar recognition of the value of negotiated restraint. Igor Istomin looks at what Europe can draw from the Geneva playbook.
Networks are central to the ELN. As part of the ELN’s series of reflections on our tenth anniversary, ELN policy fellow and coordinator of the YGLN Julia Berghofer offers her personal reflections on early career networks.