There is an opportunity for the Euro-Atlantic community to constructively engage with Iran and its neighbours in the wake of the COVID crisis. Although Iran’s HOPE initiative advances an intra-regional format, it may be insufficient in terms of the scope of military contacts and information exchange.
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Nuclear risk reduction could be a feasible area to show progress during the next NPT Review Conference.
The EU’s eastern neighbourhood demands a coherent approach. The Eastern Partnership fails to deliver.
The next phase of the EU’s Eastern Partnership will be launched this week. The approach set out so far fails to deliver – at this week’s summit, leaders should address the gaps.
As the IAEA Board of Governors discuss Iran during their June 2020 convening, Sahil Shah argues that the E3 – the UK, France, and Germany – should reinvoke bold action seen in the early 2000s.
Carrying out a “nuclear warning” – a non-repeatable strike intended to restore deterrence in case an adversary miscalculates – means the failure of deterrence. The very real consequence is escalation to a nuclear exchange.
The staff of the European Leadership Network (ELN) stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
This series from the ELN explores expert national viewpoints from the five nuclear-weapon states ahead of the NPT Review Conference.
The state of nuclear normalcy and perceived safety and security states are working so hard to uphold is far more fragile than they are willing to admit.
If emerging opposition protests are sustained or grow, they could become a dangerous moment in the Russia-West rivalry.