As the US’s new envoy for Yemen heads to the region this week, he is coming from consultations with representatives of all five permanent members of the UN Security Council. The US and Russia’s ability to coordinate and find common ground at the UN will be critical for the prospects for peace in Yemen. There may just be an opportunity for progress.
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The UK’s recent changes to nuclear policy cast a shadow over preparations for the NPT Review Conference. But there is still time for the P5 to take actions to rebuild trust and confidence. UNIDIR’s Wilfred Wan lays out key recommendations.
Carlo Trezza argues it is time for the US to take up the policy of “no first use” of nuclear weapons, to show other nuclear states that this is both possible and desirable, and ultimately to reduce the risks of any nuclear confrontation.
At a time when great power rivalry and increased threats face the Euro-Atlantic region, the absence of structured cooperation with the EU in the Integrated Review risks weakening European security and undermining the UK’s long-term strategic interests. The UK Government should establish a clear Europe strategy that has security and foreign policy cooperation at its core.
East-West Coffee Shop | It gets worse before it gets worse: The current state of U.S.-Russia affairs
Alex Gabuev speaks about current trends in U.S.-Russia relations. His take in a nutshell: It probably gets worse before it gets worse! Likewise, we are likely to see much more competition than cooperation between these two players, although there are still low-hanging fruits like in the field of...
The UK Government’s change in nuclear policy could raise difficult questions with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) community
For the first time since the Cold War, the UK’s Integrated Review increases the limit for British nuclear warheads. While Russia’s nuclear doctrine and emerging technologies seem to be the most important driver behind the decision, it will be difficult for the UK Government to justify how this fits with NPT disarmament obligations.
The ELN’s members and policy experts respond to the UK’s Integrated Review into the future of the UK’s foreign, defence and security policy.
East-West Coffee Shop | The U.S. and Euro-Atlantic security: NATO partners, Russia, and Eastern partnership
In this episode of the East-West Coffee Shop, we're joined by Roger Hilton who will take a close look at the new personnel in the White House and how much emphasis will be given to Euro-Atlantic security. Roger addresses what the U.S.'s engagement with NATO partners will look like and why,...