Some have suggested that the US held the Warsaw Summit to “get back in the game” after feeling left out of the E4/EU format for dialogue with Iran. One year after its creation, Riccardo Alcaro comments on the E4/EU format’s importance and greater potential.
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Former NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Defence Policy and Planning and ELN Member, (ret.) Lieutenant General Heinrich Brauss, reflects on Alliance readiness in NATO’s 70th year.
The European Union should step in and try to diffuse the INF crisis by initiating talks with Moscow on a follow-up agreement restraining missile deployments.
Faced with transatlantic rifts, Allies should concentrate not on grand designs but rather on implementing the Wales agenda and strengthening Euro-Atlantic security from the bottom-up.
The culmination of the yearlong INF drama, beset with mutual accusations, now places Europeans under enormous pressure to address the ensuing security challenges.
Former NATO Secretary-General and ELN Member, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen reflects on the developments and future of the alliance in its anniversary year.
Former Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia, Tedo Japaridze, writes that Georgia is no longer willing to be defined in “post terms,” as “post-Soviet”, or reduced to a dependent variable on Euro-Western relations; that 2019 will be the year Georgia shapes its own growth.
As the Iran nuclear deal enters its fourth year of implementation, ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman argues that its future looks more uncertain than ever. European leaders are under growing pressure to sustain the agreement and with growing frustration in Tehran and threats to European unity, face a number of challenges in the near term.
Dr Sidharth Kaushal, research fellow for seapower and missile defence at RUSI, discusses how allies such as the United Kingdom may respond to the United States’ newly released missile defence review (MDR).