The official Russian position regarding the deployments of weapons previously banned under the now-defunct INF Treaty has been framed as a ‘moratorium’. This deserves a closer study.
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The current explosion in emerging technologies offers great opportunity, as well as potential perils, for NATO.
From Tehran, Tarja Cronberg discusses whether the Iran nuclear deal can be saved and what this could mean for Europe.
President Macron’s recent remarks that NATO is “brain dead” can only be understood as an extension of already formulated policies, but it comes with risks, Axel Hellman and Andreas Persbo find on a recent trip to Paris.
From Albania and North Macedonia to Kosovo and Serbia, the EU’s lack of unity on enlargement policy will have destabilising effects in its own backyard.
It would be reckless to forego the benefits of New START for US and Euro-Atlantic security, when as a practical matter there is nothing more effective that could be negotiated and put in place before it expires.
There is a growing reliance on high-readiness agile forces by Russian and Western militaries, but more thought needs to be given to their potential risks.
NATO needs to relaunch its sense of purpose and direction. The leaders summit in London next week should be used to initiate work on a new Strategic Concept that would focus on the Alliance’s future.
In two weeks time leaders will meet in London for NATO’s 70th anniversary summit. This is an opportunity for NATO to position itself as a regional alliance of democracies in a mostly illiberal environment.