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Challenges and opportunities for deterrence and arms control in the Baltic Sea area

Lukasz Kulesa examines the challenges faced in security environment of the Baltic Sea region and presents the opportunities for effective arms control.

1 October 2018 | Lukasz Kulesa
Euro-Atlantic Security|European Defence|Global Security|Arms Control|Baltic Sea|Baltics|Belarus|CSBMs|Defence|Deterrence|Eastern Europe|Finland|NATO|Nordic Countries|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Sweden
Commentary

Security in the Euro-Atlantic jungle: three rules for survival

Sir Adam Thomson gives his afterthoughts on the 2018 Riga Dialogue, stating that many traditional frames of reference have not caught up with the reality of the Euro-Atlantic security situation.

28 September 2018 | Adam Thomson
Euro-Atlantic Security|European Defence|Global Security|Defence|Diplomacy|Europe|Foreign policy|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Security|Transatlantic relations|United States
Commentary

Banding together against the bully in the Baltic

Senior Associate Fellow, Elisabeth Braw, argues that deepening regional cohesion in the Baltics will assist in the strengthening of military deterrence.

27 September 2018 | Elisabeth Braw
Air space|Baltic Sea|Baltics|Europe|Finland|Germany|Nordic Countries|Poland|Russia|Sweden
Commentary

No peace – no war: The future of the Russia-NATO relationship

Dr Prokhor Tebin, Russia-based independent military and security expert, argues that a high probability of war between Russia and NATO is not the key challenge in Russia-NATO relations, but the low probability of meaningful dispute resolutions for Russia in engaging with NATO as a whole.

14 September 2018 | Prokhor Tebin
Euro-Atlantic Security|Diplomacy|NATO|Russia|Russia-West Relations
Commentary

Post-Helsinki Opportunities for New START and the INF Treaty?

Independent expert Dmitry Stefanovich argues that the Helsinki Summit could herald the beginning of a new phase in US-Russia arms control. By analysing current bilateral disputes over the existing arms control treaties, New START and INF, Stefanovich proposes a number of recommendations to advance the current stalemate.

25 July 2018 | Dmitry Stefanovich
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|CSBMs|INF|Nuclear Arms Control|Russia-West Relations
Commentary

Kill the NPT Collapse Thesis

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is often alleged to be at risk of “crumbling” or “damaged beyond repair”. Kjølv Egeland, Fellow at the Norwegian Academy of International Law, argues that this fear-mongering is unfounded. The NPT is one of the most widely supported international agreements that exist today. The challenge facing its supporters is not damage-limitation or “protecting what we’ve got” but extending the disarmament norm.

20 July 2018 | Kjølv Egeland
Global Security|NPT|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Commentary

ELN Western Balkans Security Roundtable – Summary Note

On 27-28 June 2018, the European Leadership Network hosted a roundtable discussion in the UK House of Lords examining the political, security and economic conditions in the Western Balkans and how best to promote stability and democratic reform across the region. The meeting was co-chaired by Lord Browne of Ladyton and ELN member and former Albanian Defence Minister, Fatmir Mediu.

13 July 2018 | Denitsa Raynova
Euro-Atlantic Security|Balkans|Diplomacy|Eastern Europe|Economy|EU|Europe|Foreign policy|Macedonia|Turkey