This is the right moment to reinvigorate discussion on European agency, argues Pavel Kanevskiy. Russia and the US will find ways to cooperate but the core issues of European security can only be addressed with the active engagement of Europeans themselves.
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ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson and Senior Consulting Fellow Sir Graham Stacey argue that managing risks of military clashes is even more essential at a time when deep political tensions are likely to remain.
As Armenia goes to the polls this weekend, Andreas Persbo writes that the election will have implications for the political landscape of the region. But it also represents an opportunity for multilateral cooperation that Brussels, Moscow and Washington should grasp.
Rather than forever circling the wagons, NATO needs to develop its own ideas so that it can respond credibly to its adversaries’ proposals and restore its leadership role. As the alliance’s leaders gather this week, the ELN’s director Adam Thomson argues that they must recognize that reviving the arms-control agenda is the key to members’ collective defence.
Dr Klaus Wittmann, ret. Bundeswehr Brigadier General argues that while NATO would be right to retain the three core tasks in the 2010 Strategic Concept: Collective Defence, Crisis Management, Cooperative Security, it should agree on two new tasks: Consultation and Resilience, and that clear instruction must come from today’s Brussels summit.
YGLN member Katarina Kertysova and ELN Senior Associated Fellows Nick Williams and Simon Lunn have joined this episode of the East West Coffee Shop to talk about the NATO Summit on June 14 and about the new/updated Strategic Concept. They address what topics will be high on the agenda and how...
Ahead of the NATO Summit, five members of the ELN’s senior network share their views and analysis
The NATO Summit on 14 June will be the first of the post-Trump “NATO is obsolete” era. While the optics for a successful summit are good, Nicholas Williams and Simon Lunn consider its substance.
Turkey and the UK have great potential to strengthen their defence and security cooperation following their recent free trade agreement, write Tacan Ildem and Fatih Ceylan. To take this forward, they should elaborate a Joint Vision Paper (JVP) on enhanced Turkey-UK defence cooperation, to be shared within NATO.