Both Russia and NATO member states are increasing their military presence and activities in the Arctic, and threat perceptions on both sides are intensifying, write Katarina Kertysova and Dr. Alexander Graef. Cooperative aerial observation, which lies at the heart of the Open Skies Treaty, has a useful role to play in mitigating military security risks and addressing environmental challenges in the region.
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With only one month remaining in the bilateral understanding reached by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran to give breathing room for negotiations, the ELN and VERTIC outline ten technical and political lessons relating to the sustainability of the JCPOA.
Rear Admiral John Gower examines the deterrent issues arising from a future secession of Scotland and its likely desire for subsequent independent accession to the EU and NATO. A full and frank debate about the impact of Scottish secession on the UK’s nuclear deterrent is necessary to avoid significant negative implications for Euro-Atlantic security.
Drawing on insights from former high-level nuclear decision-makers and current officials at a virtual pilot-workshop, this report explores the complexities posed by emerging technologies and their possible impact on nuclear weapon decision-making.
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, Multi-domain Complexity, and Strategic Stability: A Review and Assessment of the Literature
This paper by the Center for Global Security Research seeks to create a baseline of common understanding about emerging disruptive technologies and their risks so that we can explore in a more informed way implications for crisis management and possible risk reduction measures.
Multi-Domain Complexity and Strategic Stability in Peacetime, Crisis, and War – Annotated Bibliography
This bibliography by the Center for Global Security Research has been developed in partnership with the ELN and Dr Andrew Futter as an input to a joint effort to create a baseline of shared understanding about multi-domain complexity, strategic stability, and risk mitigation strategies.
The proliferation of cruise missiles has progressed significantly and today dozens of states are in possession of advanced cruise-missile capabilities. Fabian Hoffmann looks at the strategic implications of this for Europe and suggests ways to counter the negative consequences of cruise missile proliferation.
In this report, Tariq Rauf discusses organisational matters relating to the postponement of the review conference to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and considers the proposal to convene the conference in 2022 in Vienna, Austria.
We are currently facing a second quantum revolution which is set to become a game-changer in defence and security. Katarzyna Kubiak looks at how quantum technology applications might affect nuclear weapon capable submarines vulnerability to detection.