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Policy brief

The INF Treaty: The Way Forward

In this latest ELN Report, Katarzyna Kubiak examines the state of play and recommends measures to overcome the crisis over the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

17 May 2018 | Katarzyna Kubiak
Global Security|Arms Control|Deterrence|INF|Nuclear Arms Control|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations
Report

Russia and NATO: How to overcome deterrence instability?

The current Russia-NATO deterrence relationship is unstable, and dangerously so. The authors argue that the interplay between the deterrence postures operated by both Russia and NATO has not been sufficiently appreciated during their development – deterrence cannot be effective if your target does not understand your actions.

Euro-Atlantic Security|Deterrence|Military Doctrine|NATO|Nuclear Weapons|Russia
Policy brief

Safeguarding the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Blueprint for Europe

As the future of the Iran nuclear deal looks increasingly uncertain, ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman argues that European policymakers should leverage the value of the transatlantic partnership to influence US decision-making and demonstrate Europe’s commitment to the deal while laying the technical and political groundwork to challenge the snapback of US sanctions.

6 April 2018 | Axel Hellman
Global Security|Diplomacy|Economy|EU|Europe|Foreign policy|Iran|JCPOA|Middle East|Nuclear Arms Control|Transatlantic relations|United States
Policy brief

Ban the Bomb? Or Bomb the Ban?

Continuing our series of guest commentaries on the ban treaty, Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, argues that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is essentially a protest vote which may end up harming much more than it helps.

22 March 2018 | Brad Roberts
Global Security|Arms Control|Deterrence|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons
Policy brief

The US, Europe and the Iran nuclear deal: is there a sweet spot?

Will President Trump torpedo the JCPOA or can European negotiators find a way through? Sir Simon Gass sets out a possible diplomatic sweet spot for the current US-Europe negotiations that might meet US concerns, yet keep Iran and the other parties to the deal on board.

9 March 2018 | Simon Gass
Global Security|Europe|Iran|JCPOA|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons|Security|United States
Report

Envisioning a Russia-NATO Conflict: Implications for Deterrence Stability

This ELN report investigates how a Russia-NATO conflict could break out, unfold and be terminated. Based on this analysis, the report makes a set of recommendations to increase military stability and reduce the threat of inadvertent escalation.

14 February 2018 | Lukasz Kulesa
Euro-Atlantic Security|Deterrence|NATO|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations
Policy brief

Proud and Prejudiced: The risk of stereotypes in Russia-West relations

Joseph Dobbs argues that policy-makers in Russia-West relations must be more aware of the negative impact stereotyping has on decision making. This paper examines three stereotypes in detail: Vladimir Putin the master tactician, the expansionist opponent and mutual weakness.

29 January 2018 | Joseph Dobbs
Euro-Atlantic Security|Diplomacy|Europe|Foreign policy|NATO|Russia|Russia-West Relations|United States