The UK and Russia hold pivotal roles within the Non-Proliferation Treaty regime and share a common interest in its preservation and longevity. This report sets out actionable policy recommendations London and Moscow could adopt in the run-up to the NPT 2020 Review Conference.
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What is the best path for Europe to take in 2020? A recent meeting of experts and officials, convened by the ELN and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), weighed the options.
Andrew Wood considers what lessons, if any, are worth drawing for the situation today from the experience of navigating the Soviet-NATO interchange during the Cold War.
The UK-US-Europe ‘bridge’ on which London rested has now, for the most part, gone. Britain must now look to new styles of engagement in order to ensure strategic relevance and effective defence coordination.
Deteriorating relations between Russia and NATO and the increasing capacity for rapid deployment and concentration of forces increases instability and the risk of military escalation, namely in the Baltic region. Against this background, the countries concerned could be interested in a conventional arms control regime that helps to prevent destabilising build-ups of forces and to enhance maritime security.
The recent US allegations against Russia for violating the CTBT weaken the treaty and fuel speculation that the US might ‘unsign’ the test ban. This paper lays out the repercussions of these recent actions and offers recommendations for supporters of the CTBT.
There are currently no formal international agreements linking nuclear weapons and cyber capabilities, and to fill this void states have invested considerable resource to address the ‘cyber’ challenge – but what does this mean for the security of nuclear weapons?
Based on study visits, discussions and interviews with European diplomats, politicians and strategic advisers, this report considers how European perspectives toward Russia have changed following Crimea’s annexation.