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Trump, Putin and the Growing Risk of Military Escalation

Ahead of Presidents Trump and Putin’s much anticipated first encounter in Hamburg in the margins of the G20 summit in Hamburg later this week the ELN has published its latest policy brief on the growing risk of military escalation and what Trump and Putin can do to avoid it.

4 July 2017 | Lukasz Kulesa and Shatabhisha Shetty
Euro-Atlantic Security|Defence|NATO|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Security|United States
Policy brief

EU-NATO Relations: Inching forward?

Building on consultations with officials a new ELN report assesses the progress made since the 2016 EU-NATO Joint Declaration. It takes two key areas as case studies: exercising and capacity building, through which it identifies achievable opportunities for further EU-NATO cooperation.

16 May 2017 | Julia Himmrich and Denitsa Raynova
European Defence|Defence|Diplomacy|EU|NATO|Security

What Future for European Defence?

Forty-five distinguished members of the network, the ELN Caucus, shared their views on the key dynamics characterising the security and defence landscape in Europe.

27 April 2017 | Denitsa Raynova
European Defence|Defence|EU|Europe|Foreign policy
Policy brief

Beyond the Nuclear Threshold: Russia, NATO, and Nuclear First Use

In the first of a new ELN Issue Brief series on arms control, Dr Alexey Arbatov examines the evolving policies of Russia and NATO on the first use of nuclear weapons. Dr Arbatov’s brief goes beyond specific doctrinal points of concern, such as the concept of ‘escalating to...

21 April 2017 | Alexey Arbatov
Euro-Atlantic Security|Deterrence|Military Doctrine|NATO|Nuclear Weapons|Russia|Russia-West Relations