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...
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Alice Billon-Galland, Researcher at the ELN, examines the views of the five leading candidates on France’s European defence partnerships and argues that the French election is providing strategic uncertainty to an already destabilised Europe.
Defusing future crises in the shared neighbourhood: Can a clash between the West and Russia be prevented?
Five scenarios of instability that could worsen the ongoing Russia-West confrontation and how they could be preemptively managed.
Joseph Dobbs, a Research Fellow at the ELN, argues that France is the most important bilateral relationship for the UK in a post-Brexit Europe and makes seven recommendations on how London and Paris can cooperate to protect European security.
Following on from research by the European Leadership Network (ELN) since 2014 on the risks of unwanted military escalation between NATO and Russia, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) have published a new report on rising nuclear dangers. "Rising Nuclear Dangers: Steps to Reduce Risks in...
In the most comprehensive public study of its kind, the ELN examines existing the agreements for avoiding dangerous military incidents between NATO countries, NATO partners, and Russia before outlining definite mechanisms for their improvement.
Report on the workshop on Avoidance of Hazardous Military Incidents between NATO and Russia, held in Brussels, 21-22 September 2016 The European Leadership Network has been investigating for some time the issue of close encounters between Russian and NATO militaries. On 21st-22nd September, in...
Dr Ian Kearns and Joseph Dobbs use a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats analysis to underpin a strategic case for EU-Russia cooperation.
Nick Ritchie of the University of York criticises the security value of the British nuclear deterrent, arguing that its maintenance and renewal is detrimental to British security and the national discourse.