The signatories suggest four urgent steps that can be taken now to “stop the downward spiral in relations and reduce real dangers”.
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Experts from both sides of the divide offer their assessments of the damage done to EU-Russia relations by three years of crisis.
ELN Senior Associate Fellows Nicholas Williams and Simon Lunn argue that elevating the 2% to a test of defence fidelity and solidarity is ultimately counter-productive.
The ELN examines the strengths and weaknesses of NATO deterrence posture, and how alliance policy can be improved and more effectively communicated. Doing so, the authors argue, of crucial importance to Euro-Atlantic security.
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.
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.
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...
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.