Europeans need to think more systemically about capability development and combine NATO and EU efforts. The institutions fundamentally approach capabilities in different ways: NATO is interested in capabilities that caters to its operations while the EU considers capabilities a member state...
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ELN Research Fellow Thomas Frear argues that a resumption of Open Skies Treaty flights between Russia and Georgia is in the best interest of both, outlining a status-neutral method to overcome previously irreconcilable national positions.
Emil Dall, a Research Fellow at RUSI, examines the implications of adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons for NATO’s nuclear sharing policies and its commitment to disarmament.
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.
As long as the relationship between Russia and the West continues to be confrontational, the urgent task will be to stabilize and manage the confrontation.
The signatories suggest four urgent steps that can be taken now to “stop the downward spiral in relations and reduce real dangers”.
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.