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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
Policy brief

The UK, France and the Challenge of Brexit to European Security

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.

22 December 2016 | Joseph Dobbs
Euro-Atlantic Security|EU|France|Security|United Kingdom

NTI Report: Rising Nuclear Dangers

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...

15 December 2016
Euro-Atlantic Security
Policy brief

Managing Hazardous Incidents in the Euro-Atlantic Area: A New Plan of Action

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.

2 November 2016 | Lukasz Kulesa, Thomas Frear and Denitsa Raynova
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|CSBMs|NATO|OSCE|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Security
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Avoiding Hazardous Incidents in the Euro-Atlantic Area: Post-workshop report

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...

19 October 2016 | Lukasz Kulesa, Thomas Frear and Denitsa Raynova
Euro-Atlantic Security|CSBMs|NATO|OSCE|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations

Trident replacement? Think Again

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.

13 July 2016 | Dr Nick Ritchie
Euro-Atlantic Security|Deterrence|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons|United Kingdom