Dr William Hill, Former Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, examines the role of unrecognised state authorities in international relations and conflict resolution, arguing that their agency is a crucial factor for consideration when writing policy on Europe’s frozen conflicts.
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“Competing Narratives” in the Russia-West Relationship: Towards a Common Understanding of the Non-Intervention Principle
For the past two years the ELN has encouraged debates on the differing interpretations of key concepts and norms in Russia-West relations to identify how they affect Euro-Atlantic security. This report presents important recommendations on how to clarify and strengthen the non-intervention principle in the 21st century.
ELN Research Fellow Alice Billon-Galland and GMF Fellow Martin Quencez examine the Franco-German proposal for the new EU Permanent Structured Cooperation on security and defence.
Following a conference bringing together 150 leading arms control experts and diplomatic representatives the European Leadership Network presents workable policy recommendations for driving forward 21st century arms control.
This ELN report argues that NATO's target of spending 2% of GDP on defence is an arbitrary benchmark which should cease to be the only measure of contributions to collective defence and security. A central criticism of the 2% is that it does not consider - nor promote - action on important...
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...
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.