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Open Skies: Can the U.S. withdrawal be delayed?

The US is scheduled to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty on November 22, against the wishes of a majority in Congress and on a questionable legal basis. Peter Jones argues the other Treaty members should “stop the clock” on the US withdrawal until the Biden Administration takes office.

12 November 2020 | Peter Jones
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|Open Skies Treaty|Security|United States
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Policy Recommendations: Options for P5 Cooperation

In October and November 2019, the European leadership Network (ELN) and King’s College London (KCL) hosted two workshops with experts and government officials from each of the P5 countries to explore cooperation ahead of the London conference and the NPT Review Conference in 2020. This policy memo captures many of the recommendations deliberated at the workshops.

13 December 2019
Global Security|Arms Control|CTBT|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons|Risk Reduction|WMDs
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Towards a NATO-Russia Basic Understanding

An approach which aims to inject new thinking into Russia-NATO relations has been proposed by the ELN-supported Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe, endorsed by former foreign and defence ministers, military leaders, diplomats and experts from the United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia, France, Ukraine, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The proposal outlines “interim rules of the game” to allow for more transparency, predictability and risk reduction as well as for avoiding misunderstanding, miscalculation and unintended escalation.

9 July 2018
Euro-Atlantic Security|Europe|NATO|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations
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European Leaders Call for NATO Action on Ebola

Senior figures from Europe’s defence and foreign policy community, including two former NATO Secretaries–General, write to the United Nations, World Health Organisation and NATO calling for urgent military assistance in the fight against Ebola.

29 October 2014
Defence|Ebola|Foreign policy|Military Doctrine|NATO|United Nations
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Open Letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and WHO Director General Margaret Chan

Dear Secretary-General and Director-General, As you know, more than six months after the Ebola outbreak started in a village in Guinea the situation in West Africa is deteriorating. This is both a humanitarian tragedy and as acknowledged in UN Security Council Resolution 2177, a developing...

29 October 2014
Global Security|Defence|Ebola|Military Doctrine|NATO|United Nations
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Open Letter to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Dear Mr. Secretary-General, Six months after the Ebola outbreak started in a village in Guinea the situation in West Africa is deteriorating. The World Health Organisation has warned there may be 10,000 new cases of Ebola a week by early December. This is both a humanitarian tragedy and, as...

29 October 2014
Global Security|Defence|Ebola|NATO|Security