What is the best path for Europe to take in 2020? A recent meeting of experts and officials, convened by the ELN and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), weighed the options.
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Sir Adam Thomson gives his afterthoughts on the 2018 Riga Dialogue, stating that many traditional frames of reference have not caught up with the reality of the Euro-Atlantic security situation.
In a report released ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels, Sir Adam Thomson, ELN Director and former UK Ambassador to NATO assesses three core challenges to NATO solidarity – (1) Russia, (2) NATO’s engagement southwards, and (3) transatlantic burdensharing – and offers specific recommendations in each area for the summit declaration, communique and EU-NATO Joint Declaration.
ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson and Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland argue that a new approach to strategic autonomy is needed to provide a long-term framework to increase Europe’s ability to protect its security interests.
In early January 2018, the ELN took a senior non-governmental European delegation to Washington D.C. at a crucial moment in US decision-making over the JCPOA. It has produced a report of the visit which sets out the delegation’s main arguments and reflects on the results.
ELN Director Adam Thomson and ELN Research Director Lukasz Kulesa argue that while there will be no immediate transatlantic divorce, the US position on the Iran Deal has drawn the EU countries, Russia and China closer together as JCPOA signatories.