Although it may now be hard to escape a cold war, especially between Russia and the West, countries can still make real choices that affect the course of the confrontation, writes ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson. Here he suggests four axes along which all states involved should be considering their positioning as they pursue their clashing desired outcomes.
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With NATO leaders meeting in Madrid to agree on a new Strategic Concept, Adam Thomson and Graham Stacey argue that it must deliver modern deterrence fit for the next decade. They suggest four adjustments that would make NATO’s deterrence more effective at lower risk and lower cost.
As risk reduction and mutual security are suffering more damage than at any time since the Cold War, ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson looks at how our diverse network can make a real difference when differing security outlooks have become so polarised.
A revival of arms control will not be possible by going back to old approaches. Instead, arms control needs to adapt to new circumstances. A new report from the Center for Security Studies in Zurich sets out a transatlantic approach on how to build a political strategy for arms control in a new landscape.
ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson and Senior Consulting Fellow Sir Graham Stacey argue that managing risks of military clashes is even more essential at a time when deep political tensions are likely to remain.