The danger inherent in the basic structure of the Russia-West crisis itself ought to be receiving more attention, argue Malcolm Rifkind and Ian Kearns. The ELN Board members write that the lack of asymmetry of interests with Russia will make it harder to navigate a safe outcome of the war.
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In the ELN’s anniversary year, we sat down with its three founders – Lord Browne, Shata Shetty and Ian Kearns – to discuss the story of how it all started, what they’ve learned and what the organisation has achieved over the past decade.
Defusing future crises in the shared neighbourhood: Can a clash between the West and Russia be prevented?
Five scenarios of instability that could worsen the ongoing Russia-West confrontation and how they could be preemptively managed.
Kearns and Raynova argue that the collection of bilateral agreements covering military encounters in the Euro-Atlantic area is outdated, and call for a multilateral framework encompassing Russia and all NATO member states.
Ian Kearns proposes a mix of greater use of western military power, more support for the countries in the region and, controversially for some, a willingness to negotiate with Assad.