The lesson of Nord Stream 2 is clear: the German public debate needs more realism. To continue pretending that Germany can increase its economic dependence on Russia at little to no geopolitical cost is naïve ostpolitik, suggest ELN Policy Fellow Dr Maximilian Hoell.
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Getting P5 strategic risk reduction right: What NATO non-nuclear-weapon states seek from nuclear-weapon states
To get strategic risk reduction right, the P5 will need to respond to NATO non-nuclear-weapon states interest in a structured and transparent conversation on concrete measures to lower the risk of nuclear use.
In light of recent reports that the Trump administration is considering the resumption of nuclear testing, the international community should redouble its commitment to the norm against testing. The only way to close the door on nuclear weapon testing for good is to bring the CTBT into force.
The product of a ten-month-long effort by the ELN to explore common ground among the five nuclear-weapon states (NWS) parties to the NPT, this new report from Dr Maximilian Hoell and Andreas Persbo offers practical recommendations for the P5 to reduce nuclear risks.
The removal of US nuclear weapons from German soil would undermine the Euro-Atlantic security architecture and increase the likelihood of war in Europe, including that of nuclear use.