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Planning for Warsaw, waiting for the next US President

Former French Defence Minister Paul Quilès argues that while a momentous policy shift is not possible until a new American President is elected, Nato can and must make some important changes in Warsaw.

20 May 2016 | Paul Quilès
Euro-Atlantic Security|NATO|Russia-West Relations|Transatlantic relations
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The Fight Against Nuclear Terrorism

Bernard Norlain, Lord Owen, Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Paul Quiles argue that as long as the threat of nuclear terrorism exists, the effort to secure and reduce weapons usable nuclear and radiological materials must continue.

Global Security|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|Security|Terrorism
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Negotiations with Iran: the best bet for our future security

Three former ministers and ELN members from France, Germany and the UK make the case for a deal with Iran. In the light of very public opposition, especially in the United States, the authors set out why a deal with Iran is the best bet for Euope’s security and the future of nuclear non-proliferation.

Global Security|Diplomacy|Iran|JCPOA|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons|Security|United States
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Crise ukrainienne: il faut retrouver les voies du dialogue

Paul Quiles sets out four proposals on how to engage Russia in a dialogue on the crisis in Ukraine. He argues that Russia must not become a rival, much less an enemy (article in French).

28 March 2014 | Paul Quilès
Euro-Atlantic Security|Diplomacy|Eastern Europe|EU|Europe|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Ukraine|United States
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The 85%

Ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague, five UK and French members of the ELN , all former ministers or senior military officials, point out that we have no way of knowing whether 85% of the world’s nuclear material stockpiles are in fact secure.

Global Security|Defence|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|Security|Terrorism