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Regional Imperative: Why we need the Syria Deconfliction Agreement

ELN Research Fellow Thomas Frear makes the case for the US-Russia agreement on military encounters in Syria. As the only document regulating encounters between the US, its allies, and Russia over an active war zone, its preservation is essential.

12 April 2017 | Thomas Frear
Euro-Atlantic Security|Global Security|Air space|Middle East|Russia|Russia-West Relations|United States
Policy brief

Managing Hazardous Incidents in the Euro-Atlantic Area: A New Plan of Action

In the most comprehensive public study of its kind, the ELN examines existing the agreements for avoiding dangerous military incidents between NATO countries, NATO partners, and Russia before outlining definite mechanisms for their improvement.

2 November 2016 | Lukasz Kulesa, Thomas Frear and Denitsa Raynova
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|CSBMs|NATO|OSCE|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Security
Policy brief

Avoiding Hazardous Incidents in the Euro-Atlantic Area: Post-workshop report

Report on the workshop on Avoidance of Hazardous Military Incidents between NATO and Russia, held in Brussels, 21-22 September 2016 The European Leadership Network has been investigating for some time the issue of close encounters between Russian and NATO militaries. On 21st-22nd September, in...

19 October 2016 | Lukasz Kulesa, Thomas Frear and Denitsa Raynova
Euro-Atlantic Security|CSBMs|NATO|OSCE|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations

NATO, Russia, and Empathy: Modern Lessons from a Cold War Military Exercise

ELN Research Fellow Thomas Frear examines the intelligence failures of the 1983 Able Archer military exercises, arguing that those same failures, centred on a lack of empathy, are being repeated in the current NATO-Russia confrontation.

22 August 2016 | Thomas Frear
Euro-Atlantic Security|Deterrence|Military Doctrine|NATO|Nuclear Weapons|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Transatlantic relations|United States