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The Art of Space Deterrence

With the tools of space warfare spreading, how do we deter an adversary from attacking valuable and essential space infrastructure? Bleddyn Bowen, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Leicester, provides five general ground rules for strategic thought.

20 February 2018 | Bleddyn Bowen
Euro-Atlantic Security|Global Security|Air space|Deterrence

Envisioning a Russia-NATO Conflict: Implications for Deterrence Stability

This ELN report investigates how a Russia-NATO conflict could break out, unfold and be terminated. Based on this analysis, the report makes a set of recommendations to increase military stability and reduce the threat of inadvertent escalation.

14 February 2018 | Lukasz Kulesa
Euro-Atlantic Security|Deterrence|NATO|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations

The 2018 US Nuclear Posture Review: a headache for Europe

Łukasz Kulesa, Research Director for the ELN, argues that while some in Europe will welcome the new NPR, its findings and recommendations are likely to cause friction in US-Europe relations.

6 February 2018 | Lukasz Kulesa
Euro-Atlantic Security|Global Security|Europe|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons|United States

The Next 100 Years: UK-Baltic Cooperation in Euro-Atlantic Security

In the context of the Baltic centenary, the ELN and the three Baltic Embassies in London are organising a discussion on “The Next 100 Years: UK-Baltic Cooperation in Euro-Atlantic Security."

30 January 2018
Euro-Atlantic Security|Baltic Sea|Baltics|Brexit|EU|NATO|United Kingdom
Policy brief

Proud and Prejudiced: The risk of stereotypes in Russia-West relations

Joseph Dobbs argues that policy-makers in Russia-West relations must be more aware of the negative impact stereotyping has on decision making. This paper examines three stereotypes in detail: Vladimir Putin the master tactician, the expansionist opponent and mutual weakness.

29 January 2018 | Joseph Dobbs
Euro-Atlantic Security|Diplomacy|Europe|Foreign policy|NATO|Russia|Russia-West Relations|United States