The European Parliament’s latest Draft Report on the Arctic proposes taking a middle road that acknowledges geopolitical competitive realities while also opening a pathway for cooperation. Gabriella Gricius writes that prioritising cooperation on addressing transnational threats will mean the Arctic environment and relations between Russia and the West will be better off.
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Biden and Putin were right to meet in Geneva, writes ELN Senior Associate Fellow Elisabeth Braw reflecting on the Biden-Putin meeting in June this year. Without a working relationship between their leaders, countries face accidental and exceptionally dangerous mishaps.
While the Biden-Putin Summit signalled Moscow and Washington’s interest in managing their disagreements, the relationship between Russia and the EU is in freefall, lacking similar recognition of the value of negotiated restraint. Igor Istomin looks at what Europe can draw from the Geneva playbook.
This is the right moment to reinvigorate discussion on European agency, argues Pavel Kanevskiy. Russia and the US will find ways to cooperate but the core issues of European security can only be addressed with the active engagement of Europeans themselves.
ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson and Senior Consulting Fellow Sir Graham Stacey argue that managing risks of military clashes is even more essential at a time when deep political tensions are likely to remain.
As Armenia goes to the polls this weekend, Andreas Persbo writes that the election will have implications for the political landscape of the region. But it also represents an opportunity for multilateral cooperation that Brussels, Moscow and Washington should grasp.