Over the past weeks, the ELN has convened network members from across wider Europe in a series of private conversations to gain a better understanding of the factors driving the current crisis and the options for its resolution. This is a summary of some considerations offered by Russian participants during these conversations.
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As risk reduction and mutual security are suffering more damage than at any time since the Cold War, ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson looks at how our diverse network can make a real difference when differing security outlooks have become so polarised.
Blinken and Lavrov’s meeting in Geneva today is the latest in a series of meetings between Russian and various transatlantic and European actors over the past two weeks. While there has been no breakthrough, Wilfred Wan writes that these talks should be seen as a modest but necessary step in the right direction.
The US and NATO should respond to Russia’s security guarantees proposal with a unified counterproposal that addresses Russia’s concern about NATO expansion, rolls back Russia’s own expansion in its near abroad, and creates stable and successful states in the space between NATO and Russia, writes Kevin Ryan.
Russia, NATO and other European countries have recently engaged in a week of intensive diplomacy, which has touched on both recent tensions and long-term relations. ELN members are united in a belief in the necessity of dialogue across divides, and many have provided their thoughts on the current situation.