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Walking on Broken Glass: The Challenges of 2020’s Arms Control

Following the INF Treaty’s breakdown over noncompliance allegations, picking up the pieces and rebuilding consensus on the importance of arms control will be essential in the decade to come.

12 February 2020 | Dr Anya Loukianova Fink
Global Security|Air space|Arms Control|Deterrence|INF|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Weapons|Russia-West Relations|Transatlantic relations
Commentary

Banding together against the bully in the Baltic

Senior Associate Fellow, Elisabeth Braw, argues that deepening regional cohesion in the Baltics will assist in the strengthening of military deterrence.

27 September 2018 | Elisabeth Braw
Air space|Baltic Sea|Baltics|Europe|Finland|Germany|Nordic Countries|Poland|Russia|Sweden
Commentary

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
Commentary

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
Commentary

Downing of a Russian Jet: Where do we go from here?

ELN Research Director, Lukasz Kulesa, and Research Fellow, Thomas Frear, outline three priorities in responding to the downing of a Russian jet by Turkish forces; establish the facts, de-escalate the crisis and urgently develop procedures to avoid another crisis.

25 November 2015 | Lukasz Kulesa and Thomas Frear
Euro-Atlantic Security|Air space|NATO|Russia|Syria|Turkey