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Breakthrough or Breakpoint? Global Perspectives on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

On Sunday 10 December the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for their work on the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). To examine the implications of this treaty for the global nuclear order, the ELN has commissioned a collection of essays, bringing together contributions from a distinguished group of nuclear policy and arms control experts.

8 December 2017 | Shatabhisha Shetty and Denitsa Raynova
Global Security|Deterrence|NATO|NPT|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons

Strengthening NATO’s defence: A moderate approach

Martin Zapfe, head of the Global Security Team at the Center for Security Studies (ETH Zurich), offers his thoughts on how to improve NATO's defence and deterrence posture in the short-term.

5 May 2017 | Martin Zapfe
Euro-Atlantic Security|Defence|Deterrence|NATO|Russia-West Relations
Policy brief

Beyond the Nuclear Threshold: Russia, NATO, and Nuclear First Use

In the first of a new ELN Issue Brief series on arms control, Dr Alexey Arbatov examines the evolving policies of Russia and NATO on the first use of nuclear weapons. Dr Arbatov’s brief goes beyond specific doctrinal points of concern, such as the concept of ‘escalating to de-escalate’ (the limited first use of nuclear weapons in […]

21 April 2017 | Alexey Arbatov
Euro-Atlantic Security|Deterrence|Military Doctrine|NATO|Nuclear Weapons|Russia|Russia-West Relations

ELN Research Fellow Thomas Frear speaks at UK PONI/RUSI event

ELN Research Fellow Thomas Frear speaks at the UK PONI/RUSI event "The UK Deterrent in an age of Trump and Putin" in Plymouth on February 21, 2017.

21 February 2017
Euro-Atlantic Security|Global Security|Deterrence|Russia-West Relations|United Kingdom

Who Defends Europe? Time to Get Real on Sharing the Burden

Sir Adam Thomson argues that whilst a clear position on NATO from President Trump is imperative, European allies must acknowledge that they can and should do more to support the alliance; not only in the form of increased military spending, but in clear communication to the public on the value of NATO and of the US' engagement.

8 February 2017 | Adam Thomson
Euro-Atlantic Security|Defence|Deterrence|Europe|Foreign policy|NATO|Transatlantic relations|United States