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Inherent Instability: Cyber and Space as Deterrence Spoilers

Thomas Frear highlights the poorly understood escalatory potential of modern cyber operations; arguing that the continued integration of the cyber domain with the conventional and nuclear domains has substantially increased the possibility of miscalculation and unintended escalation.

14 March 2018 | Thomas Frear
Euro-Atlantic Security|Global Security|Cyber|Deterrence|NATO|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations

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

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