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Commentary

Challenges and opportunities for deterrence and arms control in the Baltic Sea area

Lukasz Kulesa examines the challenges faced in security environment of the Baltic Sea region and presents the opportunities for effective arms control.

1 October 2018 | Lukasz Kulesa
Euro-Atlantic Security|European Defence|Global Security|Arms Control|Baltic Sea|Baltics|Belarus|CSBMs|Defence|Deterrence|Eastern Europe|Finland|NATO|Nordic Countries|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Sweden
Report

Living in (Digital) Denial: Russia’s Approach to Cyber Deterrence

Last week’s Helsinki Summit has brought renewed focus to Russian actions in cyberspace. In a new report, ELN Research Associate Joss Meakins explores Russia’s conflicted approach to cyber deterrence and proposes new ways to create a more stable Russia-West cyber deterrence relationship.

23 July 2018 | Joss Meakins
Euro-Atlantic Security|Cyber|Deterrence|Russia|Russia-West Relations
Event

ELN-RIAC Seminar: Towards a More Stable NATO-Russia Relationship

On 16-17 July 2018, the European Leadership Network together with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) co-hosted a seminar in Moscow as part of a joint project to identify specific, realistic and politically feasible steps that Russia, NATO and NATO members can take to move towards a more stable deterrence relationship.

17 July 2018
Euro-Atlantic Security|Deterrence|Military Doctrine|NATO|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations
Policy brief

The INF Treaty: The Way Forward

In this latest ELN Report, Katarzyna Kubiak examines the state of play and recommends measures to overcome the crisis over the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

17 May 2018 | Katarzyna Kubiak
Global Security|Arms Control|Deterrence|INF|Nuclear Arms Control|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations|ELN
Commentary

Reflections and recommendations: The future of non-proliferation and disarmament

Shata Shetty, ELN Deputy Director and Denitsa Raynova, ELN Policy Fellow highlight that in the current deteriorating security environment there should be no complacency over the health and future of the NPT. The case must be re-made for the security benefits of this vital treaty. The current situation can be turned into an opportunity to revisit old assumptions, re-assess priorities and consider modest, but practical arrangements which can serve as bridge-builders between polarised communities.

Global Security|Deterrence|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|nuclear ban treaty|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Weapons|APLN|ELN
Report

Russia and NATO: How to overcome deterrence instability?

The current Russia-NATO deterrence relationship is unstable, and dangerously so. The authors argue that the interplay between the deterrence postures operated by both Russia and NATO has not been sufficiently appreciated during their development – deterrence cannot be effective if your target does not understand your actions.

Euro-Atlantic Security|Deterrence|Military Doctrine|NATO|Nuclear Weapons|Russia