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Commentary

An offer postponed: Berlin’s silence on Macron’s deterrence thinking

President Macron’s speech in February on nuclear deterrence created a new door for a possible nuclear dialogue with European partners. The key to that door most likely lies in Berlin, but no one there seems inclined to pick it up.

25 August 2020 | Julia Berghofer
Euro-Atlantic Security|Arms Control|Europe|France|Germany|NATO|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|YGLN
Commentary

The flawed logic of the French “nuclear warning”

Carrying out a “nuclear warning” – a non-repeatable strike intended to restore deterrence in case an adversary miscalculates – means the failure of deterrence. The very real consequence is escalation to a nuclear exchange.

15 June 2020 | Jean-Marie Collin
Global Security|Arms Control|France|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|Risk Reduction
Report

Europe, Iran and the United States: A Roadmap for 2020

What is the best path for Europe to take in 2020? A recent meeting of experts and officials, convened by the ELN and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), weighed the options.

27 January 2020 | Adam Thomson and Sahil Shah
Global Security|EU|France|Germany|International Law|Iran|JCPOA|Middle East|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|Sanctions|Transatlantic relations|United Nations|United States
Media coverage

ELN Policy Fellow Alice Billon-Galland in De Volkskrant

On the day of the second ministerial meeting of the European Intervention Initiative (E2I) in the Netherlands, Alice Billon-Galland spoke to Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant about what is at stake for France and what E2I means for European security.

20 September 2019
European Defence|Defence|Europe|France|YGLN