Within days of Russia invading Ukraine, the two sides started negotiations on a possible political settlement. These negotiations have been difficult to assess, as they have had little transparency and erratic messaging. Almut Rochowanski argues that Europe and the US should follow their own foreign policy doctrines and best practices – in particular, the EU should heed its commitment that women must participate and lead in peace processes.
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As part of the ELN’s series of reflections on our tenth anniversary, Senior Associate Fellow Heather Williams shares her personal reflections on the human side of the nuclear policy field.
The UN’s High Representative for Disarmament Affairs speaks to the ELN about why women need to be represented in disarmament, the need for youth engagement and her advice for women setting out to work in this field.
Lost in translation? Understanding the relevance of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in the field of arms control and disarmament
Renata Dalaqua looks at the findings from UNIDIR’s nine-month investigation into the interconnections between arms control and the WPS Agenda, exploring how arms control and disarmament measures can help strengthen its implementation.
To mark the 20th anniversary of UN resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, Angela Kane looks at the achievements of, and ongoing pushback to, the WPS agenda. To advance the role of women in peacekeeping, a context-specific approach could be the best way forward.
The most effective way to combat the masculine connotation of security is for more women to enter the field and prove it need not be gendered.