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NATO’s Brussels Summit: Getting From Good to Great

In a new ELN report released ahead of the July NATO summit in Brussels, Sir Adam Thomson, Director of the ELN and former UK Ambassador to NATO assesses three core challenges to NATO solidarity - (1) Russia, (2) NATO’s engagement southwards, and (3) transatlantic burdensharing - and offers specific recommendations in each area for the summit declaration, communique and EU-NATO Joint Declaration.

12 June 2018 | Adam Thomson
Euro-Atlantic Security|EU|Europe|NATO|Russia-West Relations|Transatlantic relations

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

NATO-EU Cooperation: Don’t Forget Berlin Plus!

Despite the latest show of EU-NATO burgeoning collaboration, the Berlin Plus agreement has seemingly been quietly forgotten. Now is the time to recall the benefits of the only framework for NATO-EU operational cooperation in a crisis.

26 March 2018 | Nicholas Williams
European Defence|EU|NATO