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.
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ELN Director Adam Thomson and ELN Research Director Lukasz Kulesa argue that while there will be no immediate transatlantic divorce, the US position on the Iran Deal has drawn the EU countries, Russia and China closer together as JCPOA signatories.
In the first of a new ELN Issue Brief series on arms control, Dr Alexey Arbatov examines the evolving policies of Russia and NATO on the first use of nuclear weapons. Dr Arbatov’s brief goes beyond specific doctrinal points of concern, such as the concept of ‘escalating to de-escalate’ (the limited first use of nuclear weapons in […]
Ambassador Carlo Trezza, Senior Adviser of the Italian Institute for International Affairs and Coordinator of the Italian ELN group, argues that President Trump’s “top of the pack” approach to nuclear weapons establishes the premises for a new nuclear arms race, and discusses what the EU response should be.
Dr Cronberg, member of the Executive Board of the ELN, argues that instead of focusing on the 2017 ban treaty negotiations, efforts should be channelled towards agreeing on a treaty prohibiting the development, manufacture, possession and use of nuclear weapons as verifiable international convention.
Professor Francesco Calogero discusses the case for a treaty banning nuclear weapons and argues that the transition to a nuclear-weapon-free-world should be jointly pursued by the US and Russia.