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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 intervention

Towards a NATO-Russia Basic Understanding

An approach which aims to inject new thinking into Russia-NATO relations has been proposed by the ELN-supported Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe, endorsed by former foreign and defence ministers, military leaders, diplomats and experts from the United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia, France, Ukraine, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The proposal outlines "interim rules of the game" to allow for more transparency, predictability and risk reduction as well as for avoiding misunderstanding, miscalculation and unintended escalation.

9 July 2018
Euro-Atlantic Security|Europe|NATO|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Task Force
Policy brief

Nuclear Responsibility: A New Framework to Assess U.S. and Russian Behaviour

Dr Heather Williams, Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King's College London (KCL) and Amelia Morgan, Research Assistant at KCL's Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) examine how the United States and Russia could become more responsible nuclear actors and strengthen the global nuclear order at a time when it is most fragile.

19 June 2018 | Heather Williams and Amelia Morgan
Euro-Atlantic Security|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Disarmament|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|Risk Reduction|Russia|United States

The Future of Relations between Russia and the West

The European Leadership Network is partnering with King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC), the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Centre of Military and Political Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) to host a public debate on the future of the relations between Russia and the West on Wednesday 4 July. The event will examine the influence of trust and emotions on the future of the relations between Russia and the West.

30 May 2018
Euro-Atlantic Security|Risk Reduction|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
Media coverage

Salisbury Spy Attack: Sir Adam Thomson comments on the implications for Russia-West relations

As Britain considers how to respond to the suspected poisoning of a former spy with a nerve agent, and weighs in on how to handle future relations with Russia, ELN Director, Sir Adam Thomson, considers the implications for Euro-Atlantic security and stability.

15 March 2018
Euro-Atlantic Security|Risk Reduction|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Sanctions|Security