Members of the ELN Network respond to ELN Director Sir Adam Thomson’s recent commentary, reflecting on what choices countries can make that will affect what a 21st-century-style cold war will be like.
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If there is one parallel between the Cuban Missile Crisis and the war in Ukraine, Marion Messmer writes, it’s that decision-making is influenced by myths, enemy images, and beliefs. The fog of war makes miscommunication, misperception, and miscalculation that much more likely, in turn increasing the risk that further escalation might take place. Whether the war in Ukraine will be able to provide a similar motivation for arms control efforts as the Cuban Missile Crisis did will depend on how exactly it will end.
The US-Russia military hotline in Europe: Key principles for risk reduction from the US-Russia deconfliction measures in Syria
Despite diplomatic channels between Russia and Western countries narrowing in the aftermath of the invasion, in early March the US and Russia announced that they would establish a hotline to avoid miscalculation or escalation. Juliette Faure outlines key lessons from the US-Russia deconfliction measures in Syria starting in 2015.
The Expert Dialogue on NATO-Russia risk reduction: a joint appeal for a ceasefire and risk reduction
Russian, American and European expert members of the Russia-NATO Military Risk Reduction Dialogue in Europe call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Ukraine.
In the midst of the current crisis, ELN resources from our Network of security policy leaders from 40 European countries can help explain what is happening now and provide context and principles for future efforts to re-establish peace and security.
75 members of the Expert Group on Russia-NATO Risk Reduction and 36 ELN Network members from the US, Russia and Europe call for seven areas of action to be prioritised to reduce Russia-NATO tension.