With Russia-West tension high, ELN Research Fellow Thomas Frear evaluates the progress made on mitigating the risk posed by hazardous military incidents and the implementation of ELN recommendations.
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Continuing our series of guest commentaries on the ban treaty, Dr. Brad Roberts, Director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, argues that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is essentially a protest vote which may end up harming much more than it helps.
Moscow complains that the West fails to understand its security interests, but Russia’s political leaders are equally guilty of refusing to understand Western motivations and priorities.
Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, looks at how a hypothetical Hillary Clinton Administration would have oriented its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) – and how it would differ from the Trump NPR.
Dr. Stephen Blank, senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, argues that the prerequisite for pursuing any new arms control talks with Russia needs to be a fundamental change in Moscow’s foreign and security policy.
Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the OSCE, argues that it is high time that our political leadership realizes that politico-military matters can no longer be dealt with as a sideshow but are once again taking centre stage – whether we like it or not.