Thomas Frear argues that a reappraisal of the NATO-Russia Cooperative Airspace Initiative is necessary to safeguard the safety of civilian airliners caught in the midst of the ongoing confrontation.
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A detailed account of the Russian snap exercise that took place in March 2015 featuring an interactive map. The exercise involved 80,000 troops, 65 warships, and 220 aircraft. The scale of this operation means it could only have been a scenario simulating war with NATO.
A detailed account of the June 2015 NATO exercise Allied Shield featuring an interactive map. The scale and nature of this exercise leaves Russia as the only possible adversary.
Against the backdrop of further violence in Ukraine and broader hostile rhetoric, the dangerous Russia-West incidents highlighted by the ELN in November 2014 have continued. This update charts 27 new incidents, highlighting the validity of our Report’s recommendations.
A new ELN Policy Brief highlights the dangerously close encounters between Russian and Western militaries in 2014, and just how close we have come to unwanted dangerous escalation.
In a new op-ed Wolfgang Ischinger, Steven Pifer, and Andrei Zagorski argue that pre-existing arms controls have helped prevent the Ukraine crisis from degenerating from bad to worse.