To examine the implications of the nuclear ban treaty, the ELN has brought together contributions from a distinguished group of nuclear policy and arms control experts who present and analyse national and institutional attitudes towards the ban treaty and assess whether these are likely to change over time. The aim is to encourage a better understanding of the underlying motives and objectives of the treaty as well as the rationale of those who still remain cautious or hostile.
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The ELN examines the strengths and weaknesses of NATO deterrence posture, and how alliance policy can be improved and more effectively communicated. Doing so, the authors argue, of crucial importance to Euro-Atlantic security.
Martin Zapfe, head of the Global Security Team at the Center for Security Studies (ETH Zurich), offers his thoughts on how to improve NATO’s defence and deterrence posture in the short-term.
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...
Sir Adam Thomson argues that whilst a clear position on NATO from President Trump is imperative, European allies must acknowledge that they can and should do more to support the alliance; not only in the form of increased military spending, but in clear communication to the public on the value of NATO and of the US’ engagement.