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...
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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.
Lord Hannay, former British Ambassador to the UN and EU warns that following the election of Donald Trump as US president we are entering a period of uncertainty, and in no policy field is uncertainty more high risk than that of nuclear weapons.
Franklin Miller and Keith Payne argue that adoption of No First Use now would reflect willful US detachment from this global reality and would be perceived as such by friends and foes alike.
Denitsa Raynova argues that the Alliance risks facing disillusioned partner countries in the Black Sea region unless it changes its rhetoric and policy towards Georgia and Ukraine.