Sir Adam Thomson gives his afterthoughts on the 2018 Riga Dialogue, stating that many traditional frames of reference have not caught up with the reality of the Euro-Atlantic security situation.
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On 27-28 June 2018, the European Leadership Network hosted a roundtable discussion in the UK House of Lords examining the political, security and economic conditions in the Western Balkans and how best to promote stability and democratic reform across the region. The meeting was co-chaired by Lord Browne of Ladyton and ELN member and former Albanian Defence Minister, Fatmir Mediu.
Stefano Stefanini, Italy’s former Ambassador to NATO, argues that the new Five Star-League Italian government will soon be faced with stark foreign policy choices. Although the government will likely remain anchored to NATO and will quickly learn it cannot ‘have it all’, the coalition could cause significant disruption to EU policy through populist stances on migration or Russia sanctions.
Axel Hellman and Denitsa Raynova look at the state of transatlantic relations and argue that European leaders should not distance themselves from the United States, but coordinate closely where possible while credibly demonstrating that they are willing to take on a greater share of responsibility for regional and international security.
ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman gives remarks on the fallout from Trump’s decision on the JCPOA at the Atlantic Council
ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman attended a panel discussion at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC for a discussion on the fallout from Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal.
ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman and co-author Edoardo Saravalle argue that the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal will hurt U.S. credibility and reduce the future effectiveness of U.S. sanctions.