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On Thursday 15 June, negotiations on treaty to ban nuclear weapons resumed at the UN in New York. Ahead of these talks, the European Leadership Network commissioned expert commentaries on the ban treaty and featured open letters co-signed by ELN members from France and Italy. See below for...
Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), argues that, as President Trump does not seem prepared to either defend the European project or inject leadership into transatlantic institutions, the best option for Europe may be to look away and lead.
Following a vote at the United Nations to begin negotiations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, Ambassador Carlo Trezza writes that while the absence of nuclear players will weaken the process it is still possible for meaninful outcomes to be achieved.
Jenny Nielsen argues that polarized views on the role and value of nuclear weapons won’t help towards reducing the risk of their use and a secure world free of nuclear weapons.
Senior figures from Europe’s defence and foreign policy community, including two former NATO Secretaries–General, write to the United Nations, World Health Organisation and NATO calling for urgent military assistance in the fight against Ebola.