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Senior Network Publications

Find all the latest Group Statements, Policy Interventions & Briefs and Commentaries from our Senior Network members below.

Group statement

ELN Group Statement: Saving the Open Skies Treaty

The ELN has issued a group statement, signed by 16 former high ranking military and defence figures from across Europe, urging all parties to remain in the agreement.

12 May 2020
Global Security
Group statement

Group Statement on Nuclear Arms Control

Rising complexity is neither a justification for discarding arms control arrangements nor an excuse for inaction in agreeing new measures. Over 100 members of the ELN’s senior network call on world leaders to prioritise nuclear diplomacy at the UN General Assembly

12 September 2019
Global Security
Policy brief

Outlines for future conventional arms control in Europe: A sub-regional regime in the Baltics

Deteriorating relations between Russia and NATO and the increasing capacity for rapid deployment and concentration of forces increases instability and the risk of military escalation, namely in the Baltic region. Against this background, the countries concerned could be interested in a conventional arms control regime that helps to prevent destabilising build-ups of forces and to enhance maritime security.

3 September 2019 | Evgeny Buzhinskiy and Oleg Shakirov
Euro-Atlantic Security
Commentary

A rules-based or US-based international order for Iran?

Dr Hans Blix, Director-General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and ELN member, argues that, in the case of the JCPOA, the US government did not “withdraw” from an agreement but violated a legally binding UN Security Council decision.

8 July 2019 | Hans Blix
Global Security
Commentary

NATO at 70: Alliance readiness

Former NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Defence Policy and Planning and ELN Member, (ret.) Lieutenant General Heinrich Brauss, reflects on Alliance readiness in NATO’s 70th year.

11 March 2019 | Heinrich Brauss
Euro-Atlantic Security
Commentary

NATO at 70: The durable Alliance

Former NATO Secretary-General and ELN Member, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen reflects on the developments and future of the alliance in its anniversary year.

31 January 2019 | George Robertson
Euro-Atlantic Security
Commentary

Slovakia on the OSCE: A vision for peace in Europe

Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and ELN member, provides his country’s priorities for the 2019 chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

16 January 2019 | Miroslav Lajčák
Euro-Atlantic Security
Case study

Support for the Iran nuclear deal

The ELN has been committed to working to preserve the Iran nuclear deal through its analysis, advocacy and mobilising its senior pan-European network.

15 February 2018
Global Security
Group statement

Statement of support for EU-NATO Collaboration

62 political, military and diplomatic European leaders endorses the recommendations in the ELN report ‘EU-NATO Relations: Inching forward?’ and call on governments to improve EU-NATO cooperation.

17 May 2017
European Defence
Report

ELN Member Survey on EU-Russia Relations

ELN Members have been surveyed on EU-Russia relations in order to inform the EU’s new Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy.

6 June 2016
Euro-Atlantic Security|European Defence
Group statement

ELN Members Support Nuclear Security Summit Call to Action

Several ELN members have signed a call to action urging heads of states to continue the work of protecting, securing and reducing the quantity of dangerous nuclear materials after the final Nuclear Security Summit.

1 April 2016
Global Security
Group statement

ELN Network Members Endorse Task Force Proposal

2 Former NATO Sec Gens among 78 members of the European Leadership Network to support call for NATO and Russia to negotiate a new memorandum of understanding on close military encounters in Europe.

8 September 2015
Euro-Atlantic Security