As COVID-19 resurges in Iran, US allies in the region should urge Washington for sanctions relief to ease humanitarian trade with Iran.
In a digital conversation, the founders of the ELN and Women Political Leaders discuss championing women in political leadership and redressing gender imbalances.
Carlo Trezza looks at President Macron’s speech at the Ecole de Guerre last month on the possible role of French nuclear deterrence in the context of European security and defence.
From Tehran, Tarja Cronberg discusses whether the Iran nuclear deal can be saved and what this could mean for Europe.
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
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.
The US has committed to give security guarantees to the DPRK, but does the precedent of the Budapest Memorandum mean that these will be legally binding? Italy’s former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Carlo Trezza, explores the use of security assurances vis-à-vis guarantees.
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.
The collapse of the deal threatens the future of nuclear diplomacy and the credibility of European foreign and security policy. Creative solutions to counteract US sanctions must be found as the 60 day deadline approaches.
Former NATO Secretary-General and ELN member, Anders Fogh Rasmussen argues that the EU and NATO must work more closely together – as partners, not rivals.
Former Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia, Tedo Japaridze, writes that Georgia is no longer willing to be defined in “post terms,” as “post-Soviet”, or reduced to a dependent variable on Euro-Western relations; that 2019 will be the year Georgia shapes its own growth.
ELN Senior Network member Dr Hans Blix speaks to Sophie Taylor on the current state of nuclear non-proliferation, the JCPOA, challenges in multilateralism and lessons-learned from a long and distinguished diplomatic career.
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).
Despite the fact that no legal mechanism can block the US decision, there is still a window of opportunity to save the INF treaty.
European political, diplomatic and military leadership figures appeal to the US and Russia to find a constructive resolution to the INF crisis.
Over 100 European political, diplomatic and military leadership figures are appealing to President Trump not to take unilateral action that would jeopardise the deal and trigger a crisis in US-Europe relations.
80 European leaders call on President Trump to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.
60 leading political and military leaders from across greater Europe have issued a group statement calling for NATO and Russia to begin a reappraisal and a swift re-implementation of the initiative.
Senior political, military and diplomatic figures from across greater Europe express their concern over an inter-state conflict over Syria and support measures to fight ISIS whilst bringing the Syrian conflict to a close.
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.
Signed by over 70 European political, diplomatic and military leadership figures, this intervention calls the July 14th Iranian nuclear agreement a sound framework for ending the crisis.