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Crisis Management in Europe in the Context of Events in Ukraine

 

London, England - In a new paper released by the Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe, a dozen former high-level leaders call on nuclear-armed adversaries pitted against each other by the Ukraine crisis to exercise full military and political restraint, embrace increased military-to-military communication and transparency,  and engage in direct dialogue on issues of concern in the NATO-Russia  relationship. (July 31, 2014)

Deterring Russia After Ukraine: CEE Divided

 

Warsaw, Poland - In a new Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) policy paper, Artur Kacprzyk highlights a "profound divide" between Central and Eastern European NATO members over how to respond to Russian aggressional in Ukraine. The paper notes that Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Romania have called for strengthening NATO's deterrence and defense policy while others don't want to damage political and economic relations with Moscow. (July 2014)

Sanctions are not Enough

 

London, England - In a statement on sanctions imposed on Russia, European Leadership Network (ELN) Director Ian Kearns argues that  the West's response to Russian aggression and support for rebels in eastern Ukraine should go beyond sanctions to include military and economic assistance to the government in Kyiv - as well as a more cooperative relationship with Russia. (July 22, 2014)

NTI Releases Report on Verification

 

Washington, D.C. - The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has released a new series of reports, Innovating Verification: New Tools & New Actors to Reduce Nuclear Risks, outlining new approaches to verification that could prompt near-term progress on security and non-proliferation and enable future progress on arms reduction. The report, developed with more than 40 policy and technical experts from around the world, calls for the international community to fundamentally rethink arms control verification. (July 16, 2014)

Nunn Call for Progress on Fuel Bank

 

Washington, D.C. - In an op-ed for The International New York Times, NSP principal and Nuclear Threat Initiative Co-Chairman Sam Nunn explains how an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) fuel bank could help make progress in negotations with Iran. Nunn calls on Kazakhstan, the fuel bank's likely host, and the IAEA to resolve issues that have stalled the bank and take swift action to open it. (July 11, 2014)

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