Helping Ukraine is a U.S. Imperative

New York, United States - In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, NSP Principals William J. Perry and George P. Shultz express concern that "the events in Ukraine are not receiving the response they deserve." The authors say they do not seek confrontation with Russia and believe that a good relationship between the United States and Russia is in the best interests of the U.S. and of a peaceful world order. At the same time, there can be no true order in the world when one country violates the integrity of its neighbor's border. (August 26, 2014)

The Need for a Comprehensive Approach to Reduce Nuclear Risks


Buenos Aires, Argentina - In an op-ed, Latin American Leadership Network Secretary Irma Arguello argues that current fragmented approaches to addressing escalating nucear threats are at a crossroads and leaders should explore pragmatic new ways  to reduce risks based on coordinated efforts. The need to define "integrated strategies" is urgent, and states with and without nuclear weapons should provide assurances that they don't have security vulnerabilities that could contribute to a catastrophic nuclear incident. (August 21, 2014) 

Security of the Broader Baltic Sea Region


Riga, Latvia - In a new publication, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) offers a summary of the articles written and views expressed by participants at the "Riga Seminar: Security of the Broader Baltic Sea Region" in April 2014. It also includes afterthoughts, such as a detailed evaluation of security problems in Europe and the Baltic states and concrete ideas on developing the security relationship between Western countries and Russia given the situation in Ukraine. (August 2014)

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)