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)

Options for Transparency and Confidence-Building in Europe


Warsaw, Poland - In a new Polish Institute of International Affiars (PISM) report titled "Options for Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures Related to Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Cost-Benefit Matrix," Jacek Durkalec and Andrei Zagorski conclude that reducing nuclear risk in Europe requires dialogue that could lead to future productive agreement between NATO and Russia. (July 9, 2014)

ELN Hosts Events for Ambassador Kmentt


London, England - The European Leadership Network (ELN) hosted Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, the Austrian Foreign Ministry's Director for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, at events in Parliament and the Austrian Embassy in London. Amb. Kmentt discussed the 3rd International Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons (HINW), scheduled for December in Vienna. (July 2, 2014)