Nuclear Security Asymmetries
Russia’s nuclear strategy exposes NATO’s deterrence problem
Russia’s conventional forces are weaker than those of the West, but the Kremlin may fall back on its strategy of “escalate to de-escalate.” Launching a single, low-yield nuclear warhead in a local conflict, Russian leaders could challenge NATO member governments into a fateful decision: to stand down and negotiate, or risk escalating the conflict into a full-scale nuclear war.
The EU needs a security strategy based on common interests
For several months, the European Union has been at work overhauling its defense and security strategy. During their June 2015 summit in Brussels, EU leaders assigned this task to the community’s chief of diplomacy. The European Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy (EGS) is due to be presented at the EU summit in June 2016....