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The European security crisis and the future of deterrence




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With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continuing, there is no end in sight to the fighting that has killed thousands, uprooted millions, and reduced Ukrainian cities to rubble. In this watershed strategic moment–laden with multi-domain complexity, emerging technologies, and heated nuclear rhetoric–it is evident that the Russian invasion has brought war back to Europe.

A meeting at Wilton Park was convened in July 2022 to analyse this ongoing crisis, unpack deterrence implications for the United States and its allies, examine escalation pathways and risk reduction measures, and chart an expedient way forward to accelerate deterrence adaptation and improve NATO’s strategic competitiveness

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Sandia National Laboratories

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