NATO and Russia: what next? (WP1470)

News - 13 May, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech at the 2007 Munich Security Conference marked an aggressive change in posture for the Russian Federation.

NATO and Russia: managing the relationship

News - 16 October, 2015

In light of the sustained damage that has been done to NATO-Russia relations by Russian military aggression, discussion is sorely needed on the way forward for the relationship. NATO and Russia: managing the relationship Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 October 2015 | WP1437 In annexing Crimea and intervening militarily in Eastern Ukraine, Russia fundamentally altered […]

A new strategy for Europe’s East: the EU’s role in a changed dynamic

News - 5 February, 2015

During our forum to chart a new strategy for the EU in the context of an overtly confrontational Russia, the consensus was that relations between the two cannot return to the pre-crisis status quo. A new strategy for Europe’s East Monday 2 – Wednesday 4 February 2015 (WP1360) In partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth […]

Russia Dialogues contribute to rebuilding relationship

News - 12 September, 2011

The UK Prime Minister’s visit to Russia intends to forge a new, stronger relationship with Moscow, an exercise which we have been participating in for several years. Russia Dialogues series Our Russia Dialogues draw upon a strong track record of work dating back 25 years, to reflect interests and priorities identified by the UK and […]

Nuclear weapons a hard habit to break?

News - 1 June, 2011

Dr Mark Smith, Programme Director writes: In Tallinn recently for a conference on adapting NATOs nuclear posture, I was struck once again by a question for which I have no answer (although Im interested in answers and/or speculation on it by others) but which is likely to loom larger as policymakers attempt to further reduce […]


News - 24 May, 2011

  Richard Burge, Chief Executive, writes: Ashraf paused as two helicopters flew past his third floor office window to land at the ISAF HQ in central Kabul. The clatter subsided. You see, Richard, we are all Curzons children. Meetings with Ashraf Ghani are always eventful offering insight, wisdom, and very often unexpected direction. He is […]