National Security Consultant
Nuclear and military risks are compounded by tensions between NATO and Russia—with little communication between military and political leaders.
Convene former and current officials and experts from a group of Euro-Atlantic states and the European Union to test ideas and develop proposals for improving security in areas of existential common interest.
Generate trust through dialogue and solutions to improve security and reduce nuclear and other military risks.
Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Ernest J. Moniz, Sam Nunn, and their respective organizations—the European Leadership Network (ELN), the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI)—work with former and current officials and experts from a group of Euro-Atlantic states and the European Union to test ideas and develop proposals for improving security in areas of existential common interest.
The Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) operates as an independent and informal initiative, with participants who reflect the diversity of the Euro-Atlantic region from the United States, Canada, Russia, and fifteen European countries.
At this year's Munich Security Conference, NTI is hosting two official side events: one about the importance of global nuclear “fail-safe” measures and one about preventing bioweapons and catastrophic accidents.
EASLG leaders Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Ernest J. Moniz, and Sam Nunn, along with 34 dignitaries from 12 countries, call for all nuclear-weapons states to conduct internal reviews of their nuclear command-and-control and weapons systems.
"Reducing and eliminating nuclear risks that could lead to catastrophic consequences is a common interest for all nations and an enduring responsibility of the nuclear weapon states."
The Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) supports the Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States Affirming: “A Nuclear War Cannot be Won and Must Never be Fought”
Leadership Groups spanning the globe called on the Permanent Five members of the United Nations Security Council to jointly reaffirm the principle that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”
A statement with key recommendations for “Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond.”
Nations in the Euro-Atlantic region must engage in dialogue to manage crises responsibly and build the trust necessary to address major security challenges.
The statement is the result of six months of intensive work within the EASLG on the issue of Ukraine and Euro-Atlantic Security
Browne, Ischinger, Ivanov and Nunn publish new op-ed; Statements from members of The Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG).
The European Leadership Network has named Sir Adam Thomson KCMG as new director to replace Ian Kearns.