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Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region: Report Prepared for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Parliamentarians, and Publics
Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region: Report Prepared for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Parliamentarians, and Publics proposes a new approach to security in the Euro-Atlantic region and addresses the most significant obstacle: a corrosive lack of trust, fuelled by historical animosities and present uncertainties in the European and global security landscape.
This report is the result of a Track II dialogue co-chaired by Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, and Sam Nunn and including distinguished former senior political leaders, senior military officers, defence officials, and security experts from Europe, Russia, and the United States.
Sponsored jointly by the European Leadership Network, the Munich Security Conference, the Russian International Affairs Council and NTI, the report recommends that leaders establish a new, continuing process of comprehensive security dialogue for building mutual security in the Euro-Atlantic region. Practical steps that can be taken now could be agreed on a broad range of security issues, including nuclear weapons, missile defences, prompt-strike forces, conventional forces, cybersecurity, and space.
The report’s key findings and supporting analysis were developed through a series of meetings that began during the Munich Security Conference in February 2012. Members of the group subsequently gathered in Washington, Moscow, and Paris to finalise recommendations to be presented to political, military, and civil leaders in 2013.
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