Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region Report

A report published today by the European Leadership Network, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Russian International Affairs Council and the Munich Security Conference warns that the Euro-Atlantic Region’s security policies are dangerously out-of-date, potentially destabilizing and costly.

The report “Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region” contains recommendations from more than 30 top military, political and security experts from across Europe, Russia and the United States. It concludes that today’s leaders should move decisively and permanently toward a new security strategy through a politically mandated dialogue and an integrated approach to the full range of security issues.

In each of the six key areas addressed in – nuclear forces, missile defences, prompt-strike forces, conventional forces, cyber-security and space – specific steps are identified to reduce dangers along with a new approach grounded in today’s opportunities and challenges.

The report is published in the names of former US Senator Sam Nunn, former British Defence Secretary and Convenor of the Top Level Group, Des Browne, former Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Igor Ivanov, and Munich Security Conference Chairman and former German Deputy Foreign Minister Wolfgang Ischinger.

The full report, the Co-Chairs’ Summary and a Russian-language version of the report can be found at