The Need for Cooperative Security In Europe: CSDS Policy Brief
The dream of a Europe whole and free has been replaced by the reality of new dividing lines, even barbed wire fences and walls. Relations are marred by distrust rather than being founded on respect and cooperation. Instead of feeling secure, populations fear a wide range of threats: from pandemics, to cyber-attacks, terrorism, organised crime, and climate change, not to mention energy and job security. Changing this trajectory will require a rethinking of European security towards a more comprehensive and cooperative approach.
Ahead of the annual Ministerial Council meeting in Stockholm, former Secretary General of the OSCE, Thomas Greminger, calls for dialogue and détente in the new CSDS Policy Brief, available here.