Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG): Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond ,

[…] In advance of these crucial meetings, the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) is releasing a new statement, “Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond.” The statement shows how security would be strengthened through restored dialogue, a set of principles to advance strategic stability and reduce the risk of miscalculation, and steps for managing instability and building mutual security. The statement is backed by an impressive group of former and current senior officials, military leaders, and experts from across the Euro-Atlantic region.

The statement sets out six principles to advance strategic stability and reduce the risk of miscalculation:

  • Restore dialogue. We cannot have strategic stability without dialogue. The absence of dialogue erodes stability. The tools of communication are not being used as they should be. Dialogue and diplomacy have become a reward, not a tool. This lack of dialogue hinders our ability to understand the perspective of others, sharpens mistrust, and increases risks. Across the region, dialogue now between leaders remains essential to creating the political space for civilian and military officials to engage. The proposed meeting between the U.S. and Russian presidents in Europe offers the opportunity to begin an important new dialogue on strategic stability. Läs uttalandet