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The War in Ukraine and the Future of Non-proliferation and Arms Control in the European Continent


The seminar to which this report refers aimed to identify the conditions and instruments necessary to re-establish a security system on the European continent capable of preventing new conflicts and deterring potential aggressors, including through agreements on the control of conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear weapons, taking into account the negotiation processes that may be developed to provide a political solution to the conflict in Ukraine or to manage its consequences. As a consequence, the main focus of the event was on the EU’s non-proliferation and disarmament policies in the European context, and more specifically on the role of the EU in the context of the diplomatic efforts to establish a more stable security system in Europe and to provide security guarantees to Ukraine; concrete initiatives that the EU can take to revive arms control in Europe, in particular in the field of conventional arms and Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBMs), in order to restore a stable strategic balance; and the prospects – if conditions are met – for a resumption of the security dialogue with Russia in the framework of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) or other forums.

Report of a seminar organised in Rome on 10 March 2023.

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