Food for Thought: "Preventing Nuclear Conflict in Europe"
Die USA, Russland und Europa können und müssen in Bereichen von gemeinsamen Interessen zusammenarbeiten, schreibt Wolfgang Ischinger mit Des Browne, Igor Ivanov und Sam Nunn in einem gemeinsamen Beitrag für Project Syndicate.
In the Euro-Atlantic region today, the risks of a fateful error leading to nuclear conflict are compounded by heightened tensions between NATO and Russia – and little communication between military and political leaders. In the absence of some positive initiative, we will continue to drift toward danger.
When leaders from across the Euro-Atlantic region meet at the Munich Security Conference this week, the "win-lose" framework defining relations between Western countries and Russia will be entering its fifth year. The longer this continues, the tighter the resulting knot of distrust will become – and the greater the risk of the ultimate "lose-lose" scenario: a military conflict. We must work together to cut this knot, and now.
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