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On June 17–18, 2018, London hosted a regular fourth meeting of a group of former and current high-level officials and experts from the countries of the Euro-Atlantic region (the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group, EASLG), focusing on the issues of common security interests and prospects for cooperation in the region.

On June 17–18, 2018, London hosted a regular fourth meeting of a group of former and current high-level officials and experts from the countries of the Euro-Atlantic region (the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group, EASLG), focusing on the issues of common security interests and prospects for cooperation in the region.

EASLG meetings have been held since 2016 under the patronage of the European Leadership Network for multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation (ELN), the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the American public organization Nuclear Threat Initiative Initiative, (NTI) and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).

The fourth meeting was attended by politicians, government officials, parliamentarians, diplomats, and public figures from Belgium, Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Britain, and the U.S.

Russia was represented at the meeting by Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General. The discussion focused on the issues of strategic stability, the restoration of lines of communication between Russia and the West, the future of the multilateral agreement on the Iranian nuclear dossier, the prospects for nuclear disarmament on the Korean peninsula, the preparation of the Russian-American summit meeting, and the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels.

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
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     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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