“A Manifesto for The Czech Membership In NATO’s Nuclear Sharing Club”, Matúš Halás (IIR, Czech Republic) 

Czechia should join the NATO nuclear sharing programme within the next ten years in order to accomplish a full adaptation of its security and defence policy to a new environment shaped by the ongoing war in Ukraine. This process of a gradual adaptation started already before the Russian invasion of February 2022 and it transcends the domestic political divisions between virtually all the major political parties. Yet the war exacerbates previous trends. The relations between Prague and Moscow are now at their all-time low, the Western countries all support Ukraine, although to various degrees, and any possible future NATO-Russia cooperation will have to be established de novo. The practice of a large-scale conventional war returned to Europe, and mixed signals are pouring in from Russia, even with respect to the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

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