A European Military Balance Organization and Dynamic Conventional Arms Control


  • William LIPPERT, Ph.D Candidate Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University




Conventional Arms Control, CFE Treaty, Russo-Ukraine War, Military balance, International Organizations.


The Russo-Ukraine War has capped the decay of conventional arms control (CAC) agreements and security institutions designed and evolved in large part to prevent this type of conflict. At its root is the rivalry between Russia and NATO, and Russian concerns over the military balance. The Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty was the cornerstone agreement to stabilize the military balance, but the treaty and other security institutions such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) failed to adapt to NATO expansion. This article explores the role of various organizations in Europe in CAC and proposes a unique approach to future CAC agreements, dynamic CAC, implemented by a dedicated organization called the European Military Balance Organization (EMBO) which would continuously assess the military balance between NATO and Russia.

Author Biography

William LIPPERT, Ph.D Candidate, Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University

William Lippert is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), Leiden University in the Hague Campus. His research focuses on conventional arms control in Europe, including its long-term feasibility, historical context, and impact on peace and security


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How to Cite

LIPPERT, Ph.D Candidate, W. . (2023). A European Military Balance Organization and Dynamic Conventional Arms Control. BULLETIN OF "CAROL I" NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY, 12(3), 41–59. https://doi.org/10.53477/2284-9378-23-31