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Tarja Cronberg

Former Member of the European Parliament, Distinguished Associate Fellow at SIPRI

Dr Tarja Cronberg was a Member of the European Parliament where she chaired the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Iran. Previously, she was a member of Parliament in Finland and served as the Minister of Labour. She has also held the post of the Chair of the Green League Party, and currently works as Distinguished Associate Fellow with the European Security Programme at SIPRI.

Throughout her career, Dr Cronberg specialized in defence and security issues, working as a Special Advisor on nuclear disarmament for the Finnish Institute for International Affairs and was the former Director of Copenhagen Peace Research Institute. After the end of the Cold War, she led a research programme on conversion of military industries to civilian production (Russia and the US).

Content by Tarja Cronberg

Commentary

How to bolster nuclear-weapon-free zones

Nuclear-weapon-free zones can help strengthen global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament norms and are a key element underpinning the NPT. Despite this, new zones in Europe, the Middle East, and North-East Asia have not materialised so far. Tarja Cronberg writes that legally based negative security guarantees and other innovative approaches are needed.

1 July 2024 | Tarja Cronberg
Commentary

Network reflections: Xi’s visit to Moscow

After President XI’s visit to Moscow, we asked our network members for their thoughts on what this means for the war in Ukraine and global politics more broadly. Is China ramping up its support for Russia or acting as a calming influence on a potential future junior partner? Read the piece to see our members’ contributions in full.

Commentary

The one-person monopoly of nuclear launches

In the past, concerns about a nuclear attack were mainly in regard to the leaders of rogue states acquiring nuclear weapons. The war in Ukraine has shifted this threat to the leader of a superpower waging a war with thousands of known nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. Tarja Cronberg explores the ways in which control over nuclear weapons can be taken out of the hands of world leaders, and how to mitigate the risk of a nuclear war triggered by the human error of powerful individuals.

11 January 2023 | Tarja Cronberg