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New Atlanticist

Aug 8, 2022

When will Sweden and Finland join NATO? Tracking the ratification process across the Alliance.

By Atlantic Council experts

With this tracker, the Atlantic Council team is keeping tabs on the countries that have ratified the amended NATO treaty—and handicapping the political prospects for ratification in the rest.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Japan may not militarize soon, but Abe’s dream lives on

By Naoko Aoki

Despite only small changes so far, it's clear that Shinzo Abe’s legacy will continue guiding Japanese defense policy.

Defense Policy East Asia

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Colombia’s first leftist president is taking office. What should the US expect from him?

By Atlantic Council experts

We reached out to our top Latin America minds to break down what a Gustavo Petro presidency will mean for this longstanding strategic relationship.

Colombia Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Why US global leadership keeps surviving partisanship

By Daniel Fried

Time and again, US global leadership has faced serious trials. But it has always prevailed.

International Norms Politics & Diplomacy

Fast Thinking

Aug 3, 2022

The Senate emphatically backs NATO expansion. What’s next?

By Atlantic Council

What political hurdles remain, and what will Sweden and Finland be up to in the meantime? Our experts break it all down.

NATO Northern Europe

New Atlanticist

Aug 3, 2022

How the US can curb the North Korean nuclear threat

By Todd Rosenblum

The Biden administration must make the right strategic investments now to stay ahead of the North Korean missile threat.

Crisis Management East Asia

Fast Thinking

Aug 3, 2022

The coming aftershocks from Pelosi’s Taiwan trip

By Atlantic Council

With Pelosi now wheels-up from Taipei, what’s coming next in the US-China showdown? And how will the trip shake up life in Taiwan?

China Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Aug 3, 2022

It’s time to block Taliban leaders’ trips abroad

By James Cunningham, Ryan Crocker, Hugo Llorens, P. Michael McKinley, Ronald E. Neumann, and Earl Anthony Wayne

Reimposing the UN travel ban is one of the few actions the United States can take to show that it’s serious. It should use this opportunity.

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Aug 1, 2022

Experts react: Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri is dead. What’s next for US counterterrorism?

By Atlantic Council experts

For answers about what this strike means for al-Qaeda, the US approach to counterterrorism, and Afghanistan’s future, we turned to experts across our network.

Afghanistan National Security

New Atlanticist

Aug 1, 2022

Former Kosovo foreign minister: How to stop Serbia spat from spiraling out of control

By Petrit Selimi

A border flare-up between local Serbs and Kosovars is a reminder that Brussels and Washington must change their formula to solve crises, writes Kosovo's former top diplomat.

Crisis Management Europe & Eurasia