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SouthAsiaSource

Jul 1, 2022

Pakistan can resolve Saudi Arabia’s growing security concerns

By Uzair Younus

Recurring economic crises in Pakistan has led leaders to seek Saudi money, primarily because both the Saudis and Pakistanis know that Islamabad’s value proposition has been declining. But this need not be the case—Pakistan is the only country in the world that can solve the House of Saud’s growing security concerns in an increasingly hostile regional environment.

Middle East Pakistan

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Townsend in VOA News: Biden thanks Erdogan for Dropping Veto on Sweden, Finland NATO Bids

By James J. Townsend Jr.

Jim Townsend discusses the capabilities and strategic advantages Sweden and Finland will bring to NATO.

Conflict Eastern Europe

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Benitez in Breaking Defense: Turkey lifts hold on Sweden, Finland joining NATO, following wide-ranging concessions

By Jorge Benitez

Jorge Benitez was quoted in a Breaking Defense article addressing the news of Turkey lifting its block on Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

In the News

Jul 1, 2022

Vershbow in Politico: NATO rushes to halt Russia, leaving China pivot unresolved

By Alexander Vershbow

Alexander Vershbow discusses the implications of the decisions at the Madrid summit on the future of the alliance.

Conflict Eastern Europe

AfricaSource

Jul 1, 2022

Renewing transatlantic partnerships with Africa

As the world grapples with pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and the war in Ukraine, there is an urgent need for Africa, Europe, and the United States to work more closely than ever before on their common challenges in order to build a more secure and equitable future for all.

Africa Climate Change & Climate Action

EnergySource

Jun 30, 2022

The war in Ukraine and gas in the Western Balkans

By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Russia has made inroads in the Western Balkans with its promises of plentiful gas supply. The EU and NATO must grasp the region's strategic value and work to promote efforts to diversify gas imports from alternative suppliers and build an expansive network of gas infrastructure.

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

EconoGraphics

Jun 30, 2022

Global Sanctions Dashboard: Russia default and China secondary sanctions

By Charles Lichfield, Maia Nikoladze and Castellum.AI

Russia's default on sovereign debt; EU oil ban; China secondary sanctions threat; Middle Eastern illicit networks

Africa China

Transcript

Jun 29, 2022

Where does NATO go from here? Top US and Spanish diplomats look beyond summit.

By Atlantic Council

At the NATO Public Forum, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs José Manuel Albares and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about NATO's role in a future of scaling challenges.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Transcript

Jun 29, 2022

Foreign ministers from France, Italy, and Sweden dissect NATO’s new Strategic Concept

By Atlantic Council

The Alliance has a couple of new members in its lineup. How should member countries work together to tighten the transatlantic bond?

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Transcript

Jun 29, 2022

How NATO allies can keep Ukraine a top priority for the public

By Atlantic Council

In the face of inflation, how should government leaders keep public enthusiasm and support for NATO climbing?

Europe & Eurasia NATO