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Nov 24, 2021

FAST THINKING: Germany finally gets a (colorful) new government

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The traffic light is a go. Nearly two months after they handed a narrow victory to the Social Democratic Party (SPD)‚ German voters finally have their next chancellor. SPD chief Olaf Scholz will lead the country’s first government without Angela Merkel at the helm in sixteen years after his party struck a deal with the […]

Democratic Transitions Elections

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Nov 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Breaking down the Biden-Xi virtual summit

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While the three-and-a-half-hour talk reportedly covered trade, Taiwan, and human rights, it produced no major breakthroughs. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a big deal.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

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Nov 6, 2021

FAST THINKING: What will the infrastructure bill actually do?

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What does this soon-to-be law mean for the US economy and its place in the world? Our crack economics team is here to break down what matters.

Digital Policy Economy & Business

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Nov 4, 2021

FAST THINKING: China’s stunning military buildup

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The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) could field one thousand nuclear warheads by 2030. What should the US do about it?

Arms Control China

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Nov 3, 2021

FAST THINKING: Ethiopia is on the brink

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What moves does Abiy have left? What role is US policy playing? What other dominos may fall in the region? Our experts keep you ahead of the curve on this fast-moving story.

Africa Conflict

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Oct 25, 2021

FAST THINKING: What’s behind the coup in Sudan?

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What’s next for Sudan and the global partners in its state-building project? Our experts weigh in.

Crisis Management Politics & Diplomacy

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Oct 22, 2021

FAST THINKING: Why climate change will wreak havoc on national security

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The White House, Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence agree: Climate change poses a serious security threat. Here's what our experts say it really means.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

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Oct 18, 2021

FAST THINKING: What to do about China’s hypersonic weapons

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Should US defense officials be worried about the pace of Chinese military modernization? What could China do with such weapons? Our experts fire off their thoughts.

Arms Control China

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Sep 27, 2021

FAST THINKING: Germany’s ‘messy’ post-Merkel moment

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What could Germany’s next government look like? And what will it mean for Europe and the wider world? Our experts capture the zeitgeist.

Democratic Transitions Elections

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Sep 21, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden’s UN reality check

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President Biden spoke of "relentless diplomacy” at the UN on Tuesday. But can that relentlessness overcome transatlantic strains, not to mention a still-raging pandemic and climate crisis?

Africa Crisis Management