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Oct 22, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council

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

Fast Thinking

Oct 18, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council

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

Fast Thinking

Sep 27, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council

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

Fast Thinking

Sep 21, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden’s UN reality check

By Atlantic Council

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

Fast Thinking

Sep 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Can Australian nuclear subs help corner China?

By Atlantic Council

What impact will this deal have on competition with China? What about the allies left high and dry? Our experts emerged from the deep with the answers.

Australia China

Fast Thinking

Sep 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: Missiles are flying again on the Korean peninsula

By Atlantic Council

Is nuclear diplomacy with the North all but dead? How worried should we be about these missiles?

Arms Control Crisis Management

Fast Thinking

Sep 3, 2021

FAST THINKING: Who’s funding the Taliban?

By Julia Friedlander

On this episode of Fast Thinking, the Atlantic Council's Julia Friedlander and Mark Nakhla, the executive vice president of Kharon, dive into the Taliban's funding networks (don't miss the helpful visuals!), which are primarily outside the reach of the international finance system.

Afghanistan Conflict

Fast Thinking

Sep 1, 2021

FAST THINKING: Ukraine’s president finally gets a White House visit

By Atlantic Council

What message does the get-together send to Moscow? What further hurdles must these allies overcome?

Conflict Crisis Management

Fast Thinking

Aug 31, 2021

FAST THINKING: The war is over, but the Afghanistan mission continues

By Atlantic Council

What will continued US engagement in Afghanistan look like? How will the Taliban govern? What will become of the country’s refugees?

Afghanistan Conflict

Fast Thinking

Aug 26, 2021

FAST THINKING: Terror strikes Kabul airport

By Atlantic Council

What is motivating the terrorists behind the blasts? What does this mean for evacuations? Our experts, steeped in the security world, have the answers.

Afghanistan Conflict