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May 12, 2022

FAST THINKING: Why Finland and Sweden are feeling secure about NATO membership

By Atlantic Council

How did the two countries arrive so quickly at this juncture? And what opportunities and dangers lie ahead? Our experts in Helsinki, Brussels, and Washington have the answers.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

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Apr 28, 2022

FAST THINKING: The US arms Ukraine for the long haul. Is it enough?

By Atlantic Council

Taken together, the $33 billion funding appeal and so-called Lend-Lease program will send a clear message to Russia.

Conflict Defense Industry

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Apr 24, 2022

With Macron’s victory, the ‘fragile’ center holds in France

By Atlantic Council

Our experts break down Sunday’s presidential election triumph for French President Emmanuel Macron and what it means for Europe.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

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Apr 11, 2022

FAST THINKING: Should Europe brace for a Le Pen presidency?

By Atlantic Council

Our experts break down Sunday’s presidential election results and predict what’s next for France and Europe more broadly.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

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Apr 4, 2022

FAST THINKING: How will the West punish Russia for its war crimes?

By Atlantic Council

Gruesome images of murdered Ukrainian civilians—evidence of apparent Russian war crimes uncovered in Bucha and other newly liberated towns outside of Kyiv—have shocked the world.

Conflict European Union

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Mar 25, 2022

FAST THINKING: What will the West do if Putin uses chemical weapons?

By Atlantic Council

Is transatlantic unity enough to rescue Ukraine? Our experts are here to break down Joe Biden’s Eurotrip.

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

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Mar 16, 2022

FAST THINKING: Reading between the lines of Zelenskyy’s address to Congress

By Atlantic Council

Our experts reacted to the Ukrainian president’s emotional appeal to US lawmakers—and weighed in on whether US thinking on Ukraine could continue to shift.

Conflict Crisis Management

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Mar 15, 2022

FAST THINKING: What China stands to gain—and lose—by wading into the Ukraine war

By Atlantic Council

How far will these autocrats take their “no limits” friendship?

China Conflict

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Feb 22, 2022

FAST THINKING: The West strikes back against Russia’s Ukraine incursion

By Atlantic Council

Germany canceled Nord Stream 2, while the US and Europe hit Russian banks and elites.

Crisis Management Economic Sanctions

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Feb 3, 2022

FAST THINKING: The war against ISIS isn’t over

By Atlantic Council

What are the implications for the fight against ISIS and Biden’s anti-terror strategy? Our experts lay out the stakes.

Digital Currencies Economy & Business