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Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FAST THINKING: Five big takeaways from Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Joe Biden’s inaugural address was a call for unity—and also resilience. What did the speech signal about where his presidency is headed? Here’s key takeaways from five leading experts on international affairs.

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Coronavirus Elections

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden’s $1.9 trillion message to Congress

Joe Biden is unveiling a nearly two trillion dollar package aimed at beating back the pandemic and economic crisis. What’s the key thing to know?

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Coronavirus Economy & Business

Wed, Jan 13, 2021

FAST THINKING: What we’re watching in North Korea

As Americans were preoccupied with violence at the US Capitol, officials in Pyongyang articulated their national-security strategy.

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East Asia Korea

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

FAST THINKING: What’s next for the insurrectionists?

For weeks on far-right networks across the web, extremists discussed their plans for violence. Is it happening again?

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Elections National Security

Mon, Jan 11, 2021

FAST THINKING: A diplomat to lead the CIA

The choice is conventional and unorthodox at once: but Bill Burns has thirty-plus years of experience. Can he make it work?

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Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jan 8, 2021

FAST THINKING: What Biden can do with a Democratic Congress

Democrats have control of both Congress and the executive branch for the first time in a decade. That really opens things up for the incoming Biden administration, not least when it comes to its policy agenda on the economy, climate change, and national security. What can we expect?

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Elections National Security

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

FAST THINKING: How the Capitol riot was coordinated online

The team at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab has conducted exhaustive research into how the event happened, combing through social media and other networks frequented by the far right. Let’s break down what they found.

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International Norms National Security

Mon, Jan 4, 2021

FAST THINKING: What’s Iran thinking?

Tehran seized a South Korean tanker while also announcing that it had begun increasing its uranium enrichment levels to 20 percent. Why?

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Iran Korea

Thu, Dec 24, 2020

FAST THINKING: There’s finally a Brexit deal. Now what?

Four years of negotiations. Much political acrimony. The fall and rise (and fall and rise) of British premiers. Through it all, a British public wondering what their future would look like and when they could finally move on from their limbo. A Brexit trade deal is here at last. How should we feel?

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Economy & Business European Union

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: Will a Brexit deal be home for Christmas?

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said yesterday that a trade deal could come before Christmas. That would be quite the gift for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who faces the prospect of his country “crashing out” of its old trading arrangements with the EU.

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Economy & Business European Union
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