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Aug 3, 2022

The Senate emphatically backs NATO expansion. What’s next?

By Atlantic Council

What political hurdles remain, and what will Sweden and Finland be up to in the meantime? Our experts break it all down.

NATO Northern Europe

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Aug 3, 2022

The coming aftershocks from Pelosi’s Taiwan trip

By Atlantic Council

With Pelosi now wheels-up from Taipei, what’s coming next in the US-China showdown? And how will the trip shake up life in Taiwan?

China Crisis Management

Fast Thinking

Jul 22, 2022

Ukraine can feed the world again. But at what cost?

By Atlantic Council

What did Ukraine really gain? Our experts shipped off their takes.

Conflict Russia

Fast Thinking

Jul 21, 2022

How to beat the extreme heat

By Atlantic Council

This is the reality of the changing climate—and it will only get worse from here. Our climate-resilience experts tell us how societies and individuals can adapt to this extreme heat.

Climate Change & Climate Action Europe & Eurasia

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Jul 7, 2022

What does a post-Boris Britain look like?

By Atlantic Council

From both sides of the Atlantic, our experts weigh in on the next act for Great Britain.

Democratic Transitions European Union

Fast Thinking

Jun 30, 2022

The triumphs and question marks from this week’s NATO summit

By Atlantic Council

How will history judge this consequential gathering? From Madrid to Washington, our experts are here with answers.

European Union National Security

Fast Thinking

Jun 28, 2022

What Turkey won with its NATO leverage

By Atlantic Council

Ankara got exactly what it wanted in exchange for paving the way for Sweden and Finland to join the Alliance.

European Union National Security

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Jun 23, 2022

FAST THINKING: The EU gives Ukraine a shot at membership. What’s next for Kyiv?

By Atlantic Council

While candidacy is an important symbolic gesture when Ukraine is under attack from Russia, EU membership is far from a done deal for Kyiv.

Democratic Transitions European Union

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Jun 15, 2022

FAST THINKING: The Fed pulls the emergency brake. Will it work?

By Atlantic Council

Our global economic experts take you behind the numbers to understand what’s next in this uncertain monetary moment.

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Fast Thinking

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