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Sat, Jun 19, 2021

FAST THINKING: Iran’s chosen one

How will Ebrahim Raisi steer Iran? Does Friday’s low voter turnout spell trouble for him? Our Iran experts are here to break down the preordained election.

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Elections International Markets

Fri, Jun 18, 2021

FAST THINKING: A political ‘wake-up call’ for Latin America

Where will Pedro Castillo take Peru? What does his victory mean for the Latin American left and global investors? Our experts break down how the barefoot candidate will govern.

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Democratic Transitions Elections

Wed, Jun 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: The Biden-Putin staredown

The meeting was far shorter than anticipated but touched on everything from the Arctic and Ukraine to cyberattacks and human rights. Did Biden or Putin come away with any wins? Can US-Russian relations ever be “stable and predictable,” as Biden desires?

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Cybersecurity International Organizations

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: A new era for NATO

The band is back together: NATO allies gathered at a Monday summit in Brussels. How will the meeting shape NATO’s future, and what cracks did it reveal in the Alliance?

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China Climate Change & Climate Action

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: An Airbus-Boeing deal, seventeen years in the making

The agreement, announced just ahead of Biden’s first US-EU Summit, will suspend billions of dollars’ worth of threatened tariffs for five years. So why, after nearly two decades of wrangling, did this happen now?

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Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Jun 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: What to expect from the Biden-Putin summit

On this episode of Fast Thinking, Atlantic Council experts Doug Klain and Melinda Haring discuss who has the most to gain from the summit and whether this meeting has any chance of stabilizing US-Russia relations.

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Cybersecurity Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

FAST THINKING: The world has a new Atlantic Charter

US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed a new Atlantic Charter today. What new forms of cooperation will it unleash among democracies? And what will it mean for the struggle between democracies and autocracies?

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International Norms Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jun 2, 2021

FAST THINKING: Israel after Bibi

The “change government,” which must still be confirmed by a vote in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, would bring together a broad array of Netanyahu foes from the far left to the far right. But can a new government really end the political chaos of recent years?

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Elections Israel

Tue, Jun 1, 2021

FAST THINKING: Ransomware attacks are on the rise. What can we do about it?

On this episode of Fast Thinking, David Bray, director of the Geotech Center, and Trey Herr, director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, dive into the geopolitical, cyber-defense, and small business implications of the growing trend of ransomware attacks – and suggest effective policy solutions to minimize vulnerabilities and adapt to future threats.

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Cybersecurity Russia

Tue, May 25, 2021

FAST THINKING: Europe strikes back at Belarus

Europe has imposed economic sanctions and restrictions on Belarusian planes, while US President Joe Biden has indicated that he will follow suit. What made Europe act with unusual swiftness and boldness?

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Belarus Crisis Management