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ReportJun 27, 2022
Entangling alliances? Europe, the United States, Asia, and the risk of a new 1914
By Bruno Tertrais
How has alliance formation and maintenance changed since the Cold War? As Russia invades Ukraine, China threatens Taiwan, Iran harasses Gulf States, and Turkey’s neighbors worry about Ankara’s designs, it is a good time to reassess the validity of alliances for global security.
In the NewsJun 23, 2022
Stefanini quoted in Financial Times: Ukraine weighs up impact of EU leaders’ trip to Kyiv
By Stefano Stefanini
Stefano Stefanini was quoted in a Financial Times article: although Ukraine's priority is obtaining weapons, Draghi, Scholz, and Macron's support for the country's EU membership bid is symbolically significant.
BelarusAlertJun 21, 2022
Axis of autocrats versus democratic Europe
By Brian Whitmore
Vladimir Putin will pay a rare visit to his last remaining ally Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Belarus next week as the two dictators face the reality of mounting international isolation over the criminal invasion of Ukraine.
UkraineAlertJun 14, 2022
The future of global security will be decided in Ukraine
By Oleksii Reznikov
Western leaders must use the forthcoming NATO Summit in Madrid to regain the initiative from Putin's Russia and define Ukraine's role in the future of European security, writes Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.
In the NewsMay 27, 2022
Preble on Net Assessment: Debating Sweden and Finland’s entry into NATO
By Atlantic Council
On May 27, Christopher Preble and co-hosts considered Finland and Sweden’s applications to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on the Net Assessment podcast. Is a larger NATO necessarily a more effective alliance? And what are the practical implications of defending these two countries from an apparently revanchist Russia? What does this mean for the […]
In the NewsMay 19, 2022
Hindrén in Breaking Defense: What Finland will bring to NATO – and how it might change the alliance
By Rasmus Hindrén
Rasmus Hindrén writes that while the public has been focused on whether Finland will join NATO. there are five key areas to watch if it does
In the NewsMay 11, 2022
Wieslander interviewed by The Guardian on Swedish and Finnish NATO membership
By Anna Wieslander
“Although Johnson’s key guarantee is necessarily a political declaration, as opposed to an international treaty guarantee, the British commitment was of high value at a time of great tension, Anna Wieslander, the Atlantic Council’s northern Europe director said.”
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