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Aug 8, 2022

Sweden and Finland are on their way to NATO membership. Here’s what needs to happen next.

By John R. Deni

In response to Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden took the historic step of applying to join NATO. Both nations will bring modern capabilities that will help defend against malign actors. As Finland and Sweden's membership is forthcoming, Alliance leaders, NATO watchers, and transatlantic security experts need to consider how to fully integrate the new allies, include them in operational plans, and best enhance defense of a longer border with Russia.

Europe & Eurasia National Security

UkraineAlert

Aug 5, 2022

Russia’s invasion is putting the future of Ukraine’s forests at risk

By Yehor Hrynyk

As the Russian invasion approaches the six-month mark, Ukraine's forests are facing the twin threats of frontline wildfires and wartime emergency economic measures that could lead to a disastrous increase in logging.

Conflict Eastern Europe

In the News

Aug 5, 2022

Aoki quoted in NK News

On August 2, Nonresident Senior Fellow Naoko Aoki was quoted in NK News, explaining that, “watching developments, North Korea could have concluded that countries that don’t have nuclear weapons remain vulnerable.”

Korea Security & Defense

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Japan may not militarize soon, but Abe’s dream lives on

By Naoko Aoki

Despite only small changes so far, it's clear that Shinzo Abe’s legacy will continue guiding Japanese defense policy.

Defense Policy East Asia

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Colombia’s first leftist president is taking office. What should the US expect from him?

By Atlantic Council experts

We reached out to our top Latin America minds to break down what a Gustavo Petro presidency will mean for this longstanding strategic relationship.

Colombia Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

Aug 5, 2022

Why US global leadership keeps surviving partisanship

By Daniel Fried

Time and again, US global leadership has faced serious trials. But it has always prevailed.

International Norms Politics & Diplomacy

Hybrid Conflict Project

Aug 5, 2022

China’s opioid challenge: All is fair in law and war

By Tom Ferguson

A former senior official in the US intelligence community maps how the United States should unleash a legal defense against China's malicious activities—starting with its role in the opioid crisis.

China Intelligence

UkraineAlert

Aug 4, 2022

Russian army faces morale problems as Putin’s Ukraine invasion drags on

By Peter Dickinson

A new opinion poll indicates that the Russian public continues to strongly support their country's invasion of Ukraine but there are growing signs that Vladimir Putin's invading army is suffering from low morale.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Aug 4, 2022

Riaz quoted in The Daily Star: Dhaka too may feel the heat

By Atlantic Council

Bangladesh China

In the News

Aug 4, 2022

Sadat and Siegel in the Hill on space traffic management

By Atlantic Council

Mir Sadat and Julia Siegel on "Space Traffic Management: Time for Action."

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

Experts

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