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Inflection Points Today

Feb 27, 2024

The ‘Voice of Poland’ appeals to Americans on Ukraine: ‘Now is the moment to act’

By Frederick Kempe

Having grown up in a Poland under Soviet communist rule, Sikorski sees the battle as one against a new array of autocrats.

Conflict Defense Industry

Econographics

Feb 27, 2024

Future-proofing the World Trade Organization

By Penny Naas

During the WTO's 13th Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi, ministers must make progress on the WTO's negotiations and dispute settlement processes.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Feb 26, 2024

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski: ‘Helping Ukraine is not only a good deed. It’s also a good deal.’ 

By Radosław Sikorski

The United States must continue to back Ukraine and deepen its alliances to stop Putin's aggression and prevent a wider global conflict.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

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Feb 26, 2024

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski on how the West must stand up to Russia’s aggression

Sikorski joined the Atlantic Council to outline his government's priorities and discuss ways the West can stop dictators—such as Vladimir Putin—from shaping the world order.

Conflict Defense Industry

Report

Feb 26, 2024

Redefining US strategy with Latin America and the Caribbean for a new era

By Jason Marczak, María Fernanda Bozmoski, Matthew Kroenig

The strategic interest of the United States and the countries of Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) lies in strengthening their western hemisphere partnership. Shared borders, economic interests, and security alliances bind these nations, along with a common goal for prosperity. However, the perception of waning US interest and the rise of external influences necessitate the […]

Caribbean Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Feb 26, 2024

It’s Swe-done: What’s next for NATO now that Hungary has approved Sweden’s bid to join

By Atlantic Council experts

Hungary’s parliament has ratified Sweden’s accession to NATO, the final approval needed. Atlantic Council experts share their insights on the about-to-be thirty-two member Alliance.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Economic challenges are a barrier to Argentina’s prosperity

By Guido Sandleris

In Argentina's recent election, libertarian economist Javier Milei won by 11 percent, tapping into economic discontent. His platform stressed freedom and spending cuts, but facing challenges like hyperinflation and fiscal deficits, he may need to moderate his approach for success.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Economic reform is crucial for growth in Brazil

By José A. Scheinkman

Brazil's economic prospects are hindered by high taxes, inefficient regulations, and security concerns, particularly in drug trafficking routes. Reform efforts, including tax and fiscal reforms, along with leveraging Brazil's strengths like clean energy, are crucial for growth and education opportunities.

Brazil Economy & Business

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Chile struggles with economic stagnation

By Andrés Velasco

Chile grapples with economic slowdown and political polarization. Growth has stalled, and trust in democratic institutions has waned as parties have multiplied. Despite failed attempts to rewrite the constitution, polarization persists, complicating Chile's political future.

Economy & Business Freedom and Prosperity

Freedom and Prosperity Around the World

Feb 26, 2024

Mexico’s vital institutions face decline

By Vanessa Rubio-Márquez

Mexico's institutions are vital for freedoms, but face decline. To advance, it needs strong governance, growth, and redistribution. Despite potential growth from favorable conditions, risks persist. Strengthening governance and productivity is crucial for prosperity.

Economy & Business Freedom and Prosperity

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