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World Review: Putin Shifts on NATO, Biden's Asia Trip, and the Summit of the Americas

PAST EVENT VIDEO
World Review

Karen DeYoung, Gideon Rachman, and Nahal Toosi join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Applying for NATO
EyePress/Reuters

NATO's Nordic Expansion

PAST EVENT

Experts discuss why Finland and Sweden, both longstanding neutral nations, moved towards NATO membership following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin meet in Stockholm on April 13, 2022.
Reuters

Commentary & Analysis

What's Mine Is Mine: Americans Hesitant about Using Nuclear Weapons to Defend Allies

BLOG
Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

While Americans may support a retaliatory strike if the United States is attacked, Council polls reveal they oppose using nuclear forces to defend allies.

an armed missile launch
Reuters
Defense and Security

America Must Beware Its Foreign Policy Blind Spots

In the News
The National Interest
Paul Heer

Paul Heer argues that, after the invasion of Ukraine, the United States must recognize and confront its foreign policy blind spots.

An American flag curls over a map of Eastern Europe.
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Defense and Security

Research

The Ukraine Example: Circumstances Matter for Effective Security Assistance

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Ethan Kessler

US aid would not have been nearly as effective without Ukraine’s efforts to improve its military prior to the 2022 Russian invasion.

tanks in Ukraine
Reuters
Defense and Security

Russian Public Accepts Putin's Spin on Ukraine Conflict

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A new Chicago Council-Levada poll reveals the Russian public appears to be buying Putin's explanation for "military operation" in Ukraine.

Russian public celebrating after Putin speech in Feb, waving Russian flags.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Experts

Kjell Engelbrekt 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Security
Council expert Kjell Engelbrekt