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Now that Finland and Sweden have applied for NATO membership, breaking decades of non-alignment, Karen DeYoung, Gideon Rachman, and Nahal Toosi join World Review with Ivo Daalder to discuss what happens next and why Putin claims he’s ok with their membership. Then, previewing Biden’s first Asia trip and why countries are threatening to boycott the Summit of the Americas next month.
Putin will “have two very significant military powers [...] being part of NATO as a result of his actions in Ukraine," Ivo Daalder tells Suhana Meharchand on CBC.
They are “extraordinarily capable militaries. They have long had [...] a posture of armed neutrality, not unarmed neutrality,” says Ivo Daalder on MSNBC.
“The stronger Japanese response to this crisis is not solely driven by policymakers, but also by the public’s reaction,” writes Craig Kafura in the Diplomat.
Having rejected its demagogues just a few years ago, the region is now poised to welcome them back.