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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

Fiona Hill on Russia, Ukraine, and the Outcome of the War

PAST EVENT VIDEO

Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill discusses the future of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Fiona Hill is seen speaking into a mic at a hearing
Reuters

Commentary & Analysis

Sweden and Finland’s NATO Bids Hit a Roadblock Named Erdogan

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

“The truth is that Turkey didn’t become a [NATO] member because of its adherence to democratic values,” writes Paul Poast in World Politics Review.

Turkish President Erdogan addresses members of AKP during a meeting at the parliament in Ankara
Reuters
Defense and Security

After Ukraine, Biden Draws Line on Taiwan for China

In the News
MSNBC
Ivo H. Daalder

"There are limits to what China can do" without facing "consequences" from the United States, asserts Council President Ivo Daalder on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell.

Screen shot of Ivo Daalder speaking on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports with New York Times Pentagon Correspondent Helene Cooper, and NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell.
Defense and Security

Research

Russians and Americans Sense a New Cold War

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Russians and Americans seem to sense a global alignment of democracies versus autocracies, and both publics fear a nuclear exchange.

Fallout shelter sign on brick wall next to trees.
Reuters
Public Opinion

Americans Support Ukraine—but Not with US Troops or a No-Fly Zone

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

A new poll reveals that Americans see Russia as a significant threat to US interests and support military and economic assistance to Ukraine.

Rally In Support Of Ukraine Held In New York City
Reuters
Public Opinion