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Sweden and Finland may be about to join. America has recommitted. But will NATO be able to exploit this new unity?

The World Today Published 27 May 2022 1 minute READ

Roxanne Escobales

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

The NATO summit in Madrid at the end of June will see the western alliance renew its agenda with a clearer sense of mission and ever stronger bonds in the face of Russian aggression on its borders. With a return of American commitment and the prospective enlargement with Sweden and Finland, what will the next decade hold for NATO? We explore this question with Chatham House experts.

The sanctions against Russia have been called unprecedented in scale. Creon Butler explores their lasting impact on the international economy. In Europe, Catherine Fieschi, considers the threat to continental liberalism posed by the American hard-right as they descend on Budapest.

The war in Ukraine has brought much needed western attention to the Belarusian democracy movement. I spoke to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on her accidental choice in becoming its de facto leader in exile.

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