The Heat: NATO meeting

The Heat

Latvia’s President Egils Levits, Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Montenegro’s President Milo Dukanovic, Netherland’s Prime Minister Mark Rutte, North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski, Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Romania’s President Klaus Werner Iohannis, Croatia’s President Zoran Milanovic, Czech Republic’s Prime Minister Petr Fiala, Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, France’s President Emmanuel Macron, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev, Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Slovenia’s Prime Minister Robert Golob and Slovakia’s President Zuzana Caputova pose for the family photo during the NATO summit in Madrid, Spain June 29, 2022. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is expanding once more.

NATO will accept Sweden and Finland into the military alliance – a response to Russia’s conflict with Ukraine.

The decision came after a two-day meeting in Madrid. Rahul Pathak has the details.

To discuss:

  • Alexander Clackson is a researcher on Russia and adviser to former Soviet Union Countries.
  • Victor Gao is a chair professor at Soochow University
  • Michael O’Hanlon is senior fellow and director of research in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.
  • Anton Fedyashin is a professor of history at American University.

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