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Five Facts on New US Military Aid to Ukraine

The Big Insight: Although the lethal aid provided by the U.S. and its allies to Ukraine has been particularly effective in combating Russian aggression, the Ukrainian government maintains that it still needs access to larger and more powerful weaponry. President Biden in March announced an additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine, on top of the $650 …

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Five Facts on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

The Big Insight: Though there are 30 members of NATO, the U.S. would bear the weight — both financially and militarily — of any war with Russia. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said this week that the U.S. will “defend every inch of NATO territory” if attacked by Russia — a sentiment President Biden has also …

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Five Facts on Partisanship and Congressional Districts

The Big Insight: While gerrymandering is one driver of the polarization in Congress and across the country, self-sorting among voters plays an even larger role. Most states have now finished drawing the new congressional maps that will be in effect for the next decade, and even though most analysts say neither party is gaining much, criticism of gerrymandering is …

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Five Facts on the Rise of Chinese Tech

The Big Insight: China already is or soon could be the global leader in artificial intelligence, semiconductors, 5G, quantum computing and other technologies that could define economic leadership in the 21st century. The rise of China’s tech sector has gotten the attention of Congress. The bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act passed the Senate last June, …

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