The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was put in place over 70 years ago in response to the threat posed by the Soviet Union, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at how the alliance has responded to Russia’s recent aggression in Ukraine and how this aggression has illustrated its continued importance (01:29). The guys also react to recent research into so called “elite sleepers” and discuss how this trait can be both helpful and harmful in navigating life’s many challenges (40:16).
How the West Marshaled a Stunning Show of Unity Against Russia (NY Times)
‘Every inch of NATO’: Blinken seeks to deter any Russia thought of pushing beyond Ukraine (WaPo)
What Is NATO’s Article 5? (History.com)
Only NATO Can Save Putin (The Atlantic)
Video – Secretary Blinken Says Russian President Putin “Surprised” by NATO Solidarity on Ukraine (CSPAN)
What ‘elite sleepers’ can tell us all about the eight hour myth (Yahoo)