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The Atlantic Council today announced that Andrea Montanino, Italian economist and current executive director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will join the Atlantic Council in November as director of the Global Business and Economics Program. In that position, he will lead the Council’s work on economic growth, global trade, and finance. 

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Meet the 2014 ELP Fellows

Adiya Amjad | Aftab Waheed | Danial Shah | Dawar Shah Akhtar | Hassan Raza | Ifrah Faiz | Jalila Haider | Mahnoor Ijaz Rathore | Muhammad Dawood Sheikh | Mukesh Meghwar | Nazish Rahmani | Rafia Saleem | Rahim Shah | | Sehyr Mirza | Yasir Abbas


WASHINGTON- The Atlantic Council's South Asia Center, U.S. Embassy Islamabad, and Meridian International Center are pleased to announce the 2014 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) Fellows. This Fellowship supports and empowers the next generation of Pakistan's civil society leaders by creating a sustainable forum of collaboration.

This year's contingent of fifteen dynamic civil society leaders, who were selected through a highly competitive process, embody Pakistan's ethnic, religious, and geographic diversity. They are educators, entrepreneurs, journalists, social activists, social innovators, and community organizers who are working to solve some of Pakistan's most pressing challenges. They are committed to their communities and country and represent a broad cross-section of Pakistani society. For all of them, this represents their first visit to the United States.

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On October 26, Tunisians head to the polls to elect a parliament amid frustration and uncertainty in the transitioning country's stability. Fear and distrust of political elites, a sluggish economy, high unemployment, and deteriorating security have tempered electoral enthusiasm, raising prospects for low voter turnout. Parliamentary elections, the first since the adoption of the new constitution, are one of several steps that will determine the legitimacy of the new government and its ability to guide the country toward genuine political and economic stability.

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The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, US Embassy Islamabad, and Meridian International Center are pleased to announce the 2014 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) Fellows.  This fellowship supports and empowers the next generation of Pakistan’s civil society leaders by creating a sustainable forum of collaboration. 

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Bloomberg Businessweek quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini on the limits of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s power:

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South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Al-Monitor on an address given by Department of Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen: 

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South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Rajan Menon writes for the National Interest on why reports of India's emergence as a great power are incorrect:

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On November 28, nearly four years after the Arab Spring swept across much of North Africa and the Middle East, Tunisians will go to the polls to elect their first president since the adoption of a new constitution.

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Bloomberg quotes Adrienne Arsht Center Director Peter Schechter on what a win by Brazilian presidential candidate Aecio Neves would mean for the country: 

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Handelsblatt quotes Global Business and Economics Program Associate Director Garrett Workman on the stalled transatlantic trade pact: 

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