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The Atlantic Council’s Millennium Leadership Program, in partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, is proud to announce Navy F/A-18 pilot Benjamin Kohlmann and his initiative, the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF), as the winner of the inaugural Take Point Initiative Competition. Selected by a panel of distinguished judges from the ten projects proposed by each of the ten Take Point Fellows, Ben and DEF will receive $25,000 in seed funding to further their mission of fostering a culture of innovation within the military and throughout the defense sector. Other competition finalists included projects from former 82nd Airborne paratrooper Zachary McDonald (Service2School), and former Marine Corps Captain Amanda Burke (Team Rubicon). Congratulations to Ben, DEF, and to all of the Take Point Fellows for their innovative ideas, invaluable skills, and passion for service.

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The Atlantic Council is launching today the EconoGraphics series—a weekly take on important issues pertaining to the global economy. EconoGraphics, a project of the Council’s Global Business and Economics Program, aims to present complex economic and political ideas visually in a simple and intuitive fashion for policymakers and the media. Through this new medium, the Council will bring clarity to major global economic and policy developments, so that they can quickly be better understood by experts and non-experts alike. The Atlantic Council will use the expertise of its ten regional centers and functional programs to highlight issues from across the world and touching upon all areas of foreign policy.

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The Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs today released a report entitled, “Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do.” The report, authored by eight former senior U.S. diplomatic and military officials, urges the U.S. and NATO to bolster Ukraine’s defense and deter further Russian aggression by providing military, including lethal defensive assistance to Ukraine.

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Opinion leaders from government, media, academia, and the corporate world convened at the Atlantic Council today for its “Toward a Transatlantic Strategy for Europe’s East” conference to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Russia’s renewed assertiveness in Europe’s eastern neighborhood, and the security challenges facing the countries that remain on the margins of democratic transformation in Europe’s East.

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This morning, a bipartisan group of eight senators introduced a bill that would lift the US ban on travel to Cuba. The Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center experts are closely monitoring this story. Their reactions: 

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The Atlantic Council named Abdoul Salam Bello, World Bank Group Adviser on African development and strategy, as a Visiting Fellow in its Africa Center.

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United States Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will address the Atlantic Council’s flagship conference on January 30 aimed at mobilizing the transatlantic community around an effective strategy for Europe’s East. For his first formal speech since being sworn in as Deputy Secretary of State, he will deliver on-the-record remarks which will be followed by a question and answer session.  Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe will moderate the discussion.

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Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe has named Defne Arslan, a long-time chief  economic and energy adviser at the United States Embassy to Turkey, as director of the annual Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Summit in Istanbul.

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The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center will partner with the Office of U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and the Council of the Americas to host the Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington, DC, on January 26, 2015. Caribbean heads of state will join the Vice President to chart a roadmap for ensuring the Caribbean’s short- and long-term energy sustainability.

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The Atlantic Council’s Millennium Leadership Program is pleased to announce the 2015 Take Point Initiative fellows. Funded with a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, this fellowship is designed to prepare veterans who are thirty-five years old and younger for leadership positions in the nonprofit and policy fields, with a focus on international affairs and national security.

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