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#DisinfoWeek will bring together leaders from the tech sector, policy community, academia, media, and government for a week-long series of bi-coastal events at Stanford University and at the Atlantic Council headquarters in Washington, DC. Strategic panel discussions and keynote addresses will highlight the challenge posed by disinformation and the role of the private sector, governments, and civil society in actively combating disinformation campaigns designed to undermine democratic institutions and discredit the democratic model.

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The Atlantic Council and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) announced today that they will host their Global Forum in Warsaw on July 6-7.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today that Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the air force, has joined the Atlantic Council as a board director and its Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security as a distinguished fellow. Secretary James has thirty years of senior national security experience in the federal government and the private sector.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council today named Christine Wormuth, a former under secretary of defense for policy under President Obama, as the first director of its new Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience. 

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council releases today the report of the Task Force on the Future of Iraq chaired by Ambassador Ryan Crocker and convened by Senior Nonresident Fellow Dr. Nussaibah Younis.

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The Atlantic Council strongly condemns the violence that occurred involving protestors and Turkish security personnel Tuesday evening outside an event that the Council was co-hosting for Turkish President Erdoğan.  

The Atlantic Council has a 55-year history of promoting free speech, peaceful protest and civil dialogue to address global challenges. The Council frequently convenes small, off-the-record sessions such as the one for President Erdoğan, at which he fielded questions that addressed issues ranging from international to domestic challenges.

Atlantic Council events never endorse a particular speaker but provide an independent platform for leaders to participate in candid conversations. The proper authorities will determine what, if any, actions should be taken in response to the violence. Such behavior only detracts from the Council’s foundational mission of promoting constructive US leadership alongside friends and allies to secure the future.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council today announced that Ambassador Daniel Fried has been named a distinguished fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative and Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.

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Report from the Atlantic Council and Zurich Insurance models how a rise in protectionism, oil crisis as a result of Middle East conflict and water scarcity may influence the global society and economy between now and 2035.


Washington, DC – A new report from the Atlantic Council and Zurich Insurance Group examines best-, worst-, and base-case scenarios for three geopolitical trends and the potential impact for businesses and the world at large. It also highlights the risk mitigation solutions for each scenario.

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Team C3S from Naval War College won first place at the fifth annual Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, a cybersecurity student competition by the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. The competition was held on March 17-18 at American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, and featured forty-five competing teams from eighteen states across the United States. Student teams competed to offer their best national-security policy prescriptions for combating evolving cyber conflict scenarios.

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WASHINGTON, DC – A group of former officials and experts from leading democracies called today for a robust and principled new strategy toward Russia. In a report issued by the Atlantic Council and other leading global think tanks from Canada, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Italy, the group calls upon the West to adopt a long-term strategy of “constrainment” aimed at countering Russia’s challenge to the democratic order.

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