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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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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council today announced that former Icelandic Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, has been appointed as a nonresident senior fellow with the Global Energy Center, making her the first former Icelandic government official to join the Atlantic Council as a fellow. While serving as the minister of industry and commerce in Iceland, Minister Árnadóttir had a wide portfolio that included energy, industry, tourism, innovation, film industry, design, and commerce.

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High Level Task Force Urges Long-Term Investment in Resilience Policies, Endorses Readiness Over Reconstruction from Large-Scale Crises

Former TSA Administrator, former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor, former FEMA Assistant Administrator join as Senior Fellows

 WASHINGTON, DC – At the inaugural meeting of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience, a high-level group of policymakers, experts, and local leaders urged governments to accelerate efforts to integrate resilience into decision-making as a critical component of effective policymaking at the local, national, and international level.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council today named John E. Morton a senior fellow with the Global Energy Center. Morton previously served as the White House senior director for energy and climate change at the National Security Council, where he had overall responsibility for coordinating the Obama Administration’s policies and strategies on international energy and climate change issues.

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WASHINGTON, DC --- The Atlantic Council and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE), in partnership with the Embassy of the Netherlands, launched Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations, the most comprehensive analysis of how existing international law applies to cyber operations. The Manual is authored by nineteen international law experts, and considerably updates and expands on the highly influential 2013 Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES --- Today the Atlantic Council released a report titled Downstream Oil Theft: Global Modalities, Trends, and Remedies. The study, which is the most extensive examination of illicit downstream hydrocarbons activity ever published, was led by Dr. Ian Ralby, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of I.R. Consilium. The report was launched at the Atlantic Council’s inaugural Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Atlantic Council announced that Manish Tewari, former union minister of state for information and broadcasting, will join the Atlantic Council as a distinguished senior fellow at the South Asia Center. Tewari was the minister of information and broadcasting from October 2012 to May 2014.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center today welcomed the addition of Charles K. Ebinger as a senior fellow. Ebinger served as the director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the Brookings Institution from 2008 to October 2014 and then as a senior fellow until 2016.

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