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The Atlantic Council today named acclaimed writer and director Dave Anthony as a nonresident fellow in its Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

Anthony is best known for his pioneering work on the blockbuster Call of Duty video game franchise. In 2010, he wrote and directed Call of Duty: Black Ops, which remains the best-selling video game of all time, grossing almost $2 billion in sales as of 2014. In 2014, Anthony formed Prisoner Six Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company developing both TV and movie projects.

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NEW YORK – The Atlantic Council is pleased to announce the honorees of its annual Global Citizen Awards taking place Sunday, September 21 in New York City: President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto; President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko; former President of Israel Shimon Peres; former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew; Actor, director, producer Robert De Niro; and pianist, composer, humanitarian Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner.

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WASHINGTON  – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will speak at the Atlantic Council on September 18 about his country’s confrontation with the Kremlin as part of his first official visit to the United States as Ukraine’s leader. He will address an invitation-only audience following his meeting with President Obama and his address to a Joint Session of Congress.

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For more than a half century since its founding in 1961, the Atlantic Council has focused on publishing research and convening communities of influence to craft and promote policies that tackle a full range of global challenges. Our mission is that of renewing the Atlantic community and improving the state of the world through more effective cooperation with global friends and allies.

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NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Phillip M. Breedlove today called on the need for NATO to counter Russia's “hybrid military model, especially as it relates to the Ukraine crisis and further aggression, with a new strategy. 

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Calls Wales Summit “one of the most important Summits in the history of our Alliance.”

NEWPORT, WALES – NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen today called the Wales Summit “one of the most important Summits in the history of our Alliance” as members grapple with a host of challenges including aggression in Europe’s east and unrest in the Middle East.

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NEWPORT, WALES – NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will deliver the opening keynote address at the Atlantic Council's Future Leaders Summit at Celtic Manor in Wales on September 4. He will preview the official NATO Summit agenda. The Future Leaders Summit is the premier public diplomacy event alongside the NATO Summit in Wales, and the Secretary General's speech to young professionals comes shortly before he hosts leaders from sixty countries to engage in key discussions related to the impact of major global security challenges ranging from Syria to Afghanistan to Ukraine.

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Dinu Patriciu, founder of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and a member of the Council's International Advisory Board, died yesterday at age sixty-four due to complications related to lymphatic cancer.

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In a public address at the Atlantic Council, Tunisian President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki urgently called on the United States and its Western partners to support his country’s fight against terrorism. He warned that without their help to secure the country in the run-up to elections, terrorists will seek to destabilize the country, and thereby threaten Tunisia’s transition to democracy. 

Marzouki cautioned that without international support against terrorism in Tunisia, “you can say goodbye to democracy in the Arab world for a century.”

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Argentina failed to meet its deadline for interest payments on $13 billion of securities bonds due in 2033, resulting in the country’s second default since 2001. Reaction from Atlantic Council experts:

“Nearly a decade ago, Argentina and 93 percent of its bondholders agreed to a deal that Argentina has so far respected. The remaining 7 percent are looking to force Argentina into making large payments on bonds they bought for pennies,” said Peter Schechter, director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. “While Argentina’s financial behavior has not been stellar, the vulture funds are now the ones thrusting a stick into the spokes of the international financial community’s bicycle wheels. Argentina has been making some slow progress; the small group of holdouts is now going to derail that. This will cause serious financial, political and, most importantly, human pain,” said Schechter.

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