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The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative has opened registration for its third annual Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge.

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The Atlantic Council named Constance Berry Newman, former US assistant secretary of state for African affairs, as a nonresident senior fellow in its Africa Center.

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WASHINGTON – The Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force, chaired by Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat and coordinated by Council Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin, issued a statement today applauding the efforts of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and Iran to negotiate a comprehensive nuclear deal. While the parties could not reach a final agreement, the Task Force urges everyone to “withhold judgment while negotiations proceed and refrain from actions that could jeopardize” such an agreement.

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ISTANBUL- Following highly publicized visits to the embattled countries of Ukraine and Iraq, US Vice President Joseph Biden and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu joined a special closing session of the sixth Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Summit at the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul to discuss why energy security is crucial for resolving the pressing security challenges we face today.

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ISTANBUL— The sixth Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Summit continued for a second day at the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul featuring a keynote address from Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, moderated by CNN Anchor Nina Dos Santos.

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ISTANBUL-- Opinion leaders from politics, media, academia, and the corporate world convened in Istanbul this morning for two days of talks on how governments and companies manage emerging risks and uncertainty in today’s turbulent times.

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The Atlantic Council today announced the launch of the Art of Future Warfare (AFW) project, housed in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, that aims to create a world in which artists—writers, illustrators, directors, videographers, and others— and creativity enjoy a valued place in the defense establishment’s planning and preparation for the future of warfare and conflict.

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US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yıldız will make an announcement on enhancing the US and Turkey’s energy collaboration and clean energy deployment on Thursday, November 20 at the Atlantic Council’s Sixth Energy & Economic Summit. They will make brief remarks and then have joint press availability.
International negotiators will meet in Vienna this week for what they hope will be a final push to hammer out a comprehensive deal over Iran’s nuclear program. According to many experts and officials, however, the chances of securing a deal by the November 24 deadline are slim. The New York Times reports that President Barack Obama’s own top national security advisers put the chance of reaching an agreement this month at 40 to 50 percent.

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