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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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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council releases today the Middle East Strategy Task Force: Final Report of the Co-Chairs by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley. The report presents:

  • A Strategic Approach for the Middle East: a middle course between occupation and disengagement to break the debilitating cycle of violence in the region
  • A Compact where outside actor support for regional powers to bring to an end the civil wars is predicated on regional state action to address the root causes of the conflict
  • A Social Contract whereby governments in the region empower their citizens to realize their full potential

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The Atlantic Council today announced several staffing changes within the Global Energy Center, designed to leverage the center’s expanding work and integrate it with the Council’s flagship events in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Poland.   

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council releases today “Youth in the Middle East: Liability or Opportunity?” discussing the potential for youth in the region to be an opportunity to bring the region out of chaos given particular conditions. The video is part of the Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force, a bipartisan initiative under Co-Chairs Secretary Madeleine Albright and Mr. Stephen Hadley, that aims to better understand the underlying dynamics behind the current crises in the region. The Co-Chairs final report, to launch November 30, 2016, details a strategy for engagement with the region to help end its destabilizing civil wars while aiding its citizens—including its youth—to realize their potential.

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The Atlantic Council announced several senior-level promotions and management changes today, designed to enrich and expand the organization’s innovative capacity, strategic communications, events production, and intellectual assets.  

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council Strategy Initiative within the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security launched in 2015 to provide a blueprint for the next administration as it confronts the myriad global challenges facing the world today. As the Trump administration takes shape in the coming days and weeks, the Atlantic Council has a collection of papers on a range of issues available both to prospective members of the Trump administration and the public from a bipartisan group of leading foreign policy thinkers. Featuring reports in issues including global finance, state building, US-Iran relations, energy security, and the National Security Council from prominent voices such as former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, Governor Jon. M. Huntsman, Jr., former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Ambassador James B. Cunningham, and Ellen Laipson, the Atlantic Council Strategy Papers offer concrete proposals for the next administration that emphasize proactive, effective, and efficient approaches to the national security challenges facing the United States and the world.

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Atlantic Council welcomes Ken Falke, the chairman and founder of Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, the EOD Warrior Foundation, and CEO of Shoulder2Shoulder, Inc., to the Advisory Council for its Millennium Leadership Program, the Council’s flagship center for cultivating the next generation of international security leaders.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today plans to strengthen its presence in Northern Europe by appointing Anna Wieslander as director for the region, to be based in Stockholm. Building on a long track record of work on the region, this step complements the Council’s existing offices in Poland and Turkey.

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