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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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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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