David Koranyi

  • Koranyi Quoted in Cyprus Mail on US Energy Policies Under President Trump


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  • Koranyi Quoted by Axios on Trump’s Push for Natural Gas Exports


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  • Energy Security in Central & Eastern Europe: New Challenges and Opportunities Conference

    On June 7th, the Energy Diplomacy Initiative within the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center held a half-day conference on Energy Security in Central & Eastern Europe: New Challenges and Opportunities, which brought together government officials, business leaders, and experts to discuss the implications of the changing global LNG market, progression of the European Energy Union concept, and the priorities of the new US administration for Central and Eastern European energy security.


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  • Trump's 'Huge Mistake'

    US President Donald J. Trump’s decision to take the United States out of a global agreement that seeks to limit the damage caused by climate change is “shortsighted and reckless,” a “huge mistake,” and cedes US energy leadership to China and Europe, according to Atlantic Council analysts.

    “The president’s decision to withdraw from Paris is a huge mistake. There is no upside,” said Richard Morningstar, founding director and chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. 

    “This decision will make it more difficult to work with our friends and allies on a whole host of critical foreign policy and national security issues. It will make it more difficult for our companies to work in many countries,” he added.

    Trump announced his decision at the White House on June 1.

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  • Making the Three Seas Initiative a Priority for Trump

    In light of Russia’s use of energy as a weapon in Europe, the Three Seas Initiative—a project designed to unite the region of Europe between the Baltic, Adriatic, and Black Seas through energy infrastructure—should be a strategic priority for the new US administration, retired Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones, chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, said at the Council’s Istanbul Summit on April 28.

    “This is a truly transatlantic project that has enormous geopolitical, geostrategic, and geo-economic ramifications,” said Jones, who served as national security advisor in the Obama administration. Consequently, he contended, “we need to cultivate the new American administration’s interest.” By strengthening the Three Seas region, and by extension all of Europe, the initiative will strengthen the entire transatlantic community, he said.

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  • Koranyi Joins Sky News Arabia to Discuss the Global Energy Forum


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  • Koranyi in The Cipher Brief: Strategic Concerns for the European Union and the United States


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  • Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Expands Scope, Announces New Staffing Changes

    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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  • For the New Administration: The Atlantic Council Strategy Papers Series

    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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  • Hungary Descends into Nationalist Bolshevism

    In 2010, Viktor Orbán was swept to power on the back of a populist backlash against Hungary’s left-wing government, which was mired in corruption scandals and criticized for austerity measures it adopted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Today, Orbán threatens Hungary’s democratic character.

    As prime minister, Orbán has embarked on a dangerous path toward autocracy—a new type of bolshevism characterized by radical nationalism, monopolized power structures, illiberal policies, and anti-capitalist and statist rhetoric.

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