Congressional Relations

Jan 28, 2020

Congressional Hearing – “Life Under Occupation: The State of Human Rights in Crimea”

By Atlantic Council

Melinda Haring, deputy director at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center, testifies before an Helsinki Commission hearing on Kremlin's human rights violations on the Crimean Peninsula since its illegal annexation in 2014.

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Congressional Relations

Jan 15, 2020

Congressional hearing – “US-Iran tensions: implications for homeland security”

By Atlantic Council

The Committee meeting examined the homeland security implications of the recent escalation in US-Iran tensions in the wake of the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Witnesses were given time to present opening statements to address possible retaliation followed by questions posed by committee members. Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick presented four ways in which Iran threatens the homeland: terrorism, cyber-attacks, disinformation, and influence operations. Warrick underscored the imminent threat posed by Iranian cyber-attacks, “Mr. Chairman, the possibility of a terrorist attack by Iran here in the homeland is that, a possibility, but cyber-attacks are a certainty.”

Defense Policy Digital Policy

Congressional Relations

Jul 16, 2018

Senators Rubio and Warner Push Back on Trump’s Press Conference with Putin

By David Wemer

US Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) described as “outrageous” US President Donald J. Trump’s July 16 press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, while his Republican colleague, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), maintained that “what the president said today was not accurate.” The two senators, who spoke at an Atlantic Council event on the Kremlin’s interference in […]


Congressional Relations

Sep 7, 2017

NAFTA and North American Energy: What Comes Next?

By Nicole M. Wadley

Special Remarks The Hon. Michael McCaulCongressman (R-TX 10th District)US House of Representatives A conversation with David L. GoldwynChairman of the Advisory Group, Global Energy Center; Nonresident Senior Energy Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America CenterAtlantic Council Jeffrey J. SchottSenior FellowPeterson Institute for International Economics Chris DavyDirector, Office of Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy ResourcesUS Department of […]

Congressional Relations

Sep 6, 2017

Launch: State Department Reform Report

By Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

Keynote Speaker The Honorable Ed RoyceChairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee A Conversation with Amb. Thomas PickeringVice PresidentHills and Company Amb. Chester CrockerJames R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic StudiesGeorgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Amb. David MillerBrent Scowcroft Senior FellowAtlantic Council Rand BeersFormer Deputy Assistant to the Presidentfor Homeland SecurityUS National Security Council […]

Congressional Relations

Aug 29, 2017

The Future of Infrastructure Investment with Keynote Speaker the Honorable David E. Price

By Global Business & Economics Program

On August 29, the Atlantic Council’s EuroGrowth Initiative, together with the Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill held a discussion on the future of infrastructure in the US, drawing comparisons from the EU.

Economy & Business European Union

Colombia Peace and Prosperity Task Force

May 17, 2017

Colombia Peace and Prosperity Report Launch: A Dinner with President Juan Manuel Santos

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

After almost twelve months of consultations and deliberations, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center launched on May 17 the Colombia Peace and Prosperity Task Force report: A Roadmap for US Engagement with Colombia. It was the culmination of the work of a notable group co-chaired by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Ben Cardin […]


Congressional Relations

May 1, 2017

Trump’s First 100 Days: What Next?

By Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

No one can say President Donald Trump’s first 100 days were uneventful. First met with unprecedented opposition, the administration proceeded to swiftly implement the vision Trump laid out on the campaign trail. However, he has had both high-profile setbacks, like not being able to get an Obamacare reform bill to the floor, and positive developments, […]

Congressional Relations

Mar 30, 2017

Putin is Not Russia

By Ashish Kumar Sen

US senators, Russian opposition activist call for calibrated pressure on Vladimir Putin Two US senators—one a Republican and the other a Democrat—and a Russian opposition activist who has survived two apparent attempts on his life made a call for greater international pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect human rights. Speaking at the Atlantic […]


Congressional Relations

Mar 27, 2017

Reforming the H1B Visa System: A Conversation with Congressman Darrell Issa

By South Asia Center Staff

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center hosted a discussion at the Capitol Hill with Congressman Darell Issa. Moderated by Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy, director of the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, the conversation focused on Congressman Issa’s proposed legislation to review the H-1B program and ways to strengthen it.    Critics contend that systemic weaknesses in the H-1B […]