• Trump’s Immigration Ban Will Have ‘Catastrophic Implications’

    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) sees order as a ‘gift’ to hardliners in Iran

    US President Donald Trump’s executive order that curtails immigration and the rights of refugees is illegal, has “catastrophic implications” for the United States, and is a “gift” to hardliners in Iran as it paints all Iranians as a security threat to the United States, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on January 30.

    “This ban on immigration from Iran to the United States is a gift to the hardliners at a moment in which we should not be giving them gifts,” said Murphy, noting that it comes at a particularly delicate time for the moderates in Iran soon after the death of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on January 8. “This is a movement that does not need another body blow, and yet they got it,” said Murphy.

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  • Bipartisan Colombia Task Force Calls for Renewed US Engagement with Critical Ally

    Atlantic Council Launches Group Chaired by US Senators Blunt and Cardin
    Task Force to Propose Path Ahead for US-Colombia Relations

    The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center concluded on December 8, 2016 the first convening of its Colombia Peace and Prosperity Task Force, chaired by US Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Benjamin Cardin (D-MD).The meeting ended with a call for the incoming Donald Trump administration to make strengthening relations with this critical US ally a key foreign policy goal. Meeting just one week after Congressional approval of the peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Task Force reiterated the importance of continued bipartisan support to ensure a lasting peace in the country. It called for mobilizing new US and international development assistance as well as expanded diplomatic,...

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  • Can They Get Any Closer? The Case for Deepening the Partnerships Between Sweden and Finland with NATO

    The dinner between Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, President Sauli Niinistö, and the Heads of States of NATO in Warsaw in July 2016, was a landmark in the partnership between Sweden, Finland and the Alliance.
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  • The World Energy Council and the Atlantic Council Join Forces to Discuss Crucial Energy Issues Next Week

    The Atlantic Council will hold two panel discussions at the World Energy Congress, one of the most comprehensive gatherings on the global energy scene, to highlight diverse perspectives on crucial energy issues.

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  • Nuclear Energy: The Imperative for Innovation & Modernization

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  • Seventh Annual Global Citizen Awards Honors Exceptional, Diverse Leaders

    The Atlantic Council presented its annual Global Citizen Awards in New York on September 19 to three exceptional individuals whose extraordinary leadership has been invaluable in addressing global challenges and fostering unity.

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  • Arslan Joins Voice of America to Discuss the Implications of Turkey's Failed Coup

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  • NATO Air Power in a Contested Air Domain

    On July 26, 2016 the Atlantic Council hosted a private roundtable on “NATO Air Power in a Contested Air Domain.” The session featured a keynote address by General Frank Gorenc, Commander of US Air Forces in Europe and Africa, and a moderated discussion led by Jorge Benitez, director of NATOSource and senior fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

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  • Beyond the Warsaw Summit: Securing the Black Sea Region

    On July 22, 2016 the Atlantic Council hosted a private strategy session with H.E. Daniel Mitov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic.

    From the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and Russia’s military build-up in Crimea to the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey, the Black Sea region has undergone dramatic new security and political developments that impact the broader transatlantic community. Minister Mitov came to the Council to discuss how regional actors, NATO and the EU, and the United States can work to bolster security and stability in the region. The insights from the session also informed the Council’s emerging project on the Black Sea region.

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  • Keeping NATO Relevant and United

    Despite all the unsettling news coming out of Europe, not least Britain’s divorce from the common market, one traditional trans-Atlantic alliance remains essentially intact: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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