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Learn more about the Atlantic Council’s insights & impact through these stories of how our regional and thematic programs are making a difference not only in shaping how we view global issues but also in shaping their outcome.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Blockchain Report Launched At Private Roundtable Alongside UN General Assembly

On September 23, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting and Climate Week activities in New York City, the Global Energy Center hosted a private roundtable launching its latest report, Assessing Blockchain’s Future in Transactive Energy, authored by David Livingston, deputy director, climate and advanced energy at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center […]

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Mon, Sep 23, 2019

MLP at the 2019 Global Citizen Awards

On Monday, September 23, fourteen Millennium Fellows from the 2018 and 2019 classes joined the Atlantic Council for the tenth anniversary of the Global Citizen Awards. Millennium Fellows had the pleasure of joining tables with DFR Lab, the Middle East Programs, the Global Energy Center, and Goldman Sachs, among others. In attendance from the 2018 […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Private Discussion with H. E. Nikola Dimitrov, Foreign Minister, Republic of North Macedonia

On Monday, September 23, eight Millennium Fellows from the 2017 and 2019 classes joined Ms. Ebru Özdemir, FEI Director Mr. Ben Haddad and Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Mr. Damon Wilson for an informative moderated discussion with Minister Nikola Dimitrov. The Minister discussed the challenges faced during the name change and provided our Fellows invaluable […]

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Latest commentary and analysis

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Brexit: Another day, another crisis

In a day that has created as much uncertainty as any other in the four-year long saga of Britain’s proposed exit from the EU, Johnson actually managed to trigger not one but two constitutional crises.

New Atlanticist by John M. Roberts

European Union United Kingdom

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Richard Stengel on disinformation and the threat to democracy

Disinformation—both foreign and domestic—is a catalytic harm that acts to magnify existing societal vulnerabilities. Forging digital resilience is an urgent priority—because, as Stengel said, disinformation is “an attack on our very democracy. And Americans need to be aware of it.”

New Atlanticist by Zarine Kharazian

Disinformation Russia

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Turkey’s “pause” in Syria: Will the US tourniquet stop the bleeding?

Turkey has agreed to pause its “Operation Peace Spring” in northeastern Syria for five days so that the United States can accomplish, through diplomatic means, Ankara’s military objective: the creation of a Turkish-dominated, Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)-free “safe zone” twenty miles into Syria. If the pause takes hold one may hope that a burgeoning […]

SyriaSource by Frederic C. Hof

Politics & Diplomacy Syria

Latest in-depth research and reports

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

New risks to global financial stability

In “New Risks to Global Financial Stability” author Hung Tran, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics program, assesses the global financial system weaknesses and outlines steps to promote financial stability.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Hung Tran

Economy & Business Financial Regulation
nuclear submarine and military members

Mon, Oct 14, 2019

The value of the US nuclear power complex to US national security

Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.

Issue Brief by Dr. Robert F. Ichord, Jr. and Bart Oosterveld

Economy & Business National Security

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Iraqi-Russian Relations amidst US Security-Focused Engagement

This chapter is part of an edited volume that gathers analysis on the policy choices pursued by Washington and Moscow in the MENA region and develops case studies of the two powers’ policies in the countries beset by major crises Read the full report here.

Report by Abbas Kadhim