Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Amb. Richard L. Morningstar’s address to the 27th OSCE Economic and Environmental Forum

The 27th Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Economic and Environmental Forum aimed to promote economic progress and security in the OSCE area through energy co-operation, new technologies, good governance and connectivity in the digital era. The following is Amb. Richard Morningstar’s address to OSCE country representatives in Prague on September 11, 2019. […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Richard L. Morningstar

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

The Atlantic Council has a new website!

It’s a big step forward in our long-term strategy to transform into a more digitally-focused organization that incorporates technology into every aspect of our work—research insights, convenings, communication, and collaboration

Blog Post by Andrew R. Marshall

Sat, Aug 31, 2019

On the ground with Iron Wolf: NATO put to the test

An up-close look at NATO forces preparing to defend the Alliance’s vital eastern flank.

Photo Essay by Ieva Budzeikaite

NATO Northern Europe

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

NATO members are picking up the burden

While movement towards 2 percent may seem slow, it is clear that NATO allies are making significant changes to their defense spending. European allies and Canada have now contributed four consecutive years of growth in defense investment, bringing an additional $41 billion in cumulative defense spending to NATO’s collective security between 2016 to 2018. Defense investment rose across the board in 2018, with each ally increasing its investment and seven allies reaching the 2 percent mark, improving NATO’s ability to respond swiftly to any threat.

Infographic by David A. Wemer

Europe & Eurasia NATO

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Public Event with Iraqi MP Sarkawt Shamsulddin

On August 6, the Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative hosted Iraqi Council of Representatives Member Sarkawt Shamsulddin for a public event. In 2018, Shamsulddin became the youngest member of the Iraqi parliament, securing the top position of the New Generation Movement in Sulaymaniyah Province. He is now one of the leaders of The Future parliamentary bloc […]

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Iraq

Fri, Aug 2, 2019

Transatlantic Trade Update with Dan Mullaney, Assistant US Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East

Transatlantic Trade Update with Dan Mullaney, Assistant US Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East

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Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Chile Against Corruption: What Can the Region Learn?

To launch the last of a series of spotlights on anti-corruption, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a conference call to discuss Chile’s successes and steps countries can take to revitalize regulatory frameworks. Authored by Former Minister of National Women’s Affairs of Chile and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Non-Resident Senior Fellow Laura Albornoz […]

Event Recap by Guillermo Garcia Montenegro

Brazil Latin America

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Koranyi testifies before the US Helsinki Commission on pipeline politics

Watch the full testimony here

Testimony by Nicole Meir

Energy & Environment Oil and Gas

Fri, Jul 19, 2019

Private virtual roundtable with Al-Bayan Center on US-Iraq relations

On July 19, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted a roundtable with Al-Bayan Center, a think tank based in Baghdad. Iraq Initiative Director Dr. Abbas Kadhim moderated the conversation. The participants from Al-Bayan joined by videoconference.

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Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte: Stronger Together Than Apart

Stronger together than apart Speech by Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte  Atlantic Council Washington, DC July 18, 2019

Transcript by David Wemer

European Union International Organizations

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák Speaks at United States and Central Europe Conference

CLOSING ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN AFFAIRS OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC   H.E. MIROSLAV LAJČÁK   at the flagship conference of the Atlantic Council and GLOBSEC on   THE UNITED STATES AND CENTRAL EUROPE:   CELEBRATING EUROPE WHOLE AND FREE, BUILDING THE NEXT CENTURY TOGETHER   17 July 2019  Washington, DC

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Central Europe

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

The US-Colombia partnership: From Venezuela’s crisis to counter-narcotics efforts

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in partnership with the United States Institute for Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Latin America Program, and the Inter-American Dialogue, hosted H.E. Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, for a discussion on the future of US-Colombia relations. The conversation was moderated […]

Event Recap by Bryan Wilensky

Colombia Conflict

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Libra: Balancing Risks and Opportunities

Facebook has disclosed its plans to launch the ambitious new digital currency, Libra, in the first half of 2020. Operating on a version of blockchain, Libra hopes to become a widely adopted payment method, supported by Facebook’s 2.4 bn users and a coalition of global corporations including Uber, Visa, and Spotify that form the Libra Association.

Event Recap by Global Business & Economics Program

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Africa business experts discuss china’s commercial expansion in Africa

On July 15, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted a discussion on China’s diversifying economic engagement in Africa, occasioned by the launch of Senior Fellow Aubrey Hruby’s latest issue brief, Deconstructing the Dragon: China’s Commercial Expansion in Africa.

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Africa China
baltic porcupine

Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Baltic Porcupine: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Defend the Baltic States

On June 27th, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, part of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, hosted a panel discussion around defense and deterrence in the Baltic states at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters. This event also featured the launch of the Scowcroft Center’s latest issue brief, “The Melians’ Revenge: How Small, Frontline, European […]

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NATO Security & Defense

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Green Banks: Financing the Low-Carbon Future

On the evening of July 10, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted a  conversation on green banks, where climate finance leaders openly discussed the role of green financial institutions as tools that work to unlock investment for clean energy initiatives. Following brief welcoming remarks by David Livingston, deputy director for climate and advanced energy […]

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Wed, Jul 10, 2019

The Future of Indian Renewables: A Conversation with Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director, ReNew Power

On July 10th, The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and South Asia Center welcomed Sumant Sinha, chairman and managing director of Renew Power, India’s largest solar and wind energy company, for a discussion on the future of Indian renewables. Sinha started his career in investment banking in the United States and United Kingdom, before returning […]

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Tue, Jul 9, 2019

13th Meeting of the International Energy Agency’s Gas & Oil Technology Collaboration Program Executive Committee

Day 1 On July 8 and 9, 2019, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted the 13th Meeting of the International Energy Agency’s Gas & Oil Technology Collaboration Program Executive Committee, bringing together energy policy experts from across the world. The first day of the event consisted of two panels: “Addressing Energy System Choices and […]

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Tue, Jul 2, 2019

20 Years in the making: Mercosur-European Union reach trade deal

Days after the announcement of the Mercosur-European Union trade deal, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center partnered with the Global Business and Economics Program and the Future Europe Initiative for a conference call to discuss the details and implications of the momentous agreement. A byproduct of two decades of discussions and forty rounds […]

Event Recap by Bryan Wilensky

Brazil Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 2, 2019

Turkey’s Energy Nexus

On May 23, 2019, the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, in cooperation with Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) held an event, hosted by the Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSİAD), on Turkey’s Energy Nexus which focused on Turkey’s energy sector and energy relations.

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Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security