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Wed, Apr 3, 2019

MLP at NATO Engages

On April 3rd, a cohort of Millennium Fellows had the opportunity to attend and participate during NATO Engages. Zafar Hashemi shared his history with NATO beginning as a boy in Afghanistan and culminating in his current position with SIGAR. Pete Seat was asked to present his perspective immediately following Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s address to […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan International Organizations

Fri, Mar 29, 2019

Atlantic Council Welcomes 2019 Class of Millennium Fellows

WASHINGTON, DC – On March 29th, the Atlantic Council announced it’s 2019 class of Millennium Fellows. An Italian entrepreneur bringing revolutionary vaccination technology to market to eradicate polio and measles rubella; a senior advisor to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia that led landmark legislation to change the country’s name in 2018; the chief-of-staff of […]

Press Release

Mon, Dec 10, 2018

Why the Irish border matters

It remains unclear if the withdrawal agreement May has reached with Brussels will impact the life of her government, but it is clear that the Irish border has impacted the Brexit debate and will force the prime minister to turn to her party’s rivals to push the deal through Parliament.

New Atlanticist by Dan Haverty and Brendan Reaney

Democratic Transitions Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Nov 26, 2018

Latvia struggles to form a government

The newly elected parliament is very fragmented and still—a month and a half after the election—is unable to produce a stable government, a phenomenon also seen in other European countries this year.

New Atlanticist by Rihards Kols

Democratic Transitions Elections

Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Europe’s new normal: Turning the migrant challenge into an opportunity

With inhospitable temperatures across North Africa and Central Asia, constant war and conflict in Middle East hot spots, and the advance of authoritarian regimes, today’s refugees don’t represent a temporary conundrum, but rather a new normal of European life.

New Atlanticist by Pete Seat

Climate Change & Climate Action Conflict

Thu, Aug 2, 2018

South Sudan must end the arbitrary detention of Peter Biar Ajak

We urge the government of South Sudan to end the arbitrary detention of Peter Biar Ajak, an alumnus of the Atlantic Council Millennium Fellowship, who was arrested in Juba July 28, 2018.

New Atlanticist by Frederick Kempe, Damon Wilson, and Daniel Bennett

East Africa

Fri, Jul 6, 2018

Complementarity Without Competition: How NATO Can Benefit from Stronger European Defense Cooperation

Despite the current political tension in the transatlantic bond, the facts on the ground for NATO’s summit in Brussels on July 11 and 12 could not be better. After years of calls from the United States for more defense investment, NATO allies have been responding ever more credibly to meet the rising threats in the […]

New Atlanticist by Ulrik Trolle Smed

European Union International Organizations

Fri, Jul 6, 2018

NATO Needs More Unmanned Aerial Systems

NATO faces an array of security threats from the Arctic in the north, Russia in the east, and migrant flows from the south, all of which demand a dynamic and flexible defense force. Although members of the Alliance have increased investment in defense, their focus has been on expensive technology for a potential high-end conflict. […]

New Atlanticist by Nicola Johnson and Jessie Ilkson

NATO Security & Defense

Tue, Jul 3, 2018

NATO Must Meet Russia’s Hybrid Warfare Challenge

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s use of military force and hybrid warfare tactics in his country’s immediate neighborhood and beyond has brought into question NATO’s ability to defend its eastern border. Russian hybrid warfare, with an increased focus on asymmetric and nontraditional military capabilities, has made it considerably more difficult for NATO to counter destabilization efforts, […]

New Atlanticist by Rihards Kols

NATO Security & Defense

Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Atlantic Council Announces 2018 Millennium Fellows, NATO Summit Program, and Partnership with US Department of State Mission to NATO

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Atlantic Council is pleased to announce today the 2018 Millennium Fellows. With a 3.2 percent acceptance rate, the program is among the most competitive professional development opportunities in the international affairs and policy fields. In 2018, over 655 people from 100 countries applied to become a Millennium Fellow and only 21 […]

Press Release