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Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Ambassador David Mack joins Atlantic Council as nonresident senior fellow

Washington, DC – January 22, 2020 – The Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs today announced the addition of David Mack as a nonresident senior fellow. During his fellowship, Mack will focus on US-Iraq relations.   “Ambassador Mack is an authority on US foreign policy in the Middle East. His extensive experience in diplomacy and first-hand […]

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Iraq

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Carmiel Arbit, previously director for strategic engagement at AIPAC, joins Atlantic Council as nonresident senior fellow

Washington, DC—The Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs today announced the addition of Carmiel Arbit as a nonresident senior fellow. During her fellowship, Carmiel will focus on US-Israel relations, the peace process, and Israeli and Palestinian politics. “Carmiel brings to the Atlantic Council her unique blend of deep expertise in Israel and the wider Middle East,” […]

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Israel Middle East

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Congressional Hearing – “U.S.-Iran Tensions: Implications for Homeland Security”

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.”

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Defense Policy Digital Policy

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

US Election 2020: What’s at stake for energy and climate?

Atlantic Council2020 Global Energy Forum U.S. Election 2020: What’s at Stake for Energy and Climate? Speakers: Carlos Curbelo, Former US Representative (R-FL) Avi Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia David Goldwyn, Chairman, Energy Advisory Group, Atlantic Council Michael Steele, Former Chair of the Republican National Committee Moderated By: Hadley Gamble, Reporter and Anchor, CNBC Location:  Abu Dhabi, […]

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Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Conference call: US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) deal reached

On December 12, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Baker McKenzie held a conference call to discuss the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) deal, its implications, and the road ahead.

Event Recap by Frederico Froes and Pablo Reynoso

Americas Economy & Business

Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Atlantic Council releases new report: Aviation cybersecurity: Scoping the challenge

Report marks the first-ever global stakeholder survey on addressing cybersecurity issues in aviation sector WASHINGTON, DC – December 11, 2019 – Today, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, launched a new report titled “Aviation Cybersecurity: Scoping the Challenge” and the results of the first-ever global survey on […]

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Cybersecurity

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

US-Colombia task force launches findings of report in Bogota

Task Force recommendations focus on three mayor areas: Economic development and innovation; institutions, rule of law, and counter-narcotics; and the crisis in Venezuela.

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Colombia Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Prime minister promises “Sudan will never be the same again”

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok became the first Sudanese leader to travel to Washington, DC in more than thirty years, seeking to win more international support for his transitional government as it tries to guide Sudan towards democracy. “There is a success story that is emerging” in Sudan, Hamdok told an audience at the Atlantic Council on December 5. In a “region full of crises and riddled with conflicts, Sudan provides hope,” Hamdok declared.

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Democratic Transitions Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Thu, Dec 5, 2019

Rapid reaction call: Steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina

Though the economic consequences of the tariffs will likely be muted in Brazil and Argentina, Trump’s announcement might damage the US’ relationship with, and influence in, the region.

Event Recaps by Frederico Fróes

Brazil Trade

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Atlantic Council press call: Unpacking the NATO Leaders’ Meeting

Operator: Welcome to the Atlantic Council Members and Press Call. Please be aware that each of your lines is in a listen-only mode. We will open the lines for questions following the speakers’ opening remarks. Please remember to press “star” then “one” on your telephone keypad to ask a question.  Questions will be taken in […]

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