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Madam President, on behalf of the Atlantic Council and its entire leadership team and board of directors, I would like to thank you for hosting the Dubrovnik Forum and leading the Three Seas Initiative. I applaud the leadership you have shown in organizing this summit in Dubrovnik for the second straight year. Madam President, you have been a privileged and important partner of the Atlantic Council from your time as Croatia’s Ambassador to Washington, later as NATO Assistant Secretary General, and now as President of Croatia. We are grateful for your leadership. I would also like to thank His Excellency President Andrej Duda. Poland’s leadership in the Three Seas Initiative is essential. The Atlantic Council is eager to work with your administration to make the annual Wroclaw Global Forum an important follow on to this summit.

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Migration and Security: Opportunities and Challenges

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NATO's Future: Narrowing the Aperture

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The Prosperity Pillar: How the Economy and Private Enterprise Underpin Security

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President Andrzej Duda’s as Prepared for the Warsaw Summit Experts’ Forum


Two years ago, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine devastated the international order as we knew it. In an effort once again to force upon the world the notions of “spheres of influence” and “concert of Europe,” the principle of the inviolability of Europe’s frontiers was infringed. Armed aggression was applied anew as a foreign policy instrument. The world was expected to accept the thesis that international law did not apply on the territory of the former Soviet Union, rather that the law of the jungle ruled there.

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The Atlantic Council U.S.-India Trade Initiative Workshop
Remarks by Ambassador Richard R. Verma

(As prepared for delivery)

Good morning everyone.  It is a sincere pleasure to be with you all here today for the inaugural U.S.-India Trade Initiative Workshop.  Thank you, Governor Huntsman, for that warm welcome.  Governor Huntsman began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan, and has served each of the four U.S. presidents since then in critical roles around the world, including as Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Trade Ambassador, and most recently, U.S. Ambassador to China.  And of course on top of being an Ambassador, he served two terms as Governor of the great state of Utah, being elected in 2008 with a record percentage of the vote.  The Governor has been a long standing champion of closer U.S.-India ties and I’m honored to share the dais with him this morning.

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