The Atlantic Council spoke with Ambassador of Belgium Dirk Wouters ahead of the NATO Summit kicking off in Brussels this week to hear his views on the Summit, Belgium’s role in the Alliance, and the new HQ.

Reflecting on the recent EU-Western Balkan Summit, the Atlantic Council spoke with Tihomir Stoytchev, Ambassador of Bulgaria, and Nebojša Kaluđerović, Ambassador of Montenegro, about the path forward.

Quel avenir pour l'opposition en République démocratique du Congo ? Moïse Katumbi, candidat à la présidentielle du parti Ensemble pour le changement, et son compatriote Félix Tshisekedi du parti l'Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social, s'interrogent sur la situation politique en RDC et l'importance de l'appui international afin que les élections du 23 décembre 2018 se déroulent de façon crédible et dans la transparence.

In February 2018, Eskinder Nega (left), a prominent Ethiopian journalist and blogger, and Bekele Gerba (right), the deputy chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress, an Ethiopian opposition party, were released from prison. They were jailed for years under the country’s anti-terrorism laws. During a live conversation at the Atlantic Council, Eskinder and Bekele underscored the imperative of non-violence in Ethiopia’s struggle for political reform and the pursuit of democracy.

Economic empowerment makes ethical, social, economic, and business sense, and has the power to contribute to national as well as global economic growth. On the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings, Latvian Finance Minister H.E. Dana Reizniece-Ozola joined the Atlantic Council's Marie Kasperek to discuss what must be done on a national, European, and global level to increase financial success for individuals.
For this month’s Ambassador Spotlight, the Ambassador Leadership Council and the Global Energy Center discussed climate and Arctic issues with H.E. Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the United States, in celebration of Earth Day.