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The upcoming year will prove to be pivotal for NATO, as the 2014 Summit to be held September 4-5 in Newport, Wales has the potential to usher in a new chapter in the Alliance and as NATO members draw down from the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. Against this backdrop, Ambassador Kasper Høeg-Jensen, director of the Private Office of the NATO Secretary General, joined the Atlantic Council for an off-the-record strategy session focused on the future of NATO.

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Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham speaks with Marketplace on the federal appeals court hearing arguments against a rule requiring companies to start reporting conflict minerals in their products:

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The Baltic nation of Estonia is not only one of NATO's most active members, it lives on the often tense front line of the Atlantic alliance's complex relationship with Russia. Estonia's key role as a US ally, and its critical place in European security affairs are why the Atlantic Council invited Defense Minister Urmas Reinsalu to hold an, off-the-record discussion on the challenges facing NATO and the Baltic region, notably as Russia increases pressures on Ukraine and other neighbors.

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Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham discusses escalating violence in the Central African Republic with CTV.
Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham appeared on BBC World News America to discuss the events leading up to the South Sudan conflict and prospects for peace talks.

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Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on how the Assad regime has positioned itself to outlast rebel factions as peace talks in Geneva near:

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South Asia Center Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin joins Voice of America's Issues in the News to discuss the week's top stories, including bombings in Russia ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics and John Kerry's efforts to advance talks between Israel and Palestine:

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Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof is quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial on Syria's rising death toll:

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Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Karim Mezran is quoted by Voice of America on instability in Libya:

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At the invitation of Istanbul Sehir University and the Republic of Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ricardo René Larémont, senior fellow in the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, gave a keynote lecture entitled "After the 2011 Arab Spring Revolts: Geopolitical and Foreign Policy Consequences with the Middle East and North Africa" at the university on January 3, 2014.

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