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Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Ramzy Mardini is quoted by CNN on parliamentary elections in Iraq:

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Secretary of State in Keynote Remarks: Crisis is 'Wakeup Call' for NATO

The Obama administration restated its support for NATO allies amid the Ukraine crisis today as Secretary of State John Kerry told European government ministers and diplomats that “we are prepared to … go the distance” to help NATO defend its members’ territory against conflict that might spread from Russia’s seizure of Crimea and its attacks on eastern Ukraine.

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Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne is quoted by the Los Angeles Times on Amy Hawthorne responds to Senator Leahy’s latest comments on US aid to Egypt:

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Brent Scowcroft Center Resident Fellow Erik Brattberg joins Saudi News KSA 2 to discuss new US sanctions against Russia:

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Toward a Europe Whole and Free
Conclusion and Introduction of Transatlantic Emerging Leaders

Speakers: 
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO
James Jones, Chairman, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
Peter Westmacott, Ambassador, British Embassy to the United States

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The Role of the United States: A European Power

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke as part of the Atlantic Council’s Toward a Europe Whole and Free conference on the US role in European security. Both senators believe that events in Ukraine are vital to the transatlantic relationship, with Senator Murphy calling it “a test” an opportunity for the United States to show that the bond with Europe is not borne of “temporary, strategy interest.”

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Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne is quoted by Al-Monitor on Senator Leahy’s latest comments on US aid to Egypt:

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Toward a Europe Whole and Free
Origins of a Europe Whole and Free

Brent Scowcroft, Chairman, International Advisory Board, Atlantic Council; Former National Security Advisor  
Horst Teltschik, Former German National Security Advisor
H.E. Frans Timmermans, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Moderator: Jim Hoagland, Contributing Editor, The Washington Post

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Toward a Europe Whole and Free
Defining a Strategy for Europe's East

Opening Comments: H.E. Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia

Moderator: Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council
Speakers: Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Former Prime Minister; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
H.E. Titus Corlăţean, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania
H.E. Linas Linkevičius, Minister Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
Karen Donfried, President, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Jean-Paul Paloméros, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO Allied Command Transformation

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Toward a Europe Whole and Free
Consolidating Europe's South

Welcome and Moderator: Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security,  Atlantic Council
Speakers:
H.E. Ditmir Bushati, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania;
H.E. Igor Lukšić, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro;
H.E. Nikola Poposki, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia;
H.E. Kristian Vigenin, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

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