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On September 19, the Atlantic Council, together with LexisNexis, launched the Global Rule of Law Business Principles, an international effort to engage businesses in advancing the rule of law. The Principles were introduced by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon alongside the inaugural LexisNexis Rule of Law Awards honoring Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, and Laurel Bellows, immediate past president of the American Bar Association.

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On September 19, 2013 the Atlantic Council hosted a private strategy session with Moldovan Foreign Minister Natalia Gherman. The discussion focused on the new government's reform agenda, including relations with the EU, NATO, and the US. Participants also considered how to support Moldova's reform agenda in the run-up to the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius in November.
September 19, 2013 — NEW YORK, LexisNexis® Legal & Professional—a Reed Elsevier business and a leading global provider of content and technology solutions— and the Atlantic Council—a nonpartisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security—will formally present the initial draft of the Global Rule of Law Business Principles to the United Nations Secretary-General at a special event tonight in NYC. From tonight, the United Nations Global Compact will work to develop a truly global approach for how the business community can support the rule of law, using the work of LexisNexis and the Atlantic Council as an important foundation for this process. LexisNexis and the Atlantic Council will closely collaborate with the United Nations in the ongoing process.

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On September 18, the Atlantic Council and the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) convened top subject-matter experts in a strategy workshop on deterrence and collective defense in Oslo, Norway. Participants discussed new challenges and tools of deterrence, the future role of nuclear weapons in NATO's deterrence posture, regional missile defense architectures in Europe, and conventional force posture for collective defense.

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On September 17 the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative hosted a distinguished panel discussion for the launch of the China-US Cooperation: Key to Global Future report, the culmination of a yearlong US-China Joint Assessment Project. For the project, the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, housed in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, partnered with the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) under the Chinese Foreign Ministry to engage in a joint assessment of long-term global trends and their implications for the China-United States relationship. This work was generously supported by the China-United States Exchange Foundation.

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Prepared remarks by C. H. Tung, chairman, China-US Exchange Foundation; former chief executive and president, Executive Council of Hong Kong, delivered at a launch event for the report China-US Cooperation: Key to the Future on September 17, 2013.

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On September 17, the Eurasia Foundation (EF) and the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center hosted a reception for the Young Professionals Network, a program for young leaders with a deep interest in the Eurasia region. Ambassador Ross Wilson and EF President Horton Beebe-Center made opening remarks.
On September 17, the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center hosted Georgian Presidential Candidate Dr. Nestan Kirtadze and her party representatives. The discussion focused on Dr. Kirtadze's political platform and the initiatives of her "EU-Georgian, Abkhazian and Ossetian International Movement: for peace, democracy and development" (EUGAO) party, as well as political outcomes following the October presidential elections.

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On September 17 the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative hosted a distinguished panel discussion for the launch of the China-US Cooperation: Key to Global Future report, the culmination of a yearlong US-China Joint Assessment Project. For the project, the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, housed in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, partnered with the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) under the Chinese Foreign Ministry to engage in a joint assessment of long-term global trends and their implications for the China-United States relationship. This work was generously supported by the China-United States Exchange Foundation. 

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