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WASHINGTON – A new and unprecedented report prepared by a team of Chinese and American strategic thinkers concludes that the two countries are not adequately addressing critical global challenges of the twenty-first century. China-US Cooperation: Key to the Global Future calls for the creation of a Vision Group of senior American and Chinese nongovernment and former government experts to build on the idea of a new great power relationship proposed by China’s President Xi Jinping.  A China-US Working Group convened by the Atlantic Council in Washington and the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) in Beijing produced the report, with generous support from the China-United States Exchange Foundation.   

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On September 16, 2013 the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted an off-the-record workshop on extended deterrence in Northeast Asia with the leading experts in the field, hosted by Barry Pavel, vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security of the Atlantic Council, and Richard Armitage, president of Armitage International.

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WASHINGTON – The Atlantic Council today named Peter Schechter as the director of its newly launched Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where he will lead the center’s work forging new political, economic, and business ties between Latin America, North America, and Europe. The Center will highlight Latin America as Europe and North America’s strategic and economic partner by engaging on issues which include: trade and investment, natural resources and energy, strengthening civil society, the role of urbanization and cities, and developing human capital and entrepreneurship.

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WASHINGTON - O Atlantic Council nomeou hoje Peter Schechter como o diretor de seu recém-lançado Centro Adrienne Arsht para a América Latina, onde conduzira o trabalho do centro de criar novos laços políticos, econômicos e empresariais entre a América Latina, a América do Norte e a Europa. O Centro enfatizará a América Latina como parceira estratégica e econômica da Europa e da América do Norte, envolvendo-se em questões que incluem: comércio e investimento, recursos naturais e energia, fortalecimento da sociedade civil, o papel da urbanização e das cidades e o desenvolvimento de capital humano e do empreendedorismo.

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WASHINGTON – El Atlantic Council hoy nombró a Peter Schechter como director del flamante Centro Adrienne Arsht para América Latina. El centro liderará un nuevo esfuerzo en la capital norteamericana por forjar lazos políticos, económicos y de negocios entre América Latina, Norteamérica y Europa. El centro hará hincapié en la importancia de América Latina como socio económico y estratégico de Europa y Norteamérica, llamando la atención acerca de los siguientes asuntos, entre otros: comercio e inversiones, recursos naturales y energía, el fortalecimiento de la sociedad civil, el papel de la urbanización y las ciudades y el desarrollo del capital humano y el espíritu emprendedor.

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The Atlantic Council's Africa Center hosted a transition seminar for Reuben E. Brigety II, recently confirmed by the US Senate as representative of the United States of America to the African Union with the personal rank of ambassador.

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The South Asia Center and the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a discussion entitled “US-Iran Reconciliation Under President Rouhani?”

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On September 12, the Atlantic Council hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion with Dr. Thomas Bagger, head of policy planning at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.

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With Yemen’s national dialogue scheduled to conclude September 18 and an upcoming Friends of Yemen meeting set for September 25, the Atlantic Council convened a group of Yemen experts to explore what international donors and partners should consider in the next phase of Yemen’s transition. The roundtable discussion on September 12, 2013, featured a presentation of a new Chatham House report on Yemen’s political economy presented by analyst Peter Salisbury, with commentary from Senior Democracy and Governance Officer Chris Jennings, and independent policy analyst Fatima al Asrar, with a moderated discussion led by Hariri Center Deputy Director Danya Greenfield. Greenfield set the stage by noting three key topics relating to Yemen’s current political economy: what has or has not changed with the current transitional government and dialogue process, how the international community has engaged with the process, and what issues are involved in looking toward Yemen’s post-dialogue phase.

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NEW YORK – The Atlantic Council is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual Global Citizen Awards onSeptember 26 in New York City: President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and world-renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa.

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