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On August 1, 2013, the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security held a conference call in reaction to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s announcement of the results of the Strategic Choices and Management Review (SCMR).

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On July 31, the Atlantic Council hosted the latest event in its Defense-Industrial Policy Series, a discussion with the two officials in the Obama Administration most directly responsible for export control of the products and technologies of the aerospace and defense industry.

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The South Asia Center and the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security hosted a panel of experts to discuss the winding down of the war in Afghanistan, and what role, if any, should the United States play in shaping the future of Afghanistan.

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On July 30, the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and South Asia Center will host an event on the strategic imperatives facing the United States and its allies after the 2014 drawdown in Afghanistan.

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On July 29 the South Asia Center’s Iran Task Force and the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security's Cyber Statecraft Initiative will launch an issue brief entitled, "Iran: How a Third Tier Cyber Power Can Still Threaten the United States" by Barbara Slavin and Jason Healey, and host a public briefing on past and possible future cyber skirmishes between the countries.

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The Atlantic Council is proud to announce the opening of its brand new headquarters.
Assessing the impact of regional dynamics on Yemen's political transition, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and German diplomat and Yemen expert Philip Holzapfel discussed the relevance of Yemen's transition for the broader Middle East and North Africa region in a moment of uncertainty and instability in the Arab awakening countries. In closed discussion hosted by the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and the United States Institute of Peace, more than sixty regional experts, government officials, and civil society representatives explored the impact of regional dynamics on Yemen's transition and whether Yemen presents a viable model for other countries undergoing transition in the region.

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On July 18, the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative and The George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute for the North American launched Jason Healey's book, A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986-2012

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