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Breaking Defense covers General Amos’ speech at the Atlantic Council:

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The Atlantic Council, in partnership with Poland’s Grupa LOTOS and Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP), was delighted to host a private strategy luncheon on European Energy Security.

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After several years in which the Defense Department has struggled with continuing resolutions and budget uncertainty, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the interplay of such budget battles -- particularly over defense -- and geopolitical developments. US Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) spoke on this intersection of America's domestic politics and its international power at an Atlantic Council event co-hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association.

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Politifact.com quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the rumor that President Obama's acceptance of the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit from Saudia Arabia in 2009 violates the US Constitution:

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Defense News covers Senator Mark Warner's address at the Atlantic Council:

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In an era of divergent threats and decreased budgets, the US military is pressed to formulate an overarching strategy that maximizes the limited resources available. The US Marine Corps, the nation’s smallest military branch, will have to confront these challenges with a smaller end-strength level around 175,000 and twenty-one Marine infantry combat battalions. Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, addressed these challenges and discussed potential developments that lie ahead in a Commanders Series event hosted by the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

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The Atlantic Council, Grupa Lotos, and the Embassy of Poland to the United States were delighted to host host General James. L Jones, Chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, former Supreme Allied Commander, and former United States National Security Advisor for a discussion of European Energy Security.  

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"Poverty affects everyone in the household--the young, the old, the women, the men. So it is everybody's responsibility to resolve it," stated Kashf Foundation’s Managing Director Roshaneh Zafar, reflecting on conversations with Grameen Bank Founder Mohamed Younus during the formative stages of Kashf Foundation. “Gender issues are everybody's problem. They are not just the problem of women."

Zafar is the managing director of Kashf Foundation, Pakistan’s leading wealth management company for low income families that  is working to build a poverty free and gender equitable society. Recognizing the potential impact of media in this sphere, Kashf Foundation produced a 15 episode television series and later a feature film, entitled Rehaii or liberation, to spread the message of gender equity in Pakistan. Zafar and Zainab Saeed of gender equity in Pakistan. Zafar and Zainab Saeed, Manager of Internal and External Engagement, Kashf Foundation, spoke at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center for a screening of the film, followed by a panel discussion on the Foundation's progress on creating a new narrative in Pakistan.

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The India- Pakistan Track-II Water Cooperation Dialogue, organized by the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council, was held in Dubai from March 30-31, 2014. The meeting was co-chaired by Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, the former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Govt. of Pakistan, and Ambassador Salman Haidar, Former Foreign Secretary, Govt. of India, standing in for Mr. Yashwant Sinha, former Foreign Minister of India. This project is generously supported by the Ploughshares Fund and the Skoll Global Threats Fund.

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Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Ian Brzezinski is quoted in USA Today on Ukraine's preparedness for an invasion by Russian forces:

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