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Cyber Statecraft Initiative Director Jason Healey is quoted by Bloomberg on the revelation that the NSA used the Heartbleed security exploit for intelligence gathering:

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Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham joins CTV News to discuss how UN peacekeeper forces could affect the dynamic of conflict in the Central African Republic.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Pinning down exactly what Bitcoin is like identifying Superman in old comics.

Legal, financial, and political experts approach the issue from different angles—labeling Bitcoin into categories which established governments and institutions can understand and control. Meanwhile, technologists and innovators view virtual currencies as nothing less than a revolution in how we exchange goods and services. Conversation on Friday, April 11 at the Atlantic Council centered on how to define virtual currencies in legal terms and comprehend how this innovation will transform the way society transacts currency and more in the future.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON – Following the release of the second installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report and renewed calls for a comprehensive international climate agreement, the Atlantic Council's Energy and Environment Program has produced a paper describing the political and legal realities constraining formal participation by the United States and proposing a technology-driven alternative for US leadership built on coal as an essential mainstay in the world's energy mix and supported by the further development and broader deployment of advanced coal technologies, which allow coal to meet environmental goals in balance with energy, economic, and security priorities.

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Three years into an “age of austerity” in Western military spending, expectations are building for a wave of restructuring in the defense industry, similar to what followed the end of the Cold War. Just as before, fundamental change to the context for international security is resetting customers’ expectations, investors’ outlooks, and, in turn, corporate strategies.

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The New York Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on Jordan's covert support of Syrian opposition forces: 

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Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Maria Stephan co-writes for Foreign Policy on how nonviolent resistance may be the key to curbing Russian interferrence in eastern Ukraine: 

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South Asia Center Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes in the New York Times' Room for Debate that the United States should reconsider its decision to deny a visa to Iran's newly appointed ambassador to the UN, Hamid Aboutalebi:

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On April 10, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program hosted an off-the-record conversation with Dr. Beate Merk, Bavaria’s minister for European and International Affairs. Dr. Fran Burwell moderated the discussion between Dr. Merk and an esteemed group of government officials and business leaders, which touched upon key areas of divergence on ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and potential paths to overcoming these sticking points.

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Monitor Global Outlook quotes Energy & Environment Program Acting Director Mihaela Carstei what role the Ukraine crisis will have on coal usage in Europe:

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