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The North Africa Initiative offers cutting-edge commentary and analysis to inform key stakeholders about current developments in North Africa and how they affect the stability of the region.


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By convening top American, European, and North African officials and experts through public events, the North Africa Initiative promotes dialogue to foster greater cooperation on the region.


Feb 23, 2023

Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo on Italy’s role in unifying Europe and ‘selective decoupling’ from China

Profumo joins the Atlantic Council to share his perspective on the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine for Europe, Italy, and the continent’s defense sector, how Leonardo has responded to the ongoing invasion, and its most recent expansion within the space sector.

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The North Africa Initiative conducts cutting-edge research to guide the actions and strategy of key decision-makers in the U.S., Europe, and North Africa.


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Through our Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, the Atlantic Council works with allies and partners in Europe and the wider Middle East to protect US interests, build peace and security, and unlock the human potential of the region.