Atlantic Council Events

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A selection of Atlantic Council events.

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Press Call: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s US Visit
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in the United States this week, following recent visits to Egypt and the United Kingdom. One year after his first meeting with President Trump, Mohammed bin Salman continues to advance dramatic social and economic change in the Kingdom. Under the Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia has loosened some restrictions … Continue reading Press Call: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s US Visit
Mar 27, 2018
Taking Stock of the Transatlantic Relationship: Female Leaders Reflect on 2017
On January 31st, the Atlantic Council hosted a conversation with female thought leaders about the current state of the transatlantic relationship. In today’s turbulent political and security environment, the transatlantic alliance is at a critical crossroads. Pressing foreign policy and security challenges – from terrorism and Russian aggression to rising nationalism and waning confidence in … Continue reading Taking Stock of the Transatlantic Relationship: Female Leaders Reflect on 2017
Mar 08, 2018
Cybersecurity and Elections, a conversation with Jane Holl Lute
What are the short and long-term issues and potential fixes to election cybersecurity issues? Can paper ballots help restore faith in electronic voting? And how important is federal and state cooperation in cybersecurity policy formation? In this episode, Jane Holl Lute, Atlantic Council board director and president and CEO of SICPA North America, and Anni … Continue reading Cybersecurity and Elections, a conversation with Jane Holl Lute
Jan 17, 2018
2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum
What does the Trump administration’s strategy toward the Asia-Pacific mean for US-ROK relations? The December 12 forum, “Reimagining the US-Republic of Korea Partnership in the Trans-Pacific Century,” explored priorities for the US-ROK security alliance and economic partnership. This podcast features the keynote address “Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond” delivered by Secretary … Continue reading 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum
Dec 22, 2017
Transatlantic Forum on Strategic Communications and Digital Disinformation
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The Transatlantic Forum on Strategic Communications and Digital Disinformation (StratCom) addressed the threat from hostile governments and radical groups who try to disrupt Western democracies through targeted digital disinformation campaigns. StratCom brought together key stakeholders, researchers, government officials, and members of civil society from the transatlantic community. It featured panels on: Social Media and Radicalization: … Continue reading Transatlantic Forum on Strategic Communications and Digital Disinformation
Nov 02, 2017
Conference Call – Sanctioning Venezuela: Options and Impact
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On Wednesday August 9, 2017 the Atlantic Council held a conference call where the options and impacts of US sanctions to Venezuela were discussed. Speakers included: Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American Energy Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and David Mortlock, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. … Continue reading Conference Call – Sanctioning Venezuela: Options and Impact
Aug 14, 2017
2017 Distinguished Leadership Awards – Part 2
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On Monday, June 5, 2017 the Atlantic Council held its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards. Each year the Atlantic Council honors several distinguished leaders for their versatile contributions to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship. The event convenes an elite audience of some eight hundred guests from more than fifty countries, including the highest level of government, … Continue reading 2017 Distinguished Leadership Awards – Part 2
Jun 26, 2017
2017 Distinguished Leadership Awards – Part 1
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On Monday, June 5, 2017 the Atlantic Council held its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards. Each year the Atlantic Council honors several distinguished leaders for their versatile contributions to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship. The event convenes an elite audience of some eight hundred guests from more than fifty countries, including the highest level of government, … Continue reading 2017 Distinguished Leadership Awards – Part 1
Jun 20, 2017
Women’s Leadership in Latin America
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Latin America, with its history of female heads of state, seems to be a rising global leader in terms of notable women in top-level leadership roles. What is the region’s secret sauce? Does this phenomenon translate to the empowerment of women throughout Latin American societies? And are women rising to the top across sectors? On … Continue reading Women’s Leadership in Latin America
Jun 05, 2017
Launch of the Tallinn Manual 2.0
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The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presented the second edition of the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations on Wednesday, February 8 at the Atlantic Council.
Feb 23, 2017
Ambassador Samantha Power on Russia
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Samantha Power gave her final speech as US Ambassador to the United Nations at the Atlantic Council on January 17, outlining the threat that Russia poses to the rules-based international order and what must be done to address that threat.
Jan 31, 2017
Madeleine Albright and Stephen Hadley: A New Approach for the Middle East
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On November 30, 2016, The Atlantic Council released the Middle East Strategy Task Force: Final Report of the Co-Chairs by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley. The Atlantic Council convened the Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST) in February 2015 to examine the underlying issues of … Continue reading Madeleine Albright and Stephen Hadley: A New Approach for the Middle East
Dec 02, 2016
The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses: Russian Influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom
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On November 16, 2016, Dr. Marlene Laruelle, Mr. Neil Barnett, and Dr. Alina Polyakova, who were joined by Dr. Andreas Umland, Dr. Mitchell Orenstein, Dr. Péter Krekó, and Mr. Josh Rogin, launched their report The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses: Russian Influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, a new report from the Atlantic Council’s Dinu … Continue reading The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses: Russian Influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom
Nov 21, 2016
Islamophobia: Overcoming Myths and Engaging in a Better Conversation
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Islamophobia is on the rise in non-Muslim-majority countries. Following the recent spate of global terrorist attacks, Muslims are increasingly portrayed negatively by the media. Furthermore, some US politicians and their European counterparts have proposed an array of policies – from policing Muslim communities to controlling the flow of refugees and migrants from the Middle East. … Continue reading Islamophobia: Overcoming Myths and Engaging in a Better Conversation
Nov 07, 2016
Global Risks 2035: Search for a New Normal
In the four years since the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2030 was published, the biggest change in the world is the increased risk of major conflict. In 2012, a large-scale US/NATO conflict with Russia or China was close to unthinkable. Now, the post-Cold War security order has broken down, and the consequences are immense, … Continue reading Global Risks 2035: Search for a New Normal
Oct 28, 2016
The Future of the Army: Today, Tomorrow, and the Day after Tomorrow
In light of a shrinking force structure and limited resources despite increasing global commitments, our panelists David Barno and Nora Bensahel, senior fellows at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security; Brad Carson, former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at US Department of Defense provide a range of recommendations in three … Continue reading The Future of the Army: Today, Tomorrow, and the Day after Tomorrow
Oct 21, 2016
Iran Sanctions Update: Political and Investment Environment
On September 9, 2016, our panelists Chris Bakemeyer, deputy assistant secretary for Iran at the US Department of State; David Mortlock, nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center; and Barbara Slavin, acting director of the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative discussed the outlook for investment in Iran, the ongoing status of … Continue reading Iran Sanctions Update: Political and Investment Environment
Sep 23, 2016
Leading the Attack: Analyzing the Anti-ISIS Coalition’s Progress
On the heels of recent tragic and perhaps paradigm-shifting events such as the Nice attack and Turkish coup attempt, Atlantic Council’s Senior Fellow Michael Weiss and Jasmine El-Gamal analyzed the Anti-ISIS Coalition’s progress in a special members and press call. The call was convened on July 19, moderated by Bilal Saab, director of the Atlantic … Continue reading Leading the Attack: Analyzing the Anti-ISIS Coalition’s Progress
Aug 08, 2016
Ambassador of France to the United States Gérard Araud on French Leadership in a Post-Brexit Europe
Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, joins the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative for a discussion on French leadership in a Post-Brexit Europe. Following the Ambassador’s remarks, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Jeremie Gallon engages Ambassador Frederic Hof, Director of the Council’s Rafik Hariri Center on the Middle East; Ms. Laure Mandeville, Atlantic … Continue reading Ambassador of France to the United States Gérard Araud on French Leadership in a Post-Brexit Europe
Jul 29, 2016
Analysis on Attempted Coup in Turkey
As news continued to flow in in regarding the attempted coup in Turkey on July 15, analysts Sir Peter Westmacott, Aaron Stein, and Matthew Bryza joined in on a Members Conference Call to provide analysis for the future of Turkish politics, and the implications for the fight against ISIS. The conference call took place on … Continue reading Analysis on Attempted Coup in Turkey
Jul 22, 2016
Talking TTIP with European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, is one of the most important trade agreements in history. In the following program, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom discusses the future of TTIP and transatlantic trade relations. The event took place on June 29, 2016.
Jul 18, 2016
NATO After Brexit: Restoring the Power and Purpose of the Alliance
On June 27, 2016, in light of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, the Atlantic Council discussed what the US, UK, and crucial European Allies must do to bolster NATO’s strength and solidarity, especially in a post-Brexit Europe. We also launched a report on “Restoring the Power and Purpose of the NATO Alliance”, … Continue reading NATO After Brexit: Restoring the Power and Purpose of the Alliance
Jul 01, 2016
Gen. Philip M. Breedlove on Securing NATO’s New Frontiers
General Philip M. Breedlove, former Commander of US European Command and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO, spoke at the Atlantic Council’s public conference: The Future of NATO Enlargement and New Frontiers in European Security. Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of Atlantic Council, moderated the discussion. The conference was held on June 8, 2016.
Jun 20, 2016
The Changing Face of Kremlin Propaganda: Recent Developments and Strategies for 2016
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What’s the nature of modern Russian propaganda? Our panel of four journalists from Russia and Ukraine discuss the changing face of Kremlin propaganda. The panelists were Masha Gessen, journalist and author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin; Vasily Gatov, visiting fellow at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; Daria Dieguts, foreign … Continue reading The Changing Face of Kremlin Propaganda: Recent Developments and Strategies for 2016
Jun 07, 2016
2016 Global Strategy Forum: Ending Keynote – Art, Narrative, and the Third Offset
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Robert Work, Deputy Secretary at the US Department of Defense, discussed art, narrative, and the third offset in the ending keynote of 2016 Global Strategy Forum on May 2, 2016. The discussion was moderated by August Cole, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Art of the future Project, and introduced by Frederick Kempe, President and CEO … Continue reading 2016 Global Strategy Forum: Ending Keynote – Art, Narrative, and the Third Offset
May 27, 2016
2016 Global Strategy Forum – Debate with Kori Schake and David Rothkopf
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On May 2nd 2016, the Atlantic Council hosted its second annual Global Strategy Forum. In this episode, you will hear our debate on America’s role in the world between David Rothkopf, CEO and editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy Magazine, and Kori Schake, research fellow at the Hoover Institution. The panel debated the resolution: We must “Make … Continue reading 2016 Global Strategy Forum – Debate with Kori Schake and David Rothkopf
May 20, 2016
2016 Global Strategy Forum – How a changing world affects America
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On May 2, 2016, the Atlantic Council hosted its second annual Global Strategy Forum. This year’s theme was “America’s Role in the World,” and featured TED-style talks, a formal, moderated debate on America’s Role in a Changing World, as well a final keynote address by Deputy Secretary Robert Work on how fiction and art can … Continue reading 2016 Global Strategy Forum – How a changing world affects America
May 06, 2016
Beyond Riyadh: Breaking Down the US-GCC Summit
President Obama met with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at a summit meeting in Riyadh on April 21 amid recent tense exchanges in the press over the United States’ relationship with the Gulf states. The meeting agenda was wide-ranging in scope and subject matter, and included the state of progress on the deliverable items from last year’s summit … Continue reading Beyond Riyadh: Breaking Down the US-GCC Summit
Apr 22, 2016
An Address by Susan E. Rice on Administration’s Approach to Western Hemisphere
On March 17, just days before the President’s trip to Cuba and Argentina, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice discussed President Obama’s vision for the Western Hemisphere and how, during his visit to Latin America, he aimed to solidify and advance this strategic partnership.
Apr 15, 2016
Alliance at Risk: Strengthening European Defense
This podcast covers our launch event for the report: Alliance at Risk: Strengthening European Defense in an Age of Turbulence and Competition. The event took place at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters on February 26. It featured a discussion of the report with a panel of leading experts, moderated by Barry Pavel, Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, … Continue reading Alliance at Risk: Strengthening European Defense
Apr 08, 2016
The Impact of Falling Oil Prices on Middle East Security
Crude oil prices have hit a twelve-year low owing to a combination of resurgent Iraqi exports, the United States’ shale revolution, and Saudi Arabia’s refusal to cut production in an effort to protect its market share. Additionally, post-sanctions Iran’s re-entrance into the global marketplace has contributed to this global glut, which will only pose further … Continue reading The Impact of Falling Oil Prices on Middle East Security
Mar 18, 2016
ADM Michael S. Rogers, Commander of US Cyber Command and Director of the NSA
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, the Commander of US Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency, talks about his strategic priorities for 2016. The event took place on January 21, 2016, at the Atlantic Council headquarters.
Feb 23, 2016
Reflections of Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
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The Atlantic Council recently held a special event, “Reflections of a Former Secretary of Defense,” a conversation with the 24th Secretary of Defense and former US Senator from Nebraska, Chuck Hagel. Listen as he discusses his unparalleled experience across branches of government, in academia, and in the private sector. He spoke to a packed audience at the … Continue reading Reflections of Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
Jan 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton on Politics, Government, and Women In Latin America
At a time when women’s participation in government is increasing throughout Latin America, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and fellow influencers in the region for the launch of the Women’s Leadership in Latin America Initiative. Led by Ambassador-in-Residence Capricia Penavic Marshall, the event featured … Continue reading Hillary Clinton on Politics, Government, and Women In Latin America
Dec 10, 2015
How to Defeat Corruption in Ukraine
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A top Citibank executive and one of Ukraine’s most popular rock stars were among five luminaries who offered their suggestions on November 9 for cleaning up the endemic corruption that has long strangled the Ukrainian economy and kept foreign investors away. Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, moderated the discussion titled “Securing Ukraine’s Future: … Continue reading How to Defeat Corruption in Ukraine
Dec 03, 2015
US Trade Representative Michael Froman on The Road Ahead for TPP
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The Atlantic Council hosts its first TPP-focused public event in Washington, DC since the successful conclusion of negotiations. US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of State Daniel R. Russel discuss what the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for US economic and strategic leadership and the … Continue reading US Trade Representative Michael Froman on The Road Ahead for TPP
Nov 13, 2015
Using Big Data and Other Technologies to Fight Human Trafficking
Stella Dawson of Thomson Reuters moderates a discussion on using big data to target human trafficking in a strategically significant way, and what the government can do to prevent malevolent actors from using new technologies for nefarious purposes. Other speakers include Ernie Allen, Former President and CEO of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and … Continue reading Using Big Data and Other Technologies to Fight Human Trafficking
Oct 30, 2015
What should be our anti-ISIS strategy?
The Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security recently held a high-level war game to explore future courses of action that the US-led coalition could pursue against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, including staying the course, implementing a diplomatic surge, and carrying out a heavy military intervention. Participants explored these options with the aim … Continue reading What should be our anti-ISIS strategy?
Oct 22, 2015
Chuck Hagel and Ine Eriksen Soreide on a Strategy for NATO
The Hon. Chuck Hagel, Distinguished Statesman at the Atlantic Council, and H.E. Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Norway, discuss the major challenges facing NATO and the political and military way forward as the Alliance approaches its crucially important Warsaw Summit in 2016. The event took place on September 24, 2015, and was moderated by … Continue reading Chuck Hagel and Ine Eriksen Soreide on a Strategy for NATO
Oct 08, 2015
An Invasion by Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine
With renewed fighting in Ukraine’s east, few now deny that Moscow is financially and militarily backing the separatist war in east Ukraine and has in fact invaded its neighbor on several occasions in the past year. The new report by The Interpreter, “An Invasion by Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine”,​ aims … Continue reading An Invasion by Any Other Name: The Kremlin’s Dirty War in Ukraine
Sep 25, 2015
MP Penny Mordaunt on US-UK Future Military Defense
Penny Mordaunt is the first woman to assume the post of Minister of State for the Armed Forces at the UK Ministry of Defense. At the Atlantic Council on September 3, 2015, she provided her perspective on the priorities of the UK military for the short and long term, and commented on the UK’s strategic aims … Continue reading MP Penny Mordaunt on US-UK Future Military Defense
Sep 11, 2015
Cyber Risk Wednesday: OPM Hack
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Can the United States really shame another country for espionage excess? The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security featured a discussion on how the United States should react to Chinese cyberattacks on sensitive government systems, such as the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Siobhan Gorman, a Director in the Washington office of the advisory … Continue reading Cyber Risk Wednesday: OPM Hack
Aug 28, 2015
US Senators on American Energy Abundance
On Thursday, July 30, 2015 the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center launched its task force report, “Empowering America: How Energy Abundance Can Strengthen US Global Leadership.” Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Warner discussed the report’s recommendations and answered questions from audience members. David L. Goldwyn, Chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Energy Advisory Group, moderated the discussion, and … Continue reading US Senators on American Energy Abundance
Aug 25, 2015
What’s religion got to do with it?
On June 9, 2015, the Atlantic Council hosted What’s Religion Got to Do with It?, a Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST) event featuring Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley, together with a panel of experts on Islam, politics, and Islamist extremist groups’ use of social media as a recruitment tool. The participants … Continue reading What’s religion got to do with it?
Jul 31, 2015
MEST Launch: A Conversation on Arab Public Opinion
The Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST) is a bipartisan effort that seeks to examine, through dialogue with partners in the Middle East and the international community, how the United States and other key actors can better collaborate to rebuild a regional order based on well-governed, legitimate states. MEST Co-Chairs Madeline Albright and Stephen Hadley … Continue reading MEST Launch: A Conversation on Arab Public Opinion
Jul 28, 2015
What’s next after the Iran deal?
After twenty months of negotiations, a deal has been reached over Iran’s nuclear program. While the details of the deal have finally been made public, many questions remain. Atlantic Council Senior Fellows Matthew Kroenig and Barbara Slavin have a discussion on what comes next after the agreement, moderated by Director of the Rafik Hariri Center … Continue reading What’s next after the Iran deal?
Jul 17, 2015
The New Containment: Changing America’s Approach to Middle East Security
In the following program, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Bilal Saab launches his report, “The New Containment: Changing America’s Approach to Middle East Security.” Following his presentation, CNN Correspondent Barbara Starr moderates a discussion with Bilal Saab, Dr. Barry Posen, Director of Security Studies at MIT, and Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations about … Continue reading The New Containment: Changing America’s Approach to Middle East Security
Jul 13, 2015
America’s Role in the World: Senator Lindsey Graham
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What role would the United States’ play in the international community if Senator Lindsey Graham was president? Senator Graham speaks about his foreign policy strategy with CNN’s Jake Tapper as part of the Brent Scowcroft Center’s “America’s Role in the World” series.
Jul 10, 2015
General James Cartwright on Missile Defense
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What new threats does the United States face with missile defense? General James Cartwright, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director of the Brent Scowcroft Center at the Atlantic Council, address this question and discuss the role of regional cooperation and potential future technologies in missile … Continue reading General James Cartwright on Missile Defense
Jul 02, 2015
What Does the Rest of the World Think of the US?
On June 24, the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted a panel discussion on the Pew Research Center’s “2015 US Image and Global Balance of Power” survey. Dr. Richard Wike, Director of Global Attitudes Research for the Pew Research Center, presented the major findings from the survey. Barry Pavel moderated the discussion with James B. Cunningham, … Continue reading What Does the Rest of the World Think of the US?
Jun 26, 2015
Conflict in Space
Will the struggles over power and resources on Earth extend off-world? If so, how might they play out? The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security’s Art of Future Warfare project travels into the final decade of the 21st Century to consider conflict in space. Panelists include best-selling science fiction writer David Brin; Jason Batt, editorial director … Continue reading Conflict in Space
May 19, 2015
President Masoud Barzani
What is the future of Iraqi Kurdistan and the region viewed from Erbil? What are the challenges and priorities of Iraqi Kurdistan in the war against ISIS? What are the key issues in US-KRG relations? On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the Atlantic Council and the United States Institute of Peace welcomed H.E. Masoud Barzani, President of … Continue reading President Masoud Barzani
May 15, 2015
Is there a fatal flaw at the heart of China’s reform process?
Jamie Metzl, Nonresident Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council, speaks about the flaws in the Chinese reform process at the China-US Business Alliance in New York.
May 06, 2015
Sec. John Kerry on TPP and TTIP
Among the issues that are shaping the international agenda of the twenty-first century, the role of trade in securing the future of US leadership in the world is more important than ever. US Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivers a strong pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership … Continue reading Sec. John Kerry on TPP and TTIP
Apr 28, 2015
Chinese Vice Minister of Finance, Zhu Guangyao
New regional initiatives support by China, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the New Development Bank (“BRICS Bank”) and the Silk Road initiative are showing strong momentum. At the same time, China is facing many economic challenges. Chinese Vice Minister of Finance Zhu Guangyao provides his perspective on China’s role in shaping the global economic … Continue reading Chinese Vice Minister of Finance, Zhu Guangyao
Apr 20, 2015
Christine Lagarde on the Global Economy
Despite the recent boost from cheaper oil and sustained US growth, global economic recovery is still impeded by high public debt, high unemployment, and insufficient public investment. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will discuss the state of the global economy and policy actions needed to ensure sustained economic recovery and growth.
Apr 13, 2015
ISIS and al-Qaeda
How should we assess the global terrorist threats posed by ISIS and al-Qaeda? Should al-Qaeda continue to be a counterterrorism priority for the United States? Are al-Qaeda and ISIS equally dangerous, but in different ways? Listen to this week’s episode for a discussion of the potential differences between ISIS and al-Qaeda and how the US … Continue reading ISIS and al-Qaeda
Apr 10, 2015
From Ukraine’s Front Lines
Despite the ceasefire agreement, Russia continues to supply weapons, equipment and troops to support separatists in Ukraine’s east. As Ukraine prepares for another assault from Russian-backed separatists, what steps should the United States and NATO take to help Ukraine withstand Russian aggression? General Clark, former NATO Allied Commander, joins us at the Atlantic Council for an exclusive … Continue reading From Ukraine’s Front Lines
Apr 03, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
The Atlantic Council and the U.S. Institute of Peace welcomed the President of Afghanistan, His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on the occasion of his first official visit to Washington, DC since being sworn in as President. The public address, with questions and answers from the audience and via Twitter, took place on March 25, 2015, at … Continue reading Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
Mar 27, 2015
How the Next Great War Begins
Just over 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, where and when might a 21st Century’s ‘Great Power’ war begin? Who will fight, and why? What will be the decisive technologies of a great power war? What will be the role of narrative both before and during such a conflict? In this episode, … Continue reading How the Next Great War Begins
Mar 20, 2015
Sec. John Kerry on Climate Change
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As the annual COP21 international climate negotiations draw near, and as the world experiences symptoms of climate change including increased precipitation, sea level rise, and heat waves, the next few months are crucial. In this episode, Secretary Kerry speaks about the US government’s climate efforts, place climate negotiations in a global context, and outline why climate … Continue reading Sec. John Kerry on Climate Change
Mar 16, 2015