"In a region known for leaders who have been in power much too long, the Saudi crown prince is a breath of fresh air. Given the exuberance and high expectations, perhaps three quick cautionary notes are in order."
MPAA, along with the Atlantic Council, hosted a screening of 12 Strong, the incredible story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11..., sent to work with the mujahidin to fight the Taliban. Following the screening, former senior Commander to US and coalition forces in Afghanistan, Lieutenant General David Barno, USA (Ret.), and former Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Dr. Michael Vickers, shared their perspectives on the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, the latest decision to deploy more US and NATO troops there, and prospects for bringing peace to this war-torn country and the broader region.
How does exile impact art? Four artists who left Syria for Germany share their point of view
كيف يؤثر المنفى على الفن؟ فنانون سوريون هربوا من سوريا إلى ألمانيا يعرضون وجهة نظرهم.
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Rex Tillerson is out and Mike Pompeo is in.
Our experts react to the breaking news of the ousting of Tillerson as Secretary of State.
In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay, the Atlantic Council spoke with Floreta Faber, Ambassador of the Republic of Albania, about her country's commitment to women’s rights.
As US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins his second day Addis Ababa, Ethiopia remains without a prime minister and in an acute political crisis. Joins our live conversation with Bronwn Bruton and Kelsey Lilley of the Africa Center fo discuss the US role in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa at this critcal time.
The Atlantic Council’s Damon M. Wilson traveled to Moldova on a mission to erase Europe’s grey zone, rally US support, and discuss how Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine can “work together to advance their cause to be a fundamental part of the free world.” Check out his update here!
Today, on the third anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, Washington D.C. unveils the first #Nemtsov commemoration anywhere in the world.
Watch Nemtsov's friends and colleagues Vladimir Kara-Murza and David Kramer talk about what his memory means for Russia.
“We will fight for our independence, and this is the key thing for the free world to understand: to support #Ukraine is to support freedom.”
Four years on from the Maidan revolution, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk reflects on how far Ukraine has come.
#Ethiopia’s prime minister has just resigned after months of sustained anti-government protests. What does the landmark change mean for East Africa’s largest economy and the staunch US counterterrorism ally? Africa Center Director for Programs and Studies Bronwyn Bruton and Africa Center Associate Director Kelsey Lilley discuss.
For the first installment of our new #AmbassadorSpotlight series, we asked six foreign ambassadors to the US—from Singapore, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Niger, Slovenia, and Kosovo—to tell us which global issue they're most worried about this year.
In the wake of the 6th round of #NAFTA negotiations, and ahead of Trump’s first State of the Union Address (where he’s sure to talk about trade), we take stock of North America’s most important trade agreement. Join Jason Marczak and Katherine Pereira, director and associate director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center of Atlantic Council, as they discuss this important issue.
We asked four key members of the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center team to recap their biggest takeaway from the 2018 #ACEnergyForum in Abu Dhabi—here's what they said.
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Transportation sector innovation has sparked speculation that the world is looking toward a future of declining oil consumption.
Randy Bell of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and RJ Johnston of Eurasia Group took a ride around Abu Dhabi in a Renault Middle East electric car to discuss the future of transportation at #ACEnergyForum.
Read Johnston’s new issue brief on the renewable energy transition in Asia: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/…/asian-energy-transition-mo…
Can energy be a driving force behind increasing female participation in the Gulf? Bina Hussein of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center makes the case for the energy sector’s role in gender representation to RBC’s Helima Croft at #ACEnergyForum in Abu Dhabi.
Read Hussein’s new report: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/…/energy-driving-force-behin…
Read Scholl’s new report on Iraq’s energy future: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/…/shaping-iraq-s-oil-and-gas…