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  • Qatar’s PM on regional de-escalation, war in Gaza, and US-Qatar relations

    QATAR’S PRIME MINISTER ON REGIONAL DE-ESCALATION, WAR IN GAZA, AND US-QATAR RELATIONS - With the continuing conflict between Israel and Hamas and the looming threat of a broader regional war, the Atlantic Council hosted an #ACFrontPage conversation featuring Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Ja...

  • A discussion with Commissioner Thierry Breton

    ADAPTING OUR DEFENSE CAPACITIES TO A CHANGING WORLD: A DISCUSSION WITH COMMISSIONER THIERRY BRETON - Since Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the European Union and the United States have provided steadfast support for Ukraine, delivering unprecedented and world-leading levels of military, hum...

  • Are Russia and North Korea forming a new arsenal of autocracy?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin opened 2024 with a barrage of airstrikes across Ukraine using a mixture of missiles and Iranian-made Shahed drones. The attack included the unwelcome addition of North Korean-supplied short-range ballistic missiles, a worrying development confirmed by both Washing...

  • What's on the EU agenda for 2024?

    WHAT’S ON THE EU AGENDA FOR 2024? - 2024 will be a year of elections and change on both sides of the Atlantic. At the European level, citizens across the Union will vote for a new European Parliament in June, which will lead to the appointment of a new European Commission for the next five years....

  • Cross-strait seminar: Taiwan relations with Central and Eastern Europe

    Please join the Atlantic Council’s Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI), housed in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, for a virtual seminar on Central and Eastern European relations with Taiwan, just ahead of the 2024 presidential elections in Taiwan.

    An expert panel of speakers ...

  • President Isaac Herzog on the Israel-Hamas War and its impact on policy

    PRESIDENT ISAAC HERZOG ON THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR AND ITS IMPACT ON DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN POLICY - Please join us for an #ACFrontPage conversation with Israeli President Isaac Herzog on the October 7 Hamas attack and subsequent war in Gaza. The president will offer his perspective on military progres...

  • Unlocking Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic and development perspective

    GETTING BACK ON TRACK: UNLOCKING KOSOVO’S EURO-ATLANTIC AND DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE - Please join the Atlantic Council in Turkey and Europe Center for a special virtual event launching a new Atlantic Council report: “Getting Back on Track: Unlocking Kosovo’s Euro-Atlantic and Development Perspect...

  • Egypt’s Foreign Minister on his country’s leadership and the war in Gaza

    EGYPT’S FOREIGN MINISTER ON HIS COUNTRY’S LEADERSHIP, THE WAR IN GAZA AND RELATED CHALLENGES - Please watch this #ACFrontPage conversation with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on the implications of the war in Gaza, Egypt’s leadership role in the region, and other challenges.

    The outbrea...

  • Elections everywhere all at once

    ELECTIONS EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE - Join the DFRLab, Duco, and Anchor Change, on December 6th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the landscape of international elections, how tech platforms are preparing for them, and what to expect over the next year.

    In 2024, 83 national elections will be held i...

  • Venezuela 2024: A democratic opportunity

    VENEZUELA 2024: A DEMOCRATIC OPPORTUNITY - After years of negotiations, the October 17 agreement provides a series of guarantees for presidential elections in 2024. Meanwhile, the democratic opposition has coalesced around primary winner Maria Corina Machado as its candidate for next year’s vote,...

  • Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden Pål Jonson

    A CONVERSATION WITH THE MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN PÅL JONSON - Please join the Atlantic Council Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative and the Europe Center for a conversation with the Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden Pål Jonson.

    Russia’s full-scale i...

  • Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Western Balkans integration and the EU

    ALBANIAN PRIME MINISTER EDI RAMA ON WESTERN BALKANS INTEGRATION AND THE EU - The Atlantic Council hosts a virtual #ACFrontPage conversation with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on economic integration in the Western Balkans and the region’s pathway to the European Union (EU).  

    Albania, seizing...

  • The Republic of Turkey turns 100

    On Sunday, October 29, the Republic of Turkey marked its centenary. 100 years ago, the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk proclaimed the Republic.

    The highly anticipated 100-year milestone provided an opportunity for the country to rise above contemporary political disagreements and...

  • Building a stable Western Balkans: Regional challenges and opportunities

    BUILDING A STABLE WESTERN BALKANS: REGIONAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES - Despite the new momentum surrounding EU enlargement to the Western Balkans, the region has faced renewed threats to its stability.

    Challenges including the rise of nationalism due to unresolved conflicts, economic difficu...

  • 2023 EU-US Defense and Future Forum

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    The Delegation of the European Union to the United States, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, is hosting the EU-US Defense & Future Forum on November 14-15, 2023.

    Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the European Union, its Member States, and the United States have put the stren...

  • So What's the Strategy? with Matthew Kroenig

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    Matthew Kroenig, vice president and senior director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, interviews senior US and allied officials to explore strategies for tackling the most pressing security challenges facing the United States and its allies and partners. The series is inspired by...

  • Debriefing the US-EU Summit

    DEBRIEFING THE US-EU SUMMIT - On Friday, October 20, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen went to the White House for an official US-EU Summit to showcase the strength of the transatlantic relationship.

    Washington and Brussels have both...

  • President Irfaan Ali on Guyana’s emerging role as a global leader

    PRESIDENT IRFAAN ALI ON GUYANA’S EMERGING ROLE AS A GLOBAL LEADER - Guyana is rapidly emerging as a regional and global leader. The country’s growing energy sector, track record of protecting its environment, and role in strengthening food security for the Caribbean have catapulted Guyana into sp...

  • Time for choices in Niger

    TIME FOR CHOICES IN NIGER - Niger and the international community face many choices on the direction of military intervention and governance. One month after the takeover of the Nigerien government by a military coup, many questions linger for the international community. This event seeks to draw...

  • Republican perspectives on US-Africa policy

    A VIEW FROM THE RIGHT: REPUBLICAN PERSPECTIVES ON US- AFRICA POLICY - The Africa Center is pleased to welcome former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce and former US Special Envoy for the Sahel Region J. Peter Pham, hosted by Africa Center Senior Director Rama Yade, for an event on...

  • Where is Europe headed politically?

    A DEBRIEF FROM JOHN HENLEY — To what extent are we witnessing the rise of the far-right in Europe? What is driving European voters to support far-right candidates? As we gear up for the European Parliament elections next year, what do these political shifts mean for the European project as a whol...

  • US-Romania energy and climate cooperation

    US-ROMANIA ENERGY AND CLIMATE COOPERATION — Romania has been a strategic partner of the United States for over 25 years and is a reliable ally in the fight against Russia’s energy warfare. The country’s gas and nuclear energy generation play an important role in regional supply security as Europe...

  • Alicia Bárcena: Mexico's Newly Appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs

    A CONVERSATION WITH ALICIA BÁRCENA: MEXICO'S NEWLY APPOINTED SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - Celebrating over two centuries of robust bilateral ties, the US-Mexico partnership remains a pivotal cornerstone for North American and regional progress. Spearheading these efforts is Mexico’s newly confi...

  • Unlocking the potential for digital twins in the federal enterprise

    UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL FOR DIGITAL TWINS IN THE FEDERAL ENTERPRISE - For decades, the automotive, aviation, and other advanced manufacturing industries have invested in digital modeling technologies to help reduce time to market, lower the cost of physical prototyping, and improve manufacturing ...