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Learn more about the Atlantic Council’s insights & impact through these stories of how our regional and thematic programs are making a difference not only in shaping how we view global issues but also in shaping their outcome.

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Blockchain Report Launched At Private Roundtable Alongside UN General Assembly

On September 23, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting and Climate Week activities in New York City, the Global Energy Center hosted a private roundtable launching its latest report, Assessing Blockchain’s Future in Transactive Energy, authored by David Livingston, deputy director, climate and advanced energy at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

MLP at the 2019 Global Citizen Awards

On Monday, September 23, fourteen Millennium Fellows from the 2018 and 2019 classes joined the Atlantic Council for the tenth anniversary of the Global Citizen Awards. Millennium Fellows had the pleasure of joining tables with DFR Lab, the Middle East Programs, the Global Energy Center, and Goldman Sachs, among others. In attendance from the 2018 […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Private Discussion with H. E. Nikola Dimitrov, Foreign Minister, Republic of North Macedonia

On Monday, September 23, eight Millennium Fellows from the 2017 and 2019 classes joined Ms. Ebru Özdemir, FEI Director Mr. Ben Haddad and Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Mr. Damon Wilson for an informative moderated discussion with Minister Nikola Dimitrov. The Minister discussed the challenges faced during the name change and provided our Fellows invaluable […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Latest commentary and analysis

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The emerging EU regulatory landscape for digital platform liability

As concern skyrockets over political disinformation, hate speech, and terrorist incitement on the Internet, legislators across Europe are scrambling for regulatory answers.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The real cost of Russian gas

As a result of the Nord Stream 2 project, Europeans will get more climate-friendly gas and Russians will choke on coal dust.

UkraineAlert by Evgeniia Chirikova

Geopolitics & Energy Security Oil and Gas

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Is Europe giving up on Ukraine?

Some European leaders seem to want a new approach with Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky

Political Reform

Latest in-depth research and reports

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

More in the Med: Come La NATO Può Rifocalizzare Il Suo Impegno Sul Fronte Meridionale E L’italia Guidare Il Processo

Though NATO has made considerable progress in deterring an aggressive Russia to the east, it falls short in its “southern strategy.” Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza suggest three major courses of action to develop NATO’s strategy towards its southern flank.

Report by Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Oct 22, 2019

More in the Med: How NATO Can Refocus its Efforts in the South and Italy Can Lead the Charge

Though NATO has made considerable progress in deterring an aggressive Russia to the east, it falls short in its “southern strategy.” Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza suggest three major courses of action to develop NATO’s strategy towards its southern flank.

Report by Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Lauren Speranza

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

New risks to global financial stability

In “New Risks to Global Financial Stability” author Hung Tran, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Business & Economics program, assesses the global financial system weaknesses and outlines steps to promote financial stability.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Hung Tran

Economy & Business Financial Regulation