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Last modified: June 12, 2013, 1:30 PM
The Atlantic Council of the United States promotes constructive U.S. engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century. The Council embodies a non-partisan network of leaders who aim to:
- stimulate dialogue and discussion about critical international issues with a view to enriching public debate and promoting appropriate responses in the Administration, the Congress, the corporate and nonprofit sectors, and the media in the United States and among leaders in Europe and Asia;
- conduct educational programs for succeeding generations of leaders so that they will come to value international engagement and have the kunderstanding necessary to develop effective policies when their time comes.
Through its diverse networks, the Council builds broad constituencies to support constructive U.S. leadership and policies. Its program offices publish informational analyses, convene conferences among current and/or future leaders, and contribute to the public debate in order to integrate the views of knowledgeable individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and experiences.
Current projects address: new relationships within Europe and between Europe and North America; the transformation of the newly independent Slavic and Eurasian states; new relationships among the Asian and Pacific nations, as well as their ties to North America and Europe; new opportunities for enhancing global and regional security; global interdependence in the arenas of energy, the environment, trade, economic growth and development; and international education.