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Last modified: October 6, 2014, 8:58 PM
The Atlantic Council promotes constructive US and European leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges.
The Atlantic Council embodies a nonpartisan network of influential policy practitioners, business leaders, and opinion-shapers on both sides of the Atlantic and increasingly globally, shaping policy through the papers it writes, the ideas it promotes, and the communities in builds.Since its founding in 1961-1962, the Atlantic Council has been a preeminent, nonpartisan institution devoted to advancing transatlantic cooperation, international security, and global economic prosperity.
Over the past six years, the Council has enjoyed remarkable growth in public impact, policy influence, and income.The council has succeeded on the basis of a strategy which embraces a mission focused on the Council's core of transatlantic partnership and applies it to top US foreign policy priorities: renewing the Atlantic Community for global challenges.
The Council's mission has three components:fostering US-European cooperation, tackling global challenges together, and building communities of influence. At the same time, the Council has placed the concept of relevance at the heart of its programming and research. The Council's model is to recruit intellectual entrepreneurs to lead our work, execute programs aimed at shaping policy, build communities of influence around ideas, aggregate best knowledge, and serve as a home base in Washington for Europeans and global partners.