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Formation1961
Typethink-tank
InterestsNATO
Founder ofDFR Lab, DisinfoPortal
Sponsor ofA New Initiative for Poland: A Future Leader in Securing the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Sponsored byBertelsmann Foundation, National Endowment for Democracy, Norway/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Smith Richardson Foundation
SubpageAtlantic Council/Board
Atlantic Council/Chairman
Atlantic Council/Corporate Members
Atlantic Council/Distinguished Leadership Awards
Membership• Will Loomis
• Baijayant Jay Panda
• Javid Ahmad
• Paolo Alli
• Mona Alami
• Dmitri Alperovitch
• Fatemeh Aman
• Adnan Amin
• Judy Ansley
• Carmiel Arbit
• Diego Area
• Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir
• Defne Arslan
• Anton Barbashin
• Alex Pieter Baker
• Anders Åslund
• Sara Bazoobandi
• Lee Beck
• Olivier-Rémy Bel
• Dimitar Bechev
• Randolph Bell
• Jorge Benitez
• Daniel Bennett
• Yelena Biberman
• Sophia Besch
• Ketki Bhagwati
• Hans Binnendijk
• Reed Blakemore
• Nicholas Blanford
• John Blocher
• Matt Bowen
• Roberta Braga
• Matt Brand
• Kate Brannen
• Henrik Breitenbauch
• Graham Brookie
• Max Brooks
• Michelle Brooks
• Neil Robert Brown
• David Livingston
• Chris Brummer
• Mark Brunner
• Joe Bryan
• Matthew Bryza
• Ian Brzezinski
• Emily Burchfield
• Frances Burwell
• Mathew J. Burrows
• Bronwyn Bruton
• Kelsey Callahan
• Al Cardenas
• Mauricio Cárdenas
• Michael Carpenter
• Kadiatou Cesaire
• Shamila N. Chaudhary
• Laura Chinchilla
• Julie Chon
• Trevor Cloen
• August Cole
• Ariel Cohen
• Luís Pérez Companc
• Bud Coote
• Phillip Cornell
• Everett Keith Couch
• James B. Cunningham
• Alexis Crow
• Holly Dagres
• Ann-Sofie Dahl
• Borzou Daragahi
• Antonio de Lecea
• Peter Dean
• Todd DeLorenzo
• Peter Dickinson
• Guy de Selliers
• Robert Dohner
• Greg Douquet
• Pınar Dost
• Michel Duclos
• Nicholas Dungan
• Jon Dunne
• Naz Durakoğlu
• Charles K. Ebinger
• Gretchen Ehle
• Anthony Elghossain
• Jasmine El-Gamal
• Charles Ellinas
• Erika Ender
• Peter Engelke
• Maksym Eristavi
• Pierre Englebert
• Timothy Fairbank
• Salam Fayyad
• Edmond Fernandes
• Edward Fishman
• Jörn Fleck
• Henrik Fogh Rasmussen
• Kirsten Fontenrose
• John Forrer
• Denise Forsthuber
• Diane Francis
• Erich Frandrup
• Daniel Fried
• Jonathan Fulton
• Aleksandra Gadzala
• Laura Galante
• Jérémie Gallon
• Vicente Garcia
• Paul R. S. Gebhard
• Jeffrey Gedmin
• Kenneth Geers
• Tom Glocer
• Daniel Marteleto Godinho
• Nicole Goldin
• David L. Goldwyn
• Jeff Goodell
• Jennifer T. Gordon
• Stephen Grand
• Debra Greenspan
• Michael Greenwald
• Agnia Grigas
• Steven Grundman
• Ildefonso Guajardo
• Gokhan Gundogdu
• Carlos Gutierrez
• Benjamin Haddad
• Vivien Haig
• Simon Handler
• Christopher Harper
• Craig Hart
• Melinda Haring
• James Hasik
• Stefanie Hausheer Ali
• Jason Healey
• Trey Herr
• John E. Herbst
• H. A. Hellyer
• Reema Hibrawi
• David Hobbs
• Frederic C. Hof
• Karl V. Hopkins
• Aubrey Hruby
• Cameron Hudson
• Haykel Ben Mahfoudh
• Christopher Hunter
• Bina Hussein
• Robert F. Ichord Jr.
• Makoto Iyori
• Ash Jain
• Amber Jamil
• Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer
• Natalie Jaresko
• Benjamin Jensen
• Gray Johnson
• Robert (“RJ”) Johnston
• Klara Jordan
• Abbas Kadhim
• Brian Kamoie
• Marie Kasperek
• Adrian Karatnycky
• Mark N. Katz
• Ayushman Kaul
• Melanie A. Kenderdine
• Marta Kepe
• Olga Khakova
• Mohsin Khan
• Suzanne Kianpour
• Suzanne Kianpour
• Alexander Klimburg
• Franklin D. Kramer
• Carrie Kolasky
• Matthew Kroenig
• David Koranyi
• Iveta Kruma
• Erwan Lagadec
• Graham Lampa
• Nabeel Khoury
• Richard LeBaron
• Carrie Lee
• Christopher Leins
• Jeffrey Lightfoot
• Greg Lindsay
• Laura Linderman
• Mark Linscott
• Shalom Lipner
• Jan M. Lodal
• Catherine Lotrionte
• David Mack
• Shelby Magid
• Laure Mandeville
• Rosemary Mann
• Robert A. Manning
• Timothy Manning
• Jason Marczak
• Irina Markina
• Andrew R. Marshall
• Capricia Penavic Marshall
• Damir Marusic
• Gerardo Mato
• Barbara C. Matthews
• Terry McAuliffe
• Sean McFate
• Kathleen J. McInnis
• Kathy Baughman McLeod
• Annie Medaglia
• Brian Mefford
• Nicole Meir
• Jamie Metzl
• Karim Mezran
• Leo Michel
• Leland R. Miller
• Paul D. Miller
• Dan Misch
• Ole Moehr
• Andrea Montanino
• Richard L. Morningstar
• David Mortlock
• John E. Morton
• Masoud Mostajabi
• Valeria Moy
• Shuja Nawaz
• Peter Neffenger
• Martin Neill
• Abrão Neto
• Constance Berry Newman
• Michael Newton
• Gissou Nia
• Pierre Noel
• Irfan Nooruddin
• Robert Nurick
• Tate Nurkin
• Tuqa Nusairat
• Miyeon Oh
• Olgu Okumuş
• Patrick O’Reilly
• Bart Oosterveld
• Brian O’Toole
• Verda Özer
• Barry Pavel
• Maria Fernanda Perez Arguello
• C. Anthony Pfaff
• Friedbert Pflüger
• J. Peter Pham
• Neal Pollard
• Kenneth Propp
• Amy Pope
• Christopher Porter
• Julia Pyper
• Cynthia Quarterman
• Ian Ralby
• John Raidt
• Akshat Rathi
• Gregory Rattray
• Iain Robertson
• Jaana Remes
• Alan Riley
• Eric Ridge
• John M. Roberts
• Kim Roberts
• Todd Rosenblum
• Stephen Rodriguez
• Katheryn E. Rosen
• Valerie Rouxel-Laxton
• Ed Royce
• Paul Saffo
• Katharine Sagar
• Fatima Salman
• Abdoul Salam Bello
• Daniel J. Samet
• Omar Samad
• Jennifer D. Sciubba
• Rebecca Scheurer
• Ellen Scholl
• Wayne Schroeder
• Rudolph Atallah
• Ricardo Sennes
• Jean-François Seznec
• Brenda Shaffer
• Rudabeh Shahid
• Safa Shahwan Edwards
• Michael J. Sheldon
• Marc J. Sievers
• Mark D. Simakovsky
• Jonathan Silverthorne
• András Simonyi
• Daleep Singh
• Christopher Skaluba
• Barbara Slavin
• Stanley Sloan
• André Soares
• Katerina Sokou
• Lauren Speranza
• Daniel V. Speckhard
• Clementine G. Starling
• Stefano Stefanini
• Bobbie Stempfley
• Bill Stetson
• Megan Stifel
• Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn
• Jackson Styron
• Hagar Hajjar Chemali
• Annie Froehlich
• Samantha Sultoon
• Bryan J. Tamburro
• Mohsen Tavakol
• Branko Terzic
• Marika Theros
• Hung Tran
• Conrad Tucker
• Harry Tzimitras
• Nidhi Upadhyaya
• Nader Uskowi
• Hemal K. Vaidya
• Daniel Vajdich
• Lauren Van Metre
• Julie Varghese
• Alexander Vershbow
• Carlos Vives
• Ellen Wald
• Thomas S. Warrick
• John T. Watts
• Earl Anthony Wayne
• William F. Wechsler
• David A. Wemer
• Peter Westmacott
• Olin L. Wethington
• Sandra Whitehouse
• Anna Wieslander
• Cherie Wilson
• Damon Wilson
• Katherine Wolff
• Gina E. Wood
• Beau Woods
• Ali Wyne
• Rama Yade
• Uzair Younus
• Kimberly Zenz
• Pepe Zhang
• Robert Hunter
• Lincoln Gordon
• William Draper
• Nelson Cunningham
• Susan Eisenhower
• Ron Ritchie
Key part of the modern military-industrial congressional complex.

The Atlantic Council is an influential extremely militaristic influence network and think-tank, staffed with military, CIA, and their attendant politicians; and CEOs from strategic industries, like oil and media. It has strong connections to NATO, and is a central part of the modern military-industrial congressional complex.

Introduction

Facebook’s Partner: The Atlantic Council (5 Frightening Facts)

The name of the think-tank itself is meant to evoke the North Atlantic Council, the highest political decision-making body of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Atlantic Council is the biggest and most powerful member of the Atlantic Treaty Association (which has similar associates in every NATO-country).

Established in 1961 by former U.S. Secretaries of State Dean Acheson and Christian Herter, the Atlantic Council of the United States was originally conceived as a means to coordinate support for the Cold War-era NATO alliance, with the stated mission to encourage the continuation of cooperation between North America and Europe, (i.e. to control Western Europe).

The Atlantic Council is meant to secure the legitimacy of U.S. policies and neoliberal economics in the eyes of world audiences and academia, for the purpose of advancing studies legitimizing “Euro-Atlantic” interventionism and Western-backed “regime change”; spreading the cultural and ideological values of imperialism; and debunking policies favoring independent development and income redistribution among historically dispossessed and exploited nations and peoples.[1]

Operations

In 2018, The Atlantic Council received a donation of $900,000 from the U.S. State Department for a “Peace Process Support Network” program to “promote non-violent conflict resolution” in support of Venezuela’s scattered opposition, with which the council enjoys very close ties. The council also advocates the arming of extremist militants in Syria (a “National Stabilization Force”) and a hard-line policy toward Russia.

Members

Full article: Atlantic Council/Board
Full article: Atlantic Council/Members
Full article: Atlantic Council Digital Forensic Research Lab/Member


Propaganda tentacles

  • James C. Smith, CEO of the world's biggest news agency, Thomson Reuters, is on the board of Atlantic Council.
  • Rupert Murdoch, owner of large parts of the private press in English-speaking countries, is on the board.
  • In September 2014, The Atlantic Council hired Call of Duty: Black Ops series director Dave Anthony as a nonresident senior fellow, to make sure computer games have the desired pro-NATO angle ('Who are the good guys and bad guys'.) "Call of Duty Ghosts, for instance, you play as a U.S. soldier fighting against a red-beret wearing anti-American Venezuelan dictator, clearly based on President Hugo Chavez, while in Call of Duty 4, you follow the U.S. Army in Iraq"[2], where Russia gets blamed for a US war crime, the 'Highway of Death'".[3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare featured the White Helmets in a favorable way.[4]

Funding

Apart from legitimizing US imperial interest, the Atlantic Council also acts as a lobbying group to NATO, with many donors having strong ties to the oil and weapons industries. The leading donors in 2020 were:[5]

  • Adrienne Arsht
  • British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to the United States
  • Facebook, which announced in May 2018 that it was "partnering" with the Atlantic Council "to combat election-related propaganda and misinformation from proliferating on its service."[6]

Other notable donors are: OCP Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., System Capital Management, United States Department of State, The Wallenberg Foundations, Open Society Foundation,The Victor Pinchuk Foundation, the Pentagon and NATO, Lockheed Martin and other war industries (including the Italian Leonardo), ExxonMobil and other multinationals, the Bank of America, the Rockefeller Foundation and other financial groups.

The complete list of donors is an interesting read.[7]


 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Ben Nimmo“Ben Nimmo works for the Atlantic Council, funded inter alia by NATO. He is also on a retainer of £2,500 per month from the Integrity Initiative, in addition to payments for individual pieces of work. For his attack on Scottish Nationalists Nimmo was therefore paid by the Atlantic Council (your taxes through NATO), by the Integrity Initiative (your taxes) and by the Herald (thankfully shortly going bankrupt)... Nimmo’s role as witchfinder-general for Russian Bots appears very remunerative. His August 2016 invoice to The Institute for Statecraft, apparently the 71st invoice he had issued to various neo-con bodies that year, was for £5,000.”Craig Murray
Ben Nimmo
22 December 2018

 

Event Planned

EventLocation(s)Description
2018 Brussels DisinfoLabBelgium
Brussels
Euractiv
A 2018 conference set up jointly by the EU Disinfolab and the Atlantic Council

 

Events Sponsored

EventDescription
Bertelsmann Foundation
National Endowment for DemocracyThe "traditional intermediary of the CIA", promoting the US "national interest" by "soft power".
Norway/Ministry of Foreign AffairsA significant donor to NGOs and planning organizations. Many of the recipients dovetail with NATO objectives like regime changes and controlling the narrative.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Smith Richardson FoundationCIA front organization that funds select projects with $$$

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Secret Society That Rules The WorldArticle7 November 2018Bas SplietIn his 1999 campaign autobiography, President George W. Bush mentioned his membership in passing: "My senior year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society, so secret I can’t say anything more."
Document:Upskilling to Upscale: Unleashing the Capacity of Civil Society to Counter Disinformationproject planJune 2018Integrity InitiativeA central II-document. The master plan for a huge network of British-directed NGOs in Europe. ‘Disinformation’ refers to everything not fitting the Western government narrative...

 

A document sourced from Atlantic Council

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
File:The Kremlin's Trojan Horses.pdfpaper"Russian Propaganda"18 November 2016Alina Polyakova
Marlene Laruelle
Stefan Meister
Neil Barnett
A cartoonishly over-the-top piece of anti-Russian hysteria from the Atlantic Council.


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