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The Atlantic Institute for International Affairs is headquartered in Paris, France.

About the Institute

"When the Atlantic Institute for International Affairs was founded in 1961 it was, according to their literature, conceived as 'a sort of public support arm of NATO.' By now it is more accurate to call them lobbyists for international capital."[1]

The 1987 list the "Board of Governors has about 100 members from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the U.S."

There is apparently "little information on the activities of the Atlantic Institute itself." Members on the 1987 list "are, for the most part, chairmen or directors of major corporations and financial institutions ... the Atlantic Institute is sometimes mentioned in the same breath as other groups of internationalist elites: Bilderberg Group, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Trilateral Commission, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund (IMF)."[2]

In the opinion of one researcher, "As internationally mobile capital becomes more powerful, these groups seek to further break down the barriers between the advanced industrial nations. The faster they can move money and products, the more they profit. But needless to say, individuals who aren't players in this exclusive game don't get to vote."[3]


9 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris, France