Call of Duty: Star Video Game Director Takes Unusual Think Tank Job

The Atlantic Council's newest fellow has been a key strategist for several wars -- all fought on gaming consoles and computer screens.

Until recently, Dave Anthony was a director and writer for Call of Duty, one of the biggest video game franchises ever. Known for its realistic graphics and plots inspired by real-world events, the series has sold well over 100 million copies and generated billions of dollars in revenue. Anthony managed a development team and budget on the scale of a Hollywood blockbuster.

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WHO Head: Ebola 'Greatest Peacetime Challenge' in U.N. History

With the Islamic State on the march and Ukraine in an undeclared war with Russia, next week's United Nations General Assembly already has a full plate of thorny challenges to address. But top U.N. officials are desperately trying to bring attention to another: the escalating Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which they say is rapidly outpacing the international efforts to contain it.

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Better Late Than Never: The Senate Finally Confirmed Some Ambassadors

After some not-so-subtle prodding from the State Department, the Senate has finally confirmed a handful of ambassadorial nominees from the long list of men and women who have been waiting -- and waiting, and waiting -- for approval.

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The Strangely Silent Majority in Scotland's Independence Referendum

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- One of the most surprising things about the Scottish independence referendum, at least here in the country's capital, is the seeming discrepancy between advocates of independence (the "Yes" camp) and Unionists (the "Nos"). Most of the final polls released ahead of the vote suggest that the Unionist side is ahead, in some cases by as much as 8 percent. (There were also some outliers that still gave the pro-independence camp a good shot.)

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The Catalan Connection in Scotland's Independence Referendum

EDINBURGH, Scotland — There are a lot of people from outside the country who have come to wish Scots well during their referendum on independence. Some have come to support the continued existence of the United Kingdom. But there are also contingents from other separatist struggles around Europe. Representatives of the Basques, the South Tyroleans, and the Lombards have turned up so far. But probably the most visible are the Catalans, whose population (7.5 million) is a bit larger than that of the Scots (5.3 million).

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