Atlantic Institute. Board of Governors. 1987-12

Atlantic Institute for International Affairs (9, avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France, Tel: (1) Board of Governors. December, 1987.

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. In this 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. We have little information on the activities of the Atlantic Institute itself, making this list useful mostly for the individual's affiliation beneath each name. These people are, for the most part, chairmen or directors of major corporations and financial institutions.

We do know that the Atlantic Institute is sometimes mentioned in the same breath as other groups of internationalist elites: Bilderberg Group, OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), Trilateral Commission, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund. 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.