Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne and Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne reflect on US policy toward the Middle East and North Africa in the two years since President Barack Obama promised to make it a top priority to support democracy and human rights in the region.
J. Peter Pham, director the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was one of four experts invited to address a high-level international conference on the crisis in the Sahel region convened today in The Hague.
Rudolph Atallah, senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, testified at a House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on “The Growing Crisis in Africa’s Sahel Region.”
On the heels of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to the United States, Energy & Environment Program Associate Director Mihaela Carstei joins CTV to discuss the Keystone Pipeline project that would transport tar sands oil from Canada and the northern United States to refineries in the Gulf coast of Texas.
From Leigh Thomas, Reuters: France is in talks with the United States and Israel to buy intelligence-gathering drones to build up a modern fleet, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday.
From Clara Marina O'Donnell, Real Clear World: [S]o far, the Obama administration has refused to give Russia legal guarantees. The US has made such commitments in the past.
From Adam Entous, Joshua Mitnick, and Stephen Fidler, Wall Street Journal: The Syrian army has used lethal chemical weapons during the country's civil war, Israel's top military intelligence analyst said Tuesday
Restructured missile defense system will still defend 'all NATO European territory in the 2018 timeframe'Jorge Benitez | April 18, 2013
From Frank A. Rose, Department of State: On March 15, Secretary Hagel announced changes to U.S. missile defense policy to strengthen U.S. homeland missile defenses due to the growing ballistic missile threat from Iran and North Korea.
From Julian Lindley-French, New Atlanticist: H]ow can NATO address its most pressing emerging security challenge: how to close the strategy-austerity-capability gap?
Chuck Hagel recently delivered his first major public-policy address since becoming secretary of defense.
“A thorough examination of the way our military is organized and operates will...highlight our inherent strengths. Our strategic planning must emphasize these strengths, which include leader development, training, mobility and logistics, special operations forces, cyber, space, research and development.”
On May 30, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center will release a new issue brief, The Kaleidoscope Turns Again in a Crisis-Challenged Iran, a discussion of Iran’s upcoming presidential elections.
From June 13-14, the 2013 Wrocław Global Forum will bring together over 350 top policy-makers and business leaders to explore the region’s impact as an actor in Europe, as well as its crucial role in the transatlantic partnership and on the global stage.