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 Siobhan Gorman and Danny Yadron, Wall Street Journal: Iranian-backed hackers have escalated a campaign of cyberassaults against U.S. corporations by launching infiltration and surveillance missions against the computer networks running energy companies
From White House: While the Arctic region has experienced warming and cooling cycles over millennia, the current warming trend is unlike anything previously recorded.
From NATO: A global challenge requires a global approach. And the melting of the Arctic ice is certainly an issue whose effects will be felt around the world.
From Xenia Dormandy, New York Times: What are the security challenges NATO members face today and in the coming decades, and do we have sufficient commonalities to harness the interests, will and capacity to address them through NATO?
From Georgy Bovt, Moscow Times: Whenever high-level talks are held between Russia and China, it seems the media always says Moscow's foreign policy is focusing on the East.
From Leon Aron, Foreign Affairs: The first imperative of Russia's foreign policy consensus is maintaining the country's position as a nuclear superpower.
From Einar Benediktsson and Thomas R. Pickering, New York Times: According to a 2008 estimate by the U.S. Geological Survey, 13 percent of all the unexploited oil, 30 percent of natural gas and 20 percent of the natural gas liquid resources are located under the seabed of the Arctic.
From Nicole Perloroth, David E. Sanger, and Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times: American intelligence officials believe that the greater danger to the nation’s infrastructure may not even be China, but Iran
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.