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 Radek Sikorski, Foreign Affairs: Our relations with Russia, like yours, are pragmatic but brittle.
From George Friedman, Stratfor: On a personal level, my relationship with Europe always passes through the prism of NATO.
The month of April marked the tenth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad, the third provincial election of the post-Saddam era—the country’s first without the presence of US troops—and seven years since a relatively unknown Nouri al-Maliki emerged as the prime minister of Iraq. Nevertheless, after a period of relatively low violence and another election added to Iraq’s nascent democratic experiment, the country is entering the most unstable period since it plunged into a sectarian civil war (2005-07) during the height of the insurgency.
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Patriciu Eurasia Center on April 8 for a public discussion on Energy Resources in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with the Minister of Natural Resources Dr. Ashti Hawrami.
- Armenia's Importance in Russia's Strategic Calculations (page 63)
- Massoud Barzani's Visit to Russia, and the Moscow-Erbil-Baghdad Triangle (page 65)
From David Enders, McClatchy: Two Syrian rebel groups – one seeking an elected civil government, the other favoring the establishment of a religious state – are battling each other in the city of Tal Abyad
On May 22, the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative will hold a discussion on the history of cyber critical infrastructure protection in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD-63).
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.