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 Turkish Press: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey, which became "dialogue partner" with Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), was the first NATO member state establishing such a relation with SCO.
From Stuart Williams, AFP: President Vladimir Putin on Friday unveiled a new $50 billion drive for Russia to preserve its status as a top space power
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 Hillary Rodham Clinton, Department of State: This year alone, the OSCE sent observer missions to monitor 17 different elections, including in my own country.
From RIA Novosti: The Collective Security Treaty Organization, a Russian-led military alliance of six former Soviet republics, plans to build an integrated air and missile defense system, the chief of the Russian military’s General Staff said on Tuesday.
From the Department of State: With respect to what happened on the Turkey-Syria border, we are outraged that the Syrians have been shooting across the border.
From Marat Gurt, Reuters: Neutral Turkmenistan flexed its military muscle on Wednesday, holding its first naval exercises in the Caspian Sea to show it can rebuff any attack on the oil and gas riches it hopes to sell to Europe.
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 23, the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is hosting a panel discussion on new developments in security cooperation among the United States, its European allies, and the Gulf states, and how they are likely to evolve in the coming years.
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.