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 ITAR-TASS: The Russian Black Sea Fleet will be updated and improved to ensure the country's national security. Up to 20 new ships, submarines and boats will join it in the near future
On Monday, April 22, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Relations Program hosted H.E. Valery Khoroshkovsky, former first deputy prime minister of Ukraine, for an off-the-record discussion of Ukraine’s trajectory towards the European community.
From RIA Novosti: Warships from the six nations participating in the international Black Sea Naval Force (Blackseafor) exercise left the Bulgarian port of Varna for the active phase of the drills, the Russian Black Sea Fleet command said on Tuesday.
From Reuters: President Vladimir Putin ordered the launch of large-scale Russian military exercises in the Black Sea region on Thursday
From Leon Aron, Foreign Affairs: The first imperative of Russia's foreign policy consensus is maintaining the country's position as a nuclear superpower.
On March 5, the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and Energy and Environment Program held an off-the-record discussion on “The European Union’s External Energy Policy Priorities with Special Focus on Russia and Ukraine.”
Eurasia Center Assistant Director Anna Borshchevskaya recently wrote an article for the journal Caucasus International on "Ukraine's democratic backslide and its implications for relations with Russia
Former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski declared Ukraine must choose between the West and Russia--and urged the United States and Europe to work to nudge them in our direction.
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.