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.
Anna is an assistant director of the Atlantic Council’s Patriciu Eurasia Center.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in 2011, she served as a qualitative research analyst for Glevum Associates, a US military contractor, conducting public opinion research in Afghanistan. She also has worked as a research analyst for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, focusing upon the economies and politics of Russia and Eastern Europe; as the program coordinator of the American foreign policy program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); and at the Swiss Foundation for World Affairs and the International Organization for Migration.
She has interned at the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva and was an elections observer for the International Republican Institute in Bangladesh during the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has published articles on Russia and the Middle East in publications such as Washington Post.com, Forbes.com, Nationalreview.com and the Middle East Quarterly. She also provides monthly analysis for the Foreign Military Studies Office at Fort Leavenworth’s Operational Environment Watch.
She is a member of the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) Future Leaders program and the Eurasia Foundation Young Professionals Network.
Originally from Moscow, Russia, she holds a BA in international relations and political science, with a minor in economics from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, and an MA from SAIS, with concentrations in Middle East studies, international law, and international economics.
She is fluent in Russian, and speaks Arabic and Spanish.
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.