Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, joins Federal News Radio to speak about why America's rebalance to Asia and the Middle East makes our relationship with European countries and NATO different.
Frederic C. Hof, senior fellow with the Hariri Middle East Center, appeared on Australia’s primetime news program to discuss the G8 countries’ talks on the Syria conflict, the Obama administration’s plans to arm the Syrian opposition while seeking a negotiated settlement, and the broader regional implications of the Syria conflict.
Atlantic Council managing editor James Joyner asks in The National Interest, "Why Should Congress and the Courts Care About Snooping If Citizens Don't?"
J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was interviewed by Brian Todd on CNN’s Situation Room in a segment on the discovery of evidence in northern Mali that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) may have acquired surface-to-air missiles.
About the Atlantic Council
Since its founding in 1961-1962, the Council has been a preeminent, non partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security. In its early years, distinguished American foreign policy leaders – Dean Acheson, Dean Rusk, Christian Herter, Lucius Clay, and others – developed an ambitious agenda to engage Americans with their European partners on matters of global concern. Now in its 50th year, the Atlantic Council is harnessing that history of transatlantic leadership and applying its founders’ vision to a broad spectrum of modern global challenges from violent extremism to financial instability and from NATO’s future to energy security. As we face an inflection point in history, the Atlantic Council provides an essential forum for navigating dramatic shifts in economic and political influence. The Council is home to ten programs and centers, broken down both functionally and regionally, which seamlessly work together to tackle today’s unique set of challenges.
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Examines emerging transatlantic and global security issues, including NATO transformation, cyber statecraft, strategic foresight, missile defense, and defense industry trends.
Transatlantic Relations Program
Works to foster consensus, cooperation, and leadership in the transatlantic arena and to boost understanding of the evolution of Europe, with a focus on the European Union and pivotal states such as Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia.
Global Business & Economics Program
Convenes business and government leaders from the US and Europe to exchange ideas and design solutions to pressing global economic and financial challenges, and to advance prosperity and innovation.
Energy & Environment Program
Assesses and encourages transatlantic and East-West cooperation on major global issues impacting the availability, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of energy.
Young Atlanticist Program
Brings together today’s top policymakers and tomorrow’s leaders for in-depth and open discussions, both in person and through social media, about the future of the Atlantic community.
Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Examines the forces transforming the Middle East and develops policy recommendations for the US and Europe about how to support reform in the region.
Michael S. Ansari Africa Center
Works to transform U.S. and European policy approaches to Africa by building strong geopolitical partnerships with African states to enhance security and strengthen economic growth and prosperity on the continent.
Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Promotes transatlantic engagement in the countries around the Black Sea, in the Caucasus, and in Central Asia that is focused on regional political and security issues, economic cooperation and integration, and energy diversity of supply and demand among Caspian producers and European and international markets.
South Asia Center
Provides a forum for countries in greater South Asia to engage with one another on sustainable stability and economic growth in our quest to “wage peace” in the region, and develop links and better understanding among them and members of the Atlantic community.
On June 24, the Brent Scowcroft Center of the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on the most recent claims of Chinese cyber espionage and the implications of this threat for the US-China relationship and China's ties with its neighbors in Asia.
On June 27, the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force will launch a new issue brief by Ramin Asgard and Barbara Slavin entitled US-Iran Cultural Engagement: A Cost Effective Boon to US National Security, along with a public briefing on people-to-people exchanges with Iran.