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.
Atlantic Council Managing Editor James Joyner published an editorial in The National Interest arguing it's better to "trust in those charged with safeguarding our nation's secrets to do so honorably than to make every disgruntled Army private or low-level contractor a de facto national classification authority."
Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof of the Council's Hariri Middle East Center speaks with host Scott Simon of NPR Weekend Edition about the worsening crisis in Syria and the United States' limited military and political options.
Mali has turned into a major challenge for the international community. Below are links to resources on the region from the Council:
- Challenges and Opportunities in Mali Crisis in Euro Atlantic Quarterly
- Dealing With Mali's Plunge Into Failed State Status in US News & World Report
- Analysis: Mali Crisis in Brenthurst Briefing
- Analysis: The Malian Dilemma
- IntelBrief: Mali: Nowhere to Go But Down
- IntelBrief: Islamist Extremists Threaten Africa's Rise
- IntelBrief: The Continuing Crisis in Mali
- IntelBrief: Islamists Gain Ground Amid Mali Coup
- Toward Stability in Mali
- Niger Needs More Than Drones
- Mali: Mission (Pas) Accomplie
- Managing Mali
- Mali: Now What?
- Mali and Afghanistan: Uncanny Parallels
- EU rules out sending combat mission to Mali
- NATO welcomes French action in Mali, but not asked to participate
- Mali: Another Chance to Lead from Behind
- Canada sending C-17 transport plane to help French mission in Mali
- Denmark offering aid to French military operation in Mali
- Mali: No Way to Go to a War Going Nowhere
- French defense ministry: Hostage killed by captors during commando raid in Somalia
- France launches air strikes in Mali against Islamist rebels
- French troops in Mali; Hollande vows to stop Islamists
- The Ripple Effect of the Arab Spring and Weapon Proliferation
- The Mess in Mali
- Why the United States Should Not Count on Algerian Help in Mali
- Managing the Crisis in Mali and the Sahel
- Roundtable Discussion with the UK Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the Sahel
- The Crisis in Northern Mali
- Roundtable with Nigerien Minister of Justice on Crisis in the Sahel
- Towards Regional Security Cooperation in North and West Africa: Mali, Mauritania, and Niger
External links and appearances:
- Rising Terrorist Threat in Africa (CCTV News)
- Mr. Hollande Goes to Mali (The Huffington Post)
- The French Mess in Mali and Libya (The National Interest)
- Expert: Islamists "Taunting" US in Algeria, Mali (CBS News)
- Commentary on Mali Conflict (New York Times)
- Crises in Mali and Algeria (PBS Newshour)
- Situation in Mali (Al Jazeera English)
- US' Role in the Mali Crisis (Fox News Channel)
- Mali Crisis (PBS Newshour)
- Canada's Support to French Forces in Mali (CTV News)
- Rise of Islamist Militants in Mali (BBC World News)
- US Consideration of Mali Involvement (CNN)
- Terrorist Threat in Northern Mali (CBC News)
- Rudolph Atallah on Military Intervention in Mali (BBC News)
- Options for Mali Intervention (NPR)
On June 19, please join the Eurasia Center for a discussion on the IMF’s recent presentation Two Decades of Transition in Caucasus and Central Asia: Taking Stock and the Road Ahead with Dr. Juha Kähkönen, deputy director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, and the Honorable William Courtney, former US ambassador to Georgia and Kazakhstan and former special assistant to the President and senior director of the National Security Council staff for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. This event will be streamed LIVE from 10:30 a.m.
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.