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.
On September 6th, the International Security Program convened the defense attachés from NATO member countries and other key partners along with selected experts for an off-the-record roundtable discussion with Major General Peter Bayer, deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and policy at Allied Command Transformation.
Major General Bayer presented an overview on NATO’s partnerships, the Smart Defense initiative-including the way ahead for NATO’s Connected Forces Initiative-as well as an overview of the early stages of ACT’s NATO Futures Concept 2030. His presentation was followed by a roundtable discussion on a number of key themes, including the perceived US strategic “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region, challenges and successes in implementing the Smart Defense initiative, and participation in the NATO Response Force.
General Bayer is a US Army armor officer by trade and has served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, and the Middle East, and recently took up his current duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Policy at Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Transformation, NATO.
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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.