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 May 14, the Atlantic Council launched ‘Anchoring the Alliance,’ a new report authored by R. Nicholas Burns, former US undersecretary of state, permanent representative to NATO, and current Atlantic Council board director. Atlantic Council President and CEO Fred Kempe moderated the discussion.
When NATO leaders convene in Chicago later this month, the issues to be discussed—Afghanistan, capabilities, global partnerships—while important, will not by themselves address the prospect of a ‘dim, if not dismal’ future for the alliance warned against by former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates last year. Instead, NATO’s future will largely be determined by the actions of a handful of major allies, most notably the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. The strategic ambition and level of commitment shown by these key allies, and NATO’s ability to forge more effective global partnerships, will determine the course for the alliance for the next decade and beyond. Ambassador Burns’ report, ‘Anchoring the Alliance,’ argues that the Atlantic Alliance is of vital importance in today’s world and recommends practical steps these and other allies must take to ensure NATO's vitallity.
- Afghanistan Tests Obama’s Influence in NATO - Roxana Tiron, Bloomberg Businessweek
- US Think Tank Slams Germany's NATO Role - Gregor Peter Schmitz, Der Spiegel
- NATO's post-Afghanistan future unclear - Elise Labott, CNN
- Euro Strains Overshadow Obama Hosting G-8, NATO Meetings - Margaret Talev and Roxana Tiron, Bloomberg
- Damning report condemns 'unclear' British foreign policy - Hannah Furness, The Telegraph
- Why does the U.S. criticize Britain’s foreign policy? - Sergei Sayenko, The Voice of Russia
- Report: U.S.-Britain relationship weakened - UPI
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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 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.