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.
For the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, the Atlantic Council featured reports, congressional testimony, smart analysis, and events on a myriad of issues important to the discussion in Chicago.
On May 24, the Council hosted a half-day conference titled The NATO Chicago Summit: Outcomes and the Way Ahead. The conference provided a thought-provoking assessment of the implications of the Chicago summit, and generated suggestions for how the Alliance can better meet future challenges.
The Young Atlanticist Summit (May 19-21) featured fifty to seventy-five carefully selected emerging leaders, between ages 26 to 35, who are recruited from all NATO countries and some partner countries. Taking place along the sidelines of the official NATO Summit, the Young Atlanticist Summit was the major public diplomacy event in Chicago, as delegates shared the stage with senior policy leaders for a dynamic exchange of ideas. View Young Atlanticist 2010 activities at the NATO Summit in Lisbon.
- Ian Brzezinski Senate Testimony on NATO: Chicago and Beyond
- Damon Wilson Congressional Testimony on NATO's Chicago Summit and US Policy
New Atlanticist Analysis
- When Will You Face Strategic Reality, Mr. NATO Secretary General? - Julian Lindley-French
- NATO's Ballistic Missile Defense: A Promising Triumph of Prudence - Boyko Noev
- The Lost Alliance: NATO in Chicago - Tomas Ries
- To Survive, NATO Must Globalize - Anne-Marie Slaughter
- Anchoring NATO with Leadership - R. Nicholas Burns & Damon Wilson
- NATO Needs Leadership Rethink to Remain Relevant - Sarwar Kashmeri
- NATO: When I'm Sixty-Four - R. Nicholas Burns & David Manning
- Continue NATO Expansion - Damon Wilson
- NATO Must Rethink Libya Model - Andrea Baumann & Benedetta Berti
- NATO Inaction on Enlargement Risks Balkan Stability - James L. Jones
- Yes to Missile Defense, With Russia - Wolfgang Ischinger
- The Atlantic Alliance Transformed - Brent Scowcroft
- Becoming NATO's Next Ally - Damon Wilson
- How NATO Can Revitalize Its Role - Frederick Kempe
- The Chicago NATO Summit: Much Ado About? - Harlan Ullman
- With Iran, Syria Looming, Can Obama Save NATO from Disaster at Chicago Summit? - Barry Pavel & James Joyner
- NATO and the Transatlantic Bargain - Franklin Kramer
- Saving NATO - Franklin Kramer & Jordan Becker
- Cyber Security and the Need for New Approaches - Franklin Kramer
- Why We Need a Smart NATO - Julian Lindley-French
- Change Management and Cultural Transformation in NATO
- Anchoring the Alliance
- It's Time to Put the Nuclear Issue Behind Us
- The Strategic Rationale for Promoting Transatlantic Values in a Globalized World
- The Transatlantic Bargain After "the Pivot"
- Transatlantic Nations and Global Security: Pivoting and Partnerships
- NATO's Cyber Capabilities: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
- NATO Agency Reform, Done Right
- NATO Reform: Key Principles
- Georgia in the West: A Policy Road Map to Georgia's Euro-Atlantic Future
- Pursuing Cyber Statecraft
- Nordic-Baltic Security in the 21st Century
- Learning from Libya: The Right Lessons for NATO
- Future Options for NATO Nuclear Policy
- Increasing Outreach, Public Understanding and Support for NATO across the Transatlantic Community
- Alliance Reborn: An Atlantic Compact for the 21st Century
- STRATCON 2010: An Alliance for a Global Century
- 'Anchoring the Alliance' Report Launch (May 14, 2012)
- Atlantic Council/Foreign Policy Survey: The Future of NATO (May 14, 2012)
- GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum (April 12-14, 2012; Bratislava)
- Brent Scowcroft on Renewing the Transatlantic Community Through Global Partnerships (April 3, 2012)
- Smart Defense: Can a Lean NATO Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century? (March 28-30, 2012; Chicago)
- Security Jam: Brainstorming Global Security (March 19-23, 2012)
- NATO in a New Era: A Congressional Event on the NATO 2012 Chicago Summit (March 20, 2012)
- 2012 Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Seminar (February 28, 2012)
- Libya Revisited: Coalition Building and the Future of NATO Operations (February 14, 2012)
- The Transatlantic Bargain in 2012: Still a Good Deal? with Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic, H.E. Alexandr Vondra (January 24, 2012)
- How to Keep Transatlantic Security AAA: Outsmarting the Crisis by Thinking Beyond Institutional Lines with Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Hans Hillen (January 12, 2012)
- NATO: The Case for Collective Defense in the 21st Century with Secretary of Defense of the United Kingdom Philip Hammond (January 5, 2012)
- Atlantic Council main website
- New Atlanticist policy and analysis blog
- NATOSource Alliance news blog
- Young Atlanticist website for emerging leaders
- Atlantic Council on Facebook
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- Atlantic Council on YouTube
- @Atlantic Council on Twitter
- @BarryPavel on Twitter
- @DamonMacWilson on Twitter
- @Jason_Healey on Twitter
- @DrJJoyner on Twitter
- @NATOSource on Twitter
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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.