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 March 19, the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and Transatlantic Relations Program hosted a conversation with His Excellency Iurie Leanca, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, as part of the Council’s Completing Europe Series. Frederick Kempe, president and CEO of the Atlantic Council, opened the session with a brief welcome and introduction, followed by Minister Leanca’s opening remarks and a discussion with the Minister and David Kramer, president of Freedom House. Damon Wilson, Atlantic Council executive vice president, moderated the discussion.
Minister Leanca and David Kramer discussed the Moldovan government’s strategies for implementing democratic and economic reforms and the government’s foreign policy priorities, which are based on drawing closer to Europe, the United States, and Trans-Atlantic institutions. They also commented on the prospects of the United States granting permanent normal trade relations to Moldova and graduating Moldova from the Jackson-Vanik amendment.
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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.