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.
The Michael S. Ansari Africa Center hosted a discussion today with H.E. Youssef Amrani, minister-delegate for foreign affairs and cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco. The minister-delegate is in Washington in advance of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s travel to Morocco next week for the “Friends of Syria” meeting in Marrakesh as well as strategic discussions with His Majesty King Mohammed VI on the various current crises in North Africa, West Africa, and the Middle East.
Ambassador Amrani spoke about the recently-launched US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue as well as on regional issues, including the precarious security situation in the Sahel following the takeover of northern Mali by extremist groups linked to Al-Qaeda and the need for greater economic integration in the Maghreb.
Council President Fred Kempe welcomed participants to and chaired the event, while Ansari Center Director J. Peter Pham moderated the discussion, which included US government officials, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, leading academic and think tank Africa experts, and members of the business community.
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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.