Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, joins Federal News Radio to speak about why America's rebalance to Asia and the Middle East makes our relationship with European countries and NATO different.
Frederic C. Hof, senior fellow with the Hariri Middle East Center, appeared on Australia’s primetime news program to discuss the G8 countries’ talks on the Syria conflict, the Obama administration’s plans to arm the Syrian opposition while seeking a negotiated settlement, and the broader regional implications of the Syria conflict.
Atlantic Council managing editor James Joyner asks in The National Interest, "Why Should Congress and the Courts Care About Snooping If Citizens Don't?"
J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was interviewed by Brian Todd on CNN’s Situation Room in a segment on the discovery of evidence in northern Mali that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) may have acquired surface-to-air missiles.
On May 21, 2012, the Atlantic Council hosted an off-the-record members’ conference call with H.E. Radoslaw Sikorski, Polish minister of foreign affairs, as the 2012 NATO Summit drew to a close in Chicago.
Sikorski emphasized the importance of strategic thinking from Alliance members in response to future challenges as NATO and its member states confront some of the most diverse and complex challenges the Alliance has faced since the end of the Cold War. His comments reflected the diverse nature of topics under consideration during the Summit and he shared his views on NATO’s continuing role in Afghanistan, ‘smart defense,’ the Summit’s conclusions on NATO enlargement, and NATO-Russian relations.
Minister of foreign affairs since November 2007, Sikorski also serves as vice chairman of the Civic Platform party. Prior to his current position, Sikorski served as minister of national defence from 2005-2007, and as a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC and executive director of the New Atlantic Initiative from 2002-2005. From 1998-2001, he served as deputy minister of foreign affairs and honorary chairman of the Foundation for Assistance to Poles in the East. As deputy minister of national defence in 1992, Sikorski embarked Poland upon its effort to accede to the NATO Alliance.
This conference call is part of a larger series of Corporate and Individual members’ programming, which seeks to provide members the opportunity to dialogue directly with experts and policymakers on the most relevant topics of the day.
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On June 24, the Brent Scowcroft Center of the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on the most recent claims of Chinese cyber espionage and the implications of this threat for the US-China relationship and China's ties with its neighbors in Asia.
On June 27, the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force will launch a new issue brief by Ramin Asgard and Barbara Slavin entitled US-Iran Cultural Engagement: A Cost Effective Boon to US National Security, along with a public briefing on people-to-people exchanges with Iran.