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.
The Atlantic Council hosted a discussion on April 13 covering the economic and trade implications of Russia’s accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO) with three leading public policy and business experts in the United States and Russia. Ross Wilson, director of the Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, moderated the discussion.
About the Participants
Edward (Ed) Verona has been serving as president and CEO of the US-Russia Business Council since June 2008. Prior to this, he was based in Moscow as vice president of ExxonMobil Russia, Inc. His additional experience includes chief representative in Moscow of the Canadian Barrick Gold Corporation and Texaco’s Country Manager in Kazakhstan, where he also served as chairman of the Kazakhstan Petroleum Association (KPA).
Andrew W. Shoyer is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC, and chairs the firm's international trade and dispute resolution practice, focusing on the implementation and enforcement of international trade and investment agreements. His previous experience was at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and with the WTO.
Viacheslav Evseev is director of the Center for Customs Tariff and Non-tariff Regulation Research and a Russian economist engaged in public policy, who is currently in Washington DC on a Yegor Gaidar Fellowship through IREX and the US Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law (USRF). Evseev has been collaborating with the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center on Russia’s WTO accession research and a white paper on this topic.
- Russian Ratification of WTO Protocol Seen in July; Timing Affects PNTR Debate - Len Bracken, The Bureau of National Affairs - Reproduced with permission from International Trade Daily, 73 ITD-BUL (April 17, 2012). Copyright 2012 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. http://www.bna.com
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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.