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.
Atlantic Council Managing Editor James Joyner published an editorial in The National Interest arguing it's better to "trust in those charged with safeguarding our nation's secrets to do so honorably than to make every disgruntled Army private or low-level contractor a de facto national classification authority."
Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof of the Council's Hariri Middle East Center speaks with host Scott Simon of NPR Weekend Edition about the worsening crisis in Syria and the United States' limited military and political options.
Leaderships in Transition Part 1: Taiwan's Presidential Election Campaign Trail & Cross-Strait RelationsMarch 25, 2011
On March 25, the Atlantic Council's Asia Program hosted the first of a two-part miniseries of seminars on leadership transitions in Taiwan and the PRC and their implications for cross-Strait relations. A series of developments over the past few months have begun to set the stage for leadership changes in both Taiwan and on the Mainland leading up to 2012. Challenging policy trends and transition processes on both sides will test the durability of recently improved relations.
In this first seminar, Alan Romberg and David Brown discussed these issues in light of the upcoming Taiwan elections and what the campaigns and possible outcomes could imply for cross-Strait relations at a time when the PRC is in the midst of a leadership transition. Robert Sutter moderated the discussion and Q&A session.
This event is part of the Asia Program's Cross-Strait Seminar series, which examines strategic and current affairs surrounding cross-Strait relations.
Dr. Robert Sutter, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University
Alan D. Romberg, Distinguished Fellow & Director, East Asia Program, Henry L. Stimson Center
David Brown, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
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On June 19, please join the Eurasia Center for a discussion on the IMF’s recent presentation Two Decades of Transition in Caucasus and Central Asia: Taking Stock and the Road Ahead with Dr. Juha Kähkönen, deputy director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, and the Honorable William Courtney, former US ambassador to Georgia and Kazakhstan and former special assistant to the President and senior director of the National Security Council staff for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. This event will be streamed LIVE from 10:30 a.m.
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