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 January 5, the Atlantic Council hosted the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Defense Philip Hammond for his first public remarks in the United States.
In his remarks at the Council, Mr. Hammond offered a response to former Secretary Gates’ provocative assessment of NATO and discussed the continuing value of NATO to the national interests of its members in today's world.
Mr. Hammond was raised in Essex, attending school in Brentwood before going on to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at University College, Oxford. Prior to his election to the House in 1997, he followed a business career in small and medium-sized companies in manufacturing, consultancy, property and construction, and oil and gas, both in the UK and abroad. Mr. Hammond's previous position was Secretary of State for Transport. Prior to this he held a number of shadow portfolios. His constituency is Runnymede and Weybridge and he is married with three children.
A discussion with
Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP
Secretary of State for Defense
Welcome and Introduction by
Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft USAF (Ret.)
Former National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and Bush Sr.
Chairman, Atlantic Council International Advisory Board
President and CEO
New Atlanticist Blog Analysis
- UK Defense Secretary: No Preemptive Strike on Iran - James Joyner
- UK Defense Secretary: Europe Failing to Meet Responsibilities - James Joyner
- Force numbers in Europe: Answers expected in Feb. budget proposal - John Vandiver, Stars and Stripes
- Obama Returns to Bush Plan for Cutting U.S. Troops in Europe - Viola Gienger, Bloomberg Businessweek
- UK concern over future of US F-35 fighter jets - AFP
- US defence spending: closing the book - The Guardian
- Hammond warns Iran over threat to close oil trade route - BBC News
- U.K. Opposes Pre-Emptive Strike on Iran, Will Act If Hormuz Shut - Viola Gienger and Thomas Penny, Bloomberg Businessweek
- Screws tighten on Iran as big buyers shun its oil - msnbc
- Debt crisis is biggest threat to security of West, says Philip Hammond - James Kirkup, The Telegraph
- UK Warns Iran Over Oil Passageway Threat - AP
- Britain and US to scale down military capability due to debt crisis - Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian
- Military Warning To Iran Over Strait Closure - Mark Stone, Sky News
- Iran Nuclear Crisis: Philip Hammond Warns Tehran Not To Block Shipping Lanes After Fresh Sanctions - Huffington Post
- Britain flags military action against Iran - Thomas Penny, Sydney Morning Herald
- Any Iranian attempt to close Strait would fail-UK - Reuters
- Tehran says will survive new curbs - Gulf Times
Al Jazeera English: "New US defence strategy impacts Europe"
Photo credit: Reuters Pictures.
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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.