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.
On March 20, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John McCain (R-AZ), and the Atlantic Council held a conversation on the state of the NATO Alliance and why the May 2012 Chicago summit matters for the United States and the transatlantic community.
Secretary Madeleine Albright, Senator John Warner, and others offered their perspectives on the Alliance against the backdrop of uncertainty in Afghanistan, strained relations with Russia, recent success in Libya, and defense cuts across the Alliance.
Allied heads of state and government will gather in Chicago in just over two months to debate the Alliance’s enduring commitment to Afghanistan, ways to enhance allied capabilities amidst declining budgets, and how best to strengthen NATO’s network of partners across the globe. The summit will be the first to take place on US soil since 1999 and will convene just months prior to US presidential elections in November.
Jeanne Shaheen and John McCain
|11:15-11:55||A Bipartisan Perspective on the Alliance in a Globalized World
Madeleine K. Albright, John W. Warner, and Fred Kempe
|12:00-1:00||NATO 2012 Chicago Summit: What's at Stake?
David W. Barno, Kori Schake, Walter B. Slocombe, and Ian Brzezinski
- McCain: Syria will not be discussed at NATO Summit - The Daily Caller
- McCain, others look past 2014 for NATO role in Afghanistan - Xinhua
- McCain: Marines are the Navy’s ‘men’s department’ - Washington Examiner
- McCain says US could be 'on the ground' in Afghanistan past 2014 - Carlo Munoz, The Hill
- McCain: Syria, NATO Expansion Should Be on Summit Agenda - Kate Brannen, DefenseNews
- Afghanistan, Smart Defense Lead NATO Summit Agenda - Kate Brannen, DefenseNews
For over fifty years, the Atlantic Council has served as a preeminent, nonpartisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security. This May, as the NATO Summit converges on Chicago, the Atlantic Council maintains that the transatlantic alliance remains not only relevant, but vital, to today’s changing world. However, if it is to remain so, the transatlantic link must be modernized to account for our new fiscal and changing geopolitical circumstances. The Council will provide a cadre of experts who are available for analysis of the major issues shaping the Summit in Chicago, while also engaging and developing the next generation of transatlantic leaders in a host of related activities and resources.
Click here for our current list of activities, with more to be announced as we get closer to the date of the Summit. Please check the page periodically to remain updated on all events related to the Chicago Summit.
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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 23, the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is hosting a panel discussion on new developments in security cooperation among the United States, its European allies, and the Gulf states, and how they are likely to evolve in the coming years.
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.