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 June 4, the Atlantic Council hosted Lieutenant General Ralph Jodice, commander of air operations for Operation Unified Protector, the NATO campaign in Libya in 2011. Magnus Nordenman, deputy director of the International Security Program, moderated the discussion.
The air campaign of Operation Unified Protector was NATO’s largest since the Kosovo conflict in 1999. Drawing together over 250 aircraft from NATO and partner nations, the campaign generated over 26,000 sorties, of which close to half consisted of strike missions. The discussion focused on the air operations over Libya, the lessons learned from them, and what they mean for the future of air power, coalition operations, and how the US and its friends and allies operate in the global security environment.
Lieutenant General Jodice is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours in the F-111A/E, T-38A, F-15E, and UH-1N aircraft. In previous assignments, he has served on the Joint Staff J-3, as the defense attaché at the American Embassy in Beijing, and as the assistant deputy under secretary of the Air Force for international affairs. His previous commands include the 335th Fighter Squadron and 4th Operations Group; the 80th Flying Training Wing, which conducts the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program; and the Air Force District of Washington.
The Commanders Series is generously sponsored by SAAB North America.
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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). This event will be streamed LIVE from 3:00 p.m.
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.