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 May 25, the Atlantic Council hosted Faiysal AliKhan, Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Integrated Development Action (FIDA), a non-governmental organization focusing on development issues in the southern districts of Pakistan's Frontier Province and Tribal Area. Calling upon his extensive experience with humanitarian organizations, Mr. AliKhan discussed the current status of aid in Pakistan and how local organizations and the international community can better cooperate to improve the effectiveness and transparency of developmental efforts in the region.
Founded in 2004, FIDA works primarily in districts NWFP and FATA, with a long-term approach to development and social change in this region. FIDA aims to act as a bridge between traditional and modern systems of governance and society. Recent issues that FIDA has responded to include the crisis of internally displaced people from South Waziristan and has worked with partners such as UNHCR, Oxfam-GB, IRC and IRD to provide non-food items, water and sanitation facilities, health services and protection support to the IDP community.
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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.