Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne and Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne reflect on US policy toward the Middle East and North Africa in the two years since President Barack Obama promised to make it a top priority to support democracy and human rights in the region.
J. Peter Pham, director the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was one of four experts invited to address a high-level international conference on the crisis in the Sahel region convened today in The Hague.
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.
The Hariri Center for the Middle East hosted a briefing on June 26 by US Ambassador to Bahrain Thomas Krajeski with prominent representatives from non-governmental and human rights organizations in the United States. Ambassador Krajeski, who was appointed in October, 2011, presented an overview of the current political and security environment in Bahrain, and spoke about the United States’ interests in the region. The group engaged in a discussion with Ambassador Krajeski on a number of topics, including potential risks facing Bahrain and neighboring countries, the changing nature of the Bahraini leadership and opposition, and the role of the United States in resolving the situation. The group discussed America’s level of engagement on issues related to human rights and civil society.
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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.