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 October 4, the Atlantic Council's Iran Task Force held a public briefing on Rethinking Policy Towards Iran.
Panelists engaged in a thorough discussion of the status of the Iranian nuclear program and efficacy of multilateral diplomacy and sanctions. They also analyzed the internal political situation in Iran and the country’s role in a region that is increasingly witnessing political instability. The discussion also focused on US policy toward Iran under the Obama Administration and post-election recommendations on rethinking the formulation and implementation of US policy towards Iran.
The Iran Task Force, co-chaired by Atlantic Council Chairman Senator Chuck Hagel and Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, seeks to perform a comprehensive analysis of Iran’s internal political landscape, its role in the region and globally, and any basis for an improved relationship with the West. Please click here for more information about the Iran Task Force.
The report launch scheduled for this date has been postponed to follow US presidential elections.
Introductory remarks by
The Hon. Stuart E. Eizenstat
Board Member and Co-Chair, Iran Task Force
Senior Fellow, South Asia Center
A discussion with
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy
Senior Analyst, Iran
International Crisis Group
The Iran Task Force is generously sponsored by the Ploughshares Fund.
Suzanne Maloney is a senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, where her research focuses on energy, economic reform, and US policy toward the Middle East. Most recently, she published a book titled Iran's Long Reach: Iran as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World. Dr. Maloney was a member of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff, covering Iran, Iraq, the Gulf States, and broader Middle East issues. Prior to joining the government, she was the Middle East advisor at ExxonMobil Corporation, where she worked on regional business development, political risk analysis, and corporate outreach and communications. Dr. Maloney directed the 2004 Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on US Policy Toward Iran, chaired by Zbigniew Brzezinski and Robert Gates. She was the recipient of an International Affairs Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations and has previously served at Brookings as an Olin Fellow and a Brookings Research Fellow. She holds a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Ali Vaez is the International Crisis Group (ICG)'s senior analyst, Iran. Before joining ICG, he headed the Iran project at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, DC, focusing on Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. Trained as a scientist, Dr. Vaez has more than a decade of experience in journalism, including as a foreign correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Switzerland. He has written widely on Iranian affairs and is a regular contributor to media outlets such as BBC, CNN, NPR, and Reuters. His work has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Foreign Policy, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, and The National, among others. Dr. Vaez was a post-doctoral f ellow at Harvard University from 2008 to 2010 and holds a PhD from the University of Geneva, and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Barbara Slavin is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. The author of a 2007 book, Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US and the Twisted Path to Confrontation, she is a regular commentator on US foreign policy and Iran on NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN. A career journalist, Ms. Slavin previously served as assistant managing editor for world and national security of The Washington Times, senior diplomatic reporter for USA Today, Cairo correspondent for The Economist, and as an editor at The New York Times Week in Review.
- Putting the Squeeze on Iran - Gary Feuerberg, The Epoch Times
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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.