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 Atlantic Council and the Polish Institute of International Affairs, in cooperation with the Clingendael International Energy Program at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations and the French Institute of International Relations held a dialogue with government, industry, and non-governmental policy experts to examine current efforts to transform European supply and consumption of energy. Participants discussed how to build an energy future for Europe that addresses the integrated goals of energy security, environmental responsibility, and economic prosperity.
The Dialogue centered on the need for Central and Eastern Europe countries to establish policies and take action that accounts for immediate energy security, long-term security of supply, and environmental sustainability while keeping costs competitive and being consistent with Europe-wide energy policy. This initiative further developed an understanding on how to transform regional alliances into realistic and balanced policies to develop the energy sector in the Visegrad 4 countries (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary). The workshop was designed to create a common understanding of the issues related to the development of a coherent policy on energy security in Central Europe from the perspective of the regional governments, the European Union, and the United States. The agenda focused on deepening the understanding of these differences, how they will affect future policies, and what specific cooperative steps should be taken to ensure the availability, reliability, and affordability of energy.
- John Lyman - Opening Remarks
- Thomas Geisel - Eliminating National Barriers and Establishing Broad Regional Markets – a Midstreamer’s View
- Maciej Powroźnik - The Project to Build Hydrocarbon Storage in Salt Caverns in the Region of Pomerania
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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.