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's South Asia Center hosted India's recently appointed ambassador, H.E. Meera Shankar, for a substantive conversation on U.S.-India relations under President Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She also offered thoughts on the challenges faced by the two partners in a changing global environment. The discussion was moderated by Fred Kempe, president and CEO of the Atlantic Council.
The rise of India as one of the fastest emerging global powers in the world today has radically transformed the alignment of the U.S.–India relationship in the last decade. In the wake of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to India in July and the recently concluded India-U.S. civil nuclear deal, the Atlantic Council is honored to host H.E. Meera Shankar after her recent appointment as Ambassador to the United States in April. Previously, she served as Ambassador to Germany and has held numerous other positions within the Indian government, including in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Office of the Prime Minister.
- India's ambassador calls for patience in Afghanistan – The Cable, Foreign Policy, Josh Rogin
- Short takes – Politico, Laura Rozen
- Ambassador Shankar on U.S.-India Relations – Washington Diplomat, Larry Luxner
- Meera Shankar rules out total carbon emission-cut by India – Rediff Business, Aziz Haniffa
- Emission reduction impossible in India: Meera Shankar – India Abroad, Aziz Haniffa
- 'PM's visit reflects Obama's commitment towards Indo-US ties' – Business Standard, Lalit K. Jha
- India-US economic, defense ties growing -Indian envoy – Associated Press of Pakistan
- US, not India, should respond to Musharraf‘s revelations, says Shankar – Online International News Network
- Need for greater accountability of defence assistance to Pak: India – ZeeNews
- Dr.Manmohan SInghs’s visit to US in November – Day After, Quaisar Alam
Related New Atlanticist Analysis:
- U.S.-India Relations: The Next Phase – James Joyner
More on Ambassador Meera Shankar:
The Honorable Meera Shankar has been the Indian Ambassador to the United States since April 26, 2009. Previously, she served as director in the Prime Minister’s Office (1985-1991) and was posted to Washington, DC, as a commerce minister (1991-1995). She later headed the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in New Delhi, overseeing India's cultural diplomacy. Subsequently, in the Ministry of External Affairs, Shankar headed two important divisions dealing with the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and relations with Nepal and Bhutan. After promotion to the rank of Additional Secretary in 2002, she was responsible for the United Nations and International Security. Her last assignment was as Ambassador of India to Germany from December 1, 2005, to April 6, 2009. Shankar joined the Indian Foreign Service in July 1973.
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