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 November 13, the Atlantic Council's Program on Transatlantic Relations hosted a public discussion on "US Policy toward the Balkans." The event featured Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon. The discussion was moderated by Frances G. Burwell, vice president and director of the Atlantic Council's Program on Transatlantic Relations.
The United States has been a key player in the Balkans since negotiating the 1995 Dayton Accords. Just last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to the region to demonstrate continued US commitment to the Balkans’ future in the European and Euro-Atlantic community. Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanied Secretary Clinton on the trip and provided unique insights into the visit and the future of US policy towards the region.
Philip H. Gordon has served as assistant secretary since 2009. In this position he is responsible for fifty countries in Europe and Eurasia, as well as NATO, the EU, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Previously, Assistant Secretary Gordon served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC; as director of European affairs at the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton; and as a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
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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 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.