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.
Former Afghan Minister of Finance Dr. Ashraf Ghani spoke today at a conversation about the future of Afghanistan hosted the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center. The Atlantic Council also unveiled its Afghanistan Report by Dr. Ghani, A Ten-Year Framework for Afghanistan: Executing the Obama Plan and Beyond.
Just weeks after the Obama administration’s release of its new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Dr. Ghani presented a medium-term framework for Afghanistan that outlined the steps which must be taken by Afghanistan and the international community to ensure that they make good on its second chance for success. The discussion session was moderated by Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council.
- Europe misplaces Afghan concerns – UPI
- U.S. urged to focus on governance in Afghanistan – Reuters, Paul Eckert
- Emerging Threats: Chalabi blasts sectarianism; Petraeus warns of Afghan challenges – UPI, Daniel Graeber
- Afghanistan: Corruption is the Mother of Insurgency – EurasiaNet, Joshua Kucera
- Week in Review, 4/19-4/25 – Yale Afghanistan Forum
New Atlanticist Analysis:
- Afghanistan is Irrelevant – Bernard Finel
- Taliban AfPak Strategy: A Jihadi Preemptive War – Walid Phares
- Optimism on Afghanistan – James Joyner
- AfPak: One Theater, Two Countries – James Joyner
- Has NATO Lost Afghanistan? – James Joyner
- Afghanistan Report: A Ten-Year Framework for the Future
- Pakistan Report: Comprehensive U.S. Policy Needed
- Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World
- Saving Afghanistan: An Appeal and Plan for Urgent Action
- Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Obama: Discussions on the New Strategy
- Pakistan: Future Scenarios
- NATO Head: Pakistan FATA Key to Afghan Security
- Kerry and Hagel Unveil Atlantic Council's Pakistan Report
- Saving Pakistan’s Economy
- NIC Chairman Thomas Fingar Presents "Global Trends 2025"
Ashraf Ghani is on leave as Chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness, which exists to rethink the role of the state in the globalized world from the citizen perspective. Dr. Ghani is also currently involved in a number of activities supporting the reform of global institutions, including work as a Commissioner on the UN High-Level Panel on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, as a Governor of IDEA and at the World Justice Project of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board. Recently, the Government of Afghanistan nominated him for the position of United Nations Secretary General.
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