Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne and Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne reflect on US policy toward the Middle East and North Africa in the two years since President Barack Obama promised to make it a top priority to support democracy and human rights in the region.
J. Peter Pham, director the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was one of four experts invited to address a high-level international conference on the crisis in the Sahel region convened today in The Hague.
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.
Events - Transatlantic Relations
On September 9, the Atlantic Council, the Institute for Security and Development Policy and the US Army War College hosted a conference that focused on the trilateral US-Europe-Russia relationship and the current status and future of the reset. The sessions identified the obstacles and challenges facing the reset and steps for U.S. and European governments to drive relations with Russia forward.
On Friday, August 5th, the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program and Transatlantic Relations Program hosted H.E. Dragan Sutanovac, Serbia’s Minister of Defense for an off-the-record strategy session.
On July 20, the Council hosted an off-the-record roundtable with Georgia’s high-level delegation to the Security Working Group of the US-Georgia Charter on Strategic Partnership.
On June 29-30, the Atlantic Council hosted a Youth Forum during the Community of Democracies (CoD) ministerial in Vilnius, in collaboration with two Lithuanian NGOs and with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy.
The Atlantic Council hosted its annual Freedom Awards dinner in Wrocław, Poland on June 10th during the Wrocław Global Forum organized jointly by the Council and the City of Wrocław. Conference website at wgf2011.eu.
On April 6, 2011, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Relations Program hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç.
On March 3, the Council hosted an off-the-record roundtable entitled “Albania in the Western Balkans: Promoting Security and Democracy as a NATO ally,” with Edith Harxhi, Albania’s Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of regional affairs.
On February 18, the Council hosted a roundtable on European attitudes towards the U.S. and the transatlantic relationship with Robert Manchin, Managing Director of The Gallup Organisation Europe.
On February 17, the Council hosted a dynamic and results-oriented strategy session with Lithuania’s Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) Audronius Ažubalis. Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe provided welcoming remarks, and Executive Vice President Damon Wilson moderated the discussion.
During our session, the CiO was offered strategic counsel from expert panelists and high-level participants to articulate an action plan for Lithuania’s OSCE chairmanship.
On February 14, the Council hosted an off-the-record roundtable on Roma inclusion in Europe with Zoltán Balog, Hungary’s State Secretary for Social Inclusion.
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.