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.
On Friday, March 15, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Relations Program hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion with Buenos Aires Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodriguez Larreta. The event was part of the Atlantic Council’s new initiative to explore Latin America’s role in the transatlantic relationship alongside Europe and the United States.
Please join the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center on March 13 for “Ending Ethnic and Sectarian Violence in Pakistan,” a discussion with Hassan Abbas, professor of international security studies at National Defense University; and Knox Thames, director of policy and research at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Please join the Atlantic Council for a debate on US strategy in the Middle East with Michele Dunne and Barry Pavel, coauthors of a new Atlantic Council issue brief. The issue brief will be released at the event, just prior to President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan, and on the heels of Secretary of State John Kerry’s nine-country tour of Europe and the Middle East.
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for its annual conference on missile defense on March 12, 2013. This year’s conference will maintain its traditional focus on transatlantic missile defense, while also addressing other key regions, including Asia and the Middle East.
On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council hosted a roundtable strategy session on the “State of Internet and Cybersecurity Governance” to encourage collaboration among key stakeholders from partner nations, US government officials, and the private sector.
From March 11-12, the Atlantic Council and the World Energy Council hosted a workshop which focused on individual countries in East Central Europe to review the progress being made in refining best practices and in addressing environmental concerns and regulatory requirements within Europe.
As the Obama Administration enters its second term, it will need to grapple with a fundamental strategic question: what role should the United States play in the world? The Atlantic Council is proud to host the Project for a United and Strong America for the launch of their new report, A New National Security Strategy for the United States.
On March 5, the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and Energy and Environment Program held an off-the-record discussion on “The European Union’s External Energy Policy Priorities with Special Focus on Russia and Ukraine.”
On March 1 the Eurasian Energy Futures Inititative will host the Minister of Industry and Trade for the Czech Republic, Martin Kuba, for a speech on the evolution of the country’s energy strategy to be followed by a moderated discussion with the audience.
The 2013 Fellowship application is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Please review the selection timeline below for more information about the application review process.
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.