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.
Dr. Ashraf Ghani, a recent Afghan presidential candidate and founder of the Insititute for State Effectiveness, recommended policies to rescue government legitimacy and strengthen state functionality in Afghanistan in the wake of controversial August presidential elections.
The Atlantic Council and the U.S. Naval War College jointly sponsored a conference on the challenges and opportunities for maritime security cooperation with a keynote address by Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development and a member of the Atlantic Council's Business and Economics Advisors Group, analyzed the responses of the IMF and World Bank to the financial crisis and the new challenges the institutions now face.
The Atlantic Council, in cooperation with the Embassies of Finland, Estonia and Norway, hosted the first of three half-day conferences today concerning the impact of the August 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict on European security.
The Atlantic Council hosted a conference on the Next Steps for Missile Defense in Europe featuring the Honorable Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, LTG Patrick O'Reilly, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, and Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee.
On Wednesday, September 30, the Atlantic Council and the Hanns Seidel Foundation hosted a half-day conference of experts analyzing the results of Germany's September 27 federal elections.
The Atlantic Council's Asia Program and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce jointly hosted a roundtable discussion on the Chinese economy's transformation to a consumption-driven model. The conversation analyzed the McKinsey Global Institute’s new study, If you've got it, spend it: Unleashing the Chinese consumer.
General William "Kip" Ward, Commander of United States Africa Command, joined the Atlantic Council to discuss present and future challenges to peace and security on the African continent. He offered his perspective on current U.S. security efforts in Africa as well as on how the U.S. can work with friends and allies on missions in Africa ranging from capacity building to humanitarian relief.
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.