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.
Bronwyn Bruton, deputy director at the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, spoke on a panel at an event entitled “Whither Somalia,” held at the US Institute of Peace (USIP). Moderated by Jon Temin, director of the Sudan and South Sudan program at USIP, the panel featured Mary Harper, Africa editor at the BBC World Service and author of the new book “Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State,” and Sadia Ali Aden, human rights advocate and freelance writer.
The panelists drew on the history and culture of the failed state to examine how recent developments—including the election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as president, and the withdrawal of al-Shabaab from its last stronghold of Kismayo— will play out. Despite its latest achievements, Somalia faces huge political and economic challenges in the near and long-term future, such as the need to strengthen domestic security forces and develop economic potential. Following on the theme in the title of Harper’s book, panelists also addressed how to “get Somalia right,” and contemplated the positive steps the US and the international community could take to support Somalia’s fragile stability.
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.