Frederic C. Hof, senior fellow with the Hariri Middle East Center, appeared on Australia’s primetime news program to discuss the G8 countries’ talks on the Syria conflict, the Obama administration’s plans to arm the Syrian opposition while seeking a negotiated settlement, and the broader regional implications of the Syria conflict.
Atlantic Council managing editor James Joyner asks in The National Interest, "Why Should Congress and the Courts Care About Snooping If Citizens Don't?"
J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was interviewed by Brian Todd on CNN’s Situation Room in a segment on the discovery of evidence in northern Mali that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) may have acquired surface-to-air missiles.
Atlantic Council Managing Editor James Joyner published an editorial in The National Interest arguing it's better to "trust in those charged with safeguarding our nation's secrets to do so honorably than to make every disgruntled Army private or low-level contractor a de facto national classification authority."
Casa África, the Spanish Government’s institute for promoting relations with Africa, has published a translation of an article on the trends driving Africa’s buoyant economic prospects by J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center. “África Emergente: cinco tendencias impulsan las halagüeñas perspectivas económicas del continente” was originally published as the cover article of the July/August issue of the global affairs magazine Diplomatic Courier.
Established in 2006 and headquartered in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Casa África is a public consortium formed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Regional Government of the Canary Islands, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, and the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council. Developed in the framework of the Spanish Government’s “Plan África,” the institute’s mandate is to promote relations with Africa with the aim of strengthening Spain’s international position. Casa África seeks to build long lasting relationships based on trust with the continent’s economically relevant countries and regions. The organization is led by a director-general, currently Santiago Martínez-Caro de la Concha Castañeda, former Spanish ambassador to Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia.
Photo credit: Casa Africa.
On June 19, please join the Eurasia Center for a discussion on the IMF’s recent presentation Two Decades of Transition in Caucasus and Central Asia: Taking Stock and the Road Ahead with Dr. Juha Kähkönen, deputy director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, and the Honorable William Courtney, former US ambassador to Georgia and Kazakhstan and former special assistant to the President and senior director of the National Security Council staff for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. This event will be streamed LIVE from 10:30 a.m.
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On June 24, the Brent Scowcroft Center of the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on the most recent claims of Chinese cyber espionage and the implications of this threat for the US-China relationship and China's ties with its neighbors in Asia.
On June 27, the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force will launch a new issue brief by Ramin Asgard and Barbara Slavin entitled US-Iran Cultural Engagement: A Cost Effective Boon to US National Security, along with a public briefing on people-to-people exchanges with Iran.