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.
Last Friday the United Nations Security Council bought itself a little more time to figure out what to do about the deteriorating political, security, and humanitarian situation in Mali by unanimously voting to give regional leaders 45 days to come up with a detailed plan that the council can review. If Resolution 2071 is not destined to be recorded as much of a milestone, it is understandable insofar as there are no easy solutions to the crisis affecting the West African nation and threatening to engulf the entire Sahel.
In a matter of months, Mali has gone from being one of the region's rare stable democracies to a failed state struggling for its very survival amid the simultaneous challenges of a separatist insurrection, a military coup, and a devastating drought—all compounded by the takeover of a territory the size of Texas by al Qaeda's local affiliate and various extremists allies.
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). This event will be streamed LIVE from 3:00 p.m.
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.