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.
J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, gave a luncheon presentation today at the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) on “African Hot Spots: Current Crises, Emerging Challenges.”
At the invitation of Lloyd O. Pierson, president and CEO of USADF, Pham gave a tour d’horizon of the most significant current geopolitical challenges in Africa, including the collapse of the Somali state, the takeover of northern Mali by Islamist extremists, the ongoing conflict in and between Sudan and South Sudan, the campaign of violence by Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the continued strife in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Created by Act of Congress in 1980, USADF is an independent federal government agency whose mission is to provide direct economic development assistance to marginalized populations in conflict and post-conflict areas in Africa.
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.