Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, joins Federal News Radio to speak about why America's rebalance to Asia and the Middle East makes our relationship with European countries and NATO different.
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.
In the spring 2012 edition of Energy Focus, Energy and Environment Program senior fellow Pamela Tomski profiles Summit Power Group’s Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP). The plant, which will be a first of its kind, will integrate a gasification combined cycle and urea production plant with carbon capture, utilization, and storage technology into a commercial-scale plant. While the plant will not debut any new technologies, it will be the first to integrate these existing technologies into a single plant. Companies, including Siemens and the Linde Group, have been involved since the outset of the project. The plant will use low-sulfur sub-bituminous coal as its main feedstock, with natural gas as a startup and backup fuel. The plant will provide Summit with a number of revenue streams. Along with electricity, the plant will produce urea for use in fertilizers, as well as CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery projects. Summit will take advantage of both public and private sources to finance the TCEP, and hopes to begin construction on this unique project later this year.
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.