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."
Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof of the Council's Hariri Middle East Center speaks with host Scott Simon of NPR Weekend Edition about the worsening crisis in Syria and the United States' limited military and political options.
For the recently released book Pakistan: Beyond the ‘Crisis State’, edited by former Pakistan ambassador to the United States and the United Kingdom Maleeha Lodhi, South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz contributed the chapter "Army and Politics," offering insight into the nature and motivations of the Pakistan Army. A significant partner in the global war on terror, the Pakistan Army plays an enormous role in shaping its own country’s social and economic outlook.
Shuja Nawaz, director of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center, appeared on PBS NewsHour to discuss the issue of strained U.S.-Pakistan relations. Tensions between the two countries have escalated following the release of a CIA contractor charged with killing two Pakistanis, which was immediately followed by U.S. drone strikes that killed 40 civilians.
Atlantic Council Managing Editor James Joyner recently contributed an essay titled "Civilian Control, Not Citizen Soldiers" in the latest issue of The American Conservative. In the article, Joyner looks at the disconnect between the American public and its military in the midst of wartime operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson appeared on CNN's "American Morning" in a segment on recent developments in Libya and Yemen.
On April 2, Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson participated on the panel "Regional Geopolitics: New Contingencies, Old Threats" at the 2011 Joint Baltic American National Committee Conference.
Ansari Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham recently wrote a briefing paper entitled "West African Piracy: Symptoms, Causes, and Responses" for the Global Challenge, Regional Responses: Forging a Common Approach to Maritime Piracy Conference that is slated to take place from April 18-19 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Ansari Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham appeared on The Takeaway morning radio news show on WNYC for multiple interviews, as well as PBS's NewsHour to discuss the precarious situation in the Ivory Coast.
Atlantic Council executive vice president Damon Wilson appeared on CNN's "American Morning" to talk about NATO's actions in Libya.
Thomas Ricks has published a long rebuttal by the 2010-2011 class of Atlantic Council military fellows to the notion that the United States armed forces are losing its best officers.
On March 23, German Ambassador to the US Klaus Scharioth presented Atlantic Council Chairman Senator Chuck Hagel with the Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, for his efforts in strengthening transatlantic and German-American relations.
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.
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.