The current crisis in Mali came largely as a shock to the international community. Yet, with the conflict having gone from local insurgency to full scale war and back, plenty of analyses have begun to formulate an early consensus among analysts: the conflict, it is argued, is a direct result of the 2011 civil war in Libya and NATO's intervention there.
The Atlantic Council, in partnership with the Ecologic Institute, is pleased to announce that the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) is seeking applications from rising leaders in the United States and European Union.
As John Brennan’s confirmation hearing to be the next director of the CIA approaches on Thursday, it is an ideal time to examine his record. While he is the man perhaps best positioned  to reform the agency and to handle the complex challenges facing the country, there are some questions he should answer during his hearing.
Since Hamas won the Palestinian legislative elections in January 2006 and subsequently took control of the Gaza Strip in June 2007, Israel has dealt with the "Islamic Resistance" through a policy of non-recognition, political isolation, and military containment. The recent escalation of violence in Gaza should call for a reconsideration of this strategy.
WASHINGTON – The Atlantic Council, in partnership with the Istanbul Policy Center, has launched its third annual Young Turkey/Young America two-week exchange program today.
From NATO : Three young people from Armenia, Russia and the United Kingdom were among 20 competition winners to win a trip to NATO’s Chicago Summit in May. Upon returning home, they took time to reflect on their experiences.
From Joshua Foust, the New Atlanticist : I had the privilege of attending the Young Atlanticist Summit , sponsored by the Atlantic Council , during the NATO Summit last week in Chicago. It was a fascinating experience, getting to hear NATO officials discuss their plans with an oftentimes skeptical crowd.
The Atlantic Council, in partnership with the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) at Sabanci University, is excited to announce the 2012-2013 Young Turkey/Young America program. Funded by the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this dynamic exchange program is designed to connect future leaders from the United States and Turkey.
I had the privilege of attending the Young Atlanticist Summit , sponsored by The Atlantic Council, during the NATO Summit last week in Chicago. It was a fascinating experience, getting to hear NATO officials discuss their plans with an oftentimes skeptical crowd.
For the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, the Atlantic Council featured reports, congressional testimony, smart analysis, and events on a myriad of issues important to the discussion in Chicago.