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.
In the issue brief “Behind the Eight Ball: Deciding on an OSCE Summit,” co-authored by the Chairman of the task force, Senator Chuck Hagel, Patriciu Eurasia Center Director Ross Wilson, and Vice President and International Security Program Director Damon Wilson argue that the U.S. focus on Central Asia since 9/11 through the prism of the war in Afghanistan has distorted America’s relations in the region, undermined its integrated regional approach to Afghanistan and invited corruption and instability to spread to Kyrgyzstan. It is time for a new approach. This issue brief advocates a rejuvenated OSCE with enduring relevance in Central Asia and a prominent role in stabilizing Kyrgyzstan and supporting Afghanistan within the context of a comprehensive U.S. policy toward the region. To advance this strategy, Washington should embrace the idea of a substantive OSCE summit in 2010.
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Senator Chuck Hagel is chairman of the Atlantic Council. He also serves as the co-chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and previously represented Nebraska in the U.S. Senate.
Damon Wilson is Vice President and Director of the International Security Program at the Atlantic Council. He formerly served as a career official in the U.S. government, most recently as Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, during which he was responsible for OSCE issues.
Ambassador Ross Wilson is Director of the Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council. As a career foreign service officer, he formerly managed Central Asia policy at the State Department and served as Ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan.
The authors serve as Project Directors for the Council’s Task Force on Eurasia as Part of Transatlantic Security. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the Atlantic Council or all task force members.
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).
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.