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.
This report, "Energy for Water and Water for Energy," based on the May 2011 workshop’s presentations and discussions, highlights the issues, suggested solutions, and innovative programs that companies and organizations have undertaken to address the nexus problem. It concludes with preliminary recommendations to bring about common sense and effective ways to deal with the energy water nexus in the United States.
Given the importance of addressing the energy water nexus, the Council has initiated a two part series on the nexus issue by bringing together leading US experts to highlight the work being undertaken by Congress, US government agencies, national laboratories, private sector companies and other institutions. The Council held the first meeting on May 17, 2011, focusing on thermal electric power production, and convened a follow-on meeting on the nexus as it relates to the production of primary energy and transportation fuels on November 10, 2011.
The Atlantic Council’s Energy and the Environment Program continues its efforts to inform Congress, the American public, and key policy and industry leaders on energy related issues that impact the United States’ (US) ability to protect its energy, national, economic and environmental security. The Council’s goal is to develop a fact based understanding of energy related issues as well as to identify technology and policy options to address them.
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On May 23, the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is hosting a panel discussion on new developments in security cooperation among the United States, its European allies, and the Gulf states, and how they are likely to evolve in the coming years.
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.