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.
Publications - Energy & Environment
Europe’s energy security discourse has been traditionally preoccupied with concerns about potential physical disruption of Russian gas. Fixation over the possibility of a physical disruption misses the point and misreads current European gas market realities.
Atlantic Council Board Director Odeh Aburdene says in this issue brief that thanks to hydraulic fracturing and deep water technology, oil and gas extracted from rock shale formations will increase dramatically in the next ten years in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, and South Africa.
The Atlantic Council's Energy and Environment Program released a report entitled: "Impact of Municipal, Industrial, and Commercial Water Needs on the Energy Water Nexus: Challenges, Solutions, and Recommendations," which highlights the issues that were brought to light in the June 2012 workshop Water and Watts: the Potential to Save Energy and Water in the Municipal, Industrial and Commercial Sectors.
The Atlantic Council’s Energy and Environment Program has released an issue brief entitled: “The Business Case for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage.” The issue brief is one in a series the Atlantic Council is publishing to analyzing carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). This brief, by Pamela Tomski, senior fellow, Energy and Environment Program, analyzes the economic issues associated with CCUS, including CO2-capture costs, project risks, and emerging business models.
The Atlantic Council’s Energy and Environment Program has released an issue brief entitled: “US Policy Shift to Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Driven by Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery.” The issue brief is one in a series the Atlantic Council is publishing analyzing carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).
The Atlantic Council's Energy and Environment Program released a report entitled: "Fueling America and the Energy Water Nexus: How and Why it Impacts the Nexus and What Next," which highlights the issues that were brought to light in the November 2011 workshop Energy Water Nexus Primary Fuels for Power and Transportation in the US.
Historically, energy security has played a central role in shaping the national security strategy and interests of the Baltic states. The diverse challenges that exist in the region make it necessary to focus on identifying areas of cooperation between the countries as they pursue diversified oil and gas supplies.
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.
The Atlantic Council released an issue brief by Blythe Lyons, nonresident senior fellow of the Energy and Environment Program, entitled: "Primary Energy and Transportation Fuels and the Energy and Water Nexus: Ten Challenges," which highlights the issues that were brought to light in the
The culmination of conferences in Washington, DC and Brussels, European Unconventional Gas Developments: Environmental Issues and Regulatory Challenges in the EU and the U.S. outlines the regulatory lessons learned during the recent shale gas boom in the United States and seeks to build a regulatory framework for the European context.
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.