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.
On June 11, 2012, the Atlantic Council and PricewaterhouseCoopers gathered a cross-section of thought leaders from government, academia, the private sector, and schools from across the nation to discuss structural issues that inhibit effective financial literacy teaching education and training.
J. Peter Pham, director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, contributed a chapter on Africa to the comprehensive study on the future of the United States European Command (EUCOM) recently concluded by the National Defense University’s Center for Transatlantic Security and the Atlantic Council.
In the eighth in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center director J. Peter Pham looks at the shifting contours of Sino-African relations.
In an Atlantic Council Issue Brief released today, former US Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. argues that a new economic framework—reflecting the reality that China is no longer a “developing” economy but an increasingly established one—is needed to continue positive US-China economic relations and put the two economies on a path toward a more mutually beneficial structure.
In “El dilema de Mali,” an analysis for Casa África, the Spanish Government’s institute for promoting relations with Africa, J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, examines the challenges faced by the international community in coping with the virtual collapse of the West African country.
In the seventh in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton provides an update on the border dispute between Sudan and South Sudan.
The authors Danya Greenfield, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and Rosa Balfour, head of the Europe in the World Program, European Policy Center, analyze the progress made to date, but conclude that despite ambitious rhetoric by policymakers, the response of the United States and the EU has not yet captured the potential of the moment or lived up to the high expectations that were set in the early days of these transitions.
In an Atlantic Council issue brief, “A Global Industrial Base for 21st Century Security Needs,” Martin J. Bollinger, senior partner with Booz and Company, argues that the United States has become increasingly dependent upon global and other non-traditional suppliers to meet evolving US forces’ needs for future missions and that the US Department of Defense will need to evolve its industrial-base policy accordingly.
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.
In the fifth in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Ansari Center deputy director Bronwyn Bruton takes a look at the US Special Forces-supported hunt in Central Africa for the remnants of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
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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.