Atlantic Council managing editor James Joyner asks in The National Interest, "Why Should Congress and the Courts Care About Snooping If Citizens Don't?"
J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was interviewed by Brian Todd on CNN’s Situation Room in a segment on the discovery of evidence in northern Mali that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) may have acquired surface-to-air missiles.
Atlantic Council Managing Editor James Joyner published an editorial in The National Interest arguing it's better to "trust in those charged with safeguarding our nation's secrets to do so honorably than to make every disgruntled Army private or low-level contractor a de facto national classification authority."
Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof of the Council's Hariri Middle East Center speaks with host Scott Simon of NPR Weekend Edition about the worsening crisis in Syria and the United States' limited military and political options.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in 2011, Mara worked for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she was a Junior Fellow in the Middle East Program focusing on Egypt and Yemen. Mara was a 2009 Fulbright Fellow to Oman, where she studied the constraints on freedom of speech and expression in authoritarian regimes. Mara graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Arabic. Her research interests include Egyptian politics, legal and political reform in the Middle East, and U.S. policy in the region.
“Has Egypt’s Revolution Left Women Behind?” The Middle East Channel, Foreign Policy, (December 8, 2011) Online.
Co-author with Dunne, Gedmin, Dabrowski, Dadush, Ghanem, Rohac, Safianik, and Yousef. “Egypt’s Democratic Transition: Five Important Myths about the Economy and International Assistance,” A report from the Carnegie Endowment and Legatum Institute. (July 2011). Online.
“Egypt’s Uprising: Implications for Regional Stability, U.S.-Egypt Relations, and the Peace Process,” Journal of Afkar/Ideas, Vol. 29 (March 2011), pp. 53-60.
With Chris Boucek. “The Unraveling of the Saleh Regime in Yemen,” CTC Sentinel, Vol. 4, No. 3 (March 2011), pp. 1-3.
With Michele Dunne. “Overview of Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Commentary (March 16, 2011). Online.
With Michele Dunne. “Rethinking Internal Security in Egypt,” The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Commentary (March 16, 2011). Online.
With Michele Dunne. “Egypt: How a Lack of Political Reform Undermined Economic Reform,” The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Commentary (February 23, 2011). Online.
“Trajectories of Change in Omani Poetry,” The Middle East Institute (Encounters) 20 (January, 2010): 1-5. Print.
“Immigration Issues: City on a Hill,” The American Prospect, Vol. 18 (October, 2007): 31-33. Print.
“Day Laborers Rally in Virginia,” The American Prospect (August 7, 2007). Online.
“Suppressing the Truths of War,” The American Prospect (July 18, 2007). Online.
On June 19, please join the Eurasia Center for a discussion on the IMF’s recent presentation Two Decades of Transition in Caucasus and Central Asia: Taking Stock and the Road Ahead with Dr. Juha Kähkönen, deputy director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, and the Honorable William Courtney, former US ambassador to Georgia and Kazakhstan and former special assistant to the President and senior director of the National Security Council staff for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.
On June 24, the Brent Scowcroft Center of the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on the most recent claims of Chinese cyber espionage and the implications of this threat for the US-China relationship and China's ties with its neighbors in Asia.
On June 27, the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force will launch a new issue brief by Ramin Asgard and Barbara Slavin entitled US-Iran Cultural Engagement: A Cost Effective Boon to US National Security, along with a public briefing on people-to-people exchanges with Iran.