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.
Anna was an assistant director of the Atlantic Council’s Patriciu Eurasia Center.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in 2011, she served as a qualitative research analyst for Glevum Associates, a US military contractor, conducting public opinion research in Afghanistan. She also has worked as a research analyst for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, focusing upon the economies and politics of Russia and Eastern Europe; as the program coordinator of the American foreign policy program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); and at the Swiss Foundation for World Affairs and the International Organization for Migration.
She has interned at the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva and was an elections observer for the International Republican Institute in Bangladesh during the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has published articles on Russia and the Middle East in publications such as Washington Post.com, Forbes.com, Nationalreview.com and the Middle East Quarterly. She also provides monthly analysis for the Foreign Military Studies Office at Fort Leavenworth’s Operational Environment Watch.
She is a member of the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) Future Leaders program and the Eurasia Foundation Young Professionals Network.
Originally from Moscow, Russia, she holds a BA in international relations and political science, with a minor in economics from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, and an MA from SAIS, with concentrations in Middle East studies, international law, and international economics.
She is fluent in Russian, and speaks Arabic and Spanish.
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. This event will be streamed LIVE from 10:30 a.m.
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.