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.
Danya Greenfield is the deputy director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
Greenfield leads the Yemen Policy Initiative and writes extensively on Yemen, Jordan, and Egypt, as well as US assistance to the Arab world.
She is a democracy and governance specialist with extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa. Greenfield has extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa, and prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she worked at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) as a program officer, implementing a three-year corporate governance project in the region, and subsequently managing a portfolio of projects in Yemen.
Before CIPE, Greenfield worked as a program officer at the International Republican Institute (IRI) from 2003-2007 and helped launch several field offices and managed a variety of programs related to elections, political party strengthening and civil society development in Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Qatar, Jordan and West Bank/Gaza. Prior to IRI, she participated in a year-long fellowship to study Arabic at the American University of Cairo and worked with the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights.
From 1997-2000, Greenfield worked within the NGO and interfaith community in Washington on international policy issues and advocated to increase US international engagement, support foreign aid, and fulfill US financial commitments to the United Nations.
Greenfield holds a master’s degree in international relations and Middle East studies from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tufts University. She has advanced skills in modern standard Arabic and Egyptian dialect.
Radio VOA | February 15, 2013
Will the Obama Administration Limit Drone Strikes?
National Public Radio-affiliate KPCC | January 30, 2013
Danya Greenfield speaks on Progress and Challenges for Yemen and Bahrain
Radio VOA | February 27, 2012
Drone Policy Hurts the US's Image in Yemen
Washington Post | April 2, 2013
Overcoming the Pitfalls of Yemen's National Dialogue
Foreign Policy | March 18, 2013
Yemen: A Glass Half-Full
Viewpoint | March 07, 2013
Jordan King Launches ‘White Revolution’
Al Monitor | February 14, 2013
Whole Drone Program Deserves Scrutiny
New Atlanticist | February 7, 2013
Optimism After Jordan’s Elections
The Middle East Channel | January 25, 2013
In Jordan's Elections, Widespread Apathy but Also a Silver Lining
Viewpoint | January 23, 2013
Jordan’s Electoral Environment and Prospects for Change
Atlantic Council Issue Brief | January 17, 2013
Ask Brennan: Are Drones Really Working?
The Atlantic | January 16, 2013
Yemen’s Democratic Revolution One Year Later
The Atlantic | November 30, 2012
Jordan’s Economic Woes Lead to Heightened Political Dissent
Viewpoint | November 16, 2012
Rallying for Yemen in Riyadh
Viewpoint | September 04, 2012
Reversing the Anti-American Sway in Yemen
Middle East Channel | August 16, 2012
Perception vs. Reality: US Needs to Deliver for Egypt
New Atlanticist | July 11, 2012
Yemen’s Ticking Time Bomb
Al Monitor | July 9, 2012
Arab Awakening: Are the US and EU Missing the Challenge?
Atlantic Council Report | June 8, 2012
Yemeni Youth Condemn Drones, Call for Halt to Saleh Clan Support
Al Monitor | June 05, 2012
Yemen’s Election Might Matter
Middle East Channel | February 21, 2012
With Syria, Don’t Repeat Yemen Mistake
New Atlanticist | February 01, 2012
From Tahrir to Trade: Gaining International Economic Support
Egypt Source | December 22, 2011
A US-EU Action Plan for Supporting Democratization: Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia
Atlantic Council Report | November 21, 2011
The US Can’t Afford to Pass on Yemen
New Atlanticist | November 14, 2011
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.