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.
Edgar Buckley is currently Senior Vice President, European Business Development, based at Thales headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. He joined Thales in September 2003 following a career in British government and international organization service. He was from 1999 until 2003 the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Planning and Operations, responsible under Lord Robertson for NATO defense policy and operational issues. Before that he was from 1996 until 1999 Assistant Under Secretary of State (Home and Overseas) in the Ministry of Defense in London, responsible for policy advice on UK military operations and UK defense relations with countries outside Europe and North America. In previous appointments, Edgar Buckley was the Defence Counsellor to the UK Delegation to NATO and the Western European Union from 1992 until 1996; Head of the MOD Defence Arms Control Unit from 1991 to 1992; Head of Resources and Programmes (Navy) from 1985 to 1989; Assistant Director, Nuclear Policy from 1984 to 1985; Assistant Director, Strategic Systems/Trident Finance from 1980 to 1984; Principal, Civilian Management (Specialists) from 1978 to 1980; and Private Secretary to the Vice Chief of the Air Staff from 1976 to 1978. Edgar Buckley attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1990 and conducted an Efficiency Study on Defence Equipment Decision-Making and a Reorganization Study on the Defence Policy Staff in 1991. Before joining the Ministry of Defence, Edgar Buckley worked for a short period as a teacher in London, where he was born and educated. He has a BA (Hons) and a Ph.D from London University.
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.