Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, joins Federal News Radio to speak about why America's rebalance to Asia and the Middle East makes our relationship with European countries and NATO different.
Frederic C. Hof, senior fellow with the Hariri Middle East Center, appeared on Australia’s primetime news program to discuss the G8 countries’ talks on the Syria conflict, the Obama administration’s plans to arm the Syrian opposition while seeking a negotiated settlement, and the broader regional implications of the Syria conflict.
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.
Jeff Lightfoot is a deputy director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. He provides thought leadership on how the United States can leverage the transatlantic community and its global network of alliances and partnerships to enhance security in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He is responsible for the Council’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative, serves as the secretariat of the Council’s Strategic Advisors Group, and directs major studies on transatlantic and regional security.
Jeff has served as rapporteur of numerous flagship Atlantic Council task force reports, including A New Deal: Reforming US Defense Cooperation with Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia with George Casey and Jim Kolbe; Anchoring the Alliance with R. Nicholas Burns and Damon Wilson; Astana on the Atlantic: Transatlantic Strategy on Central Asia and the OSCE with Damon Wilson and Ross Wilson; and Needed: A Comprehensive US Policy Toward Pakistan.
In his time at the Council, Jeff has contributed to the organization’s growth and transformation by assisting in the establishment and initial programming of the Council’s South Asia Center, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, and Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He played a major role in developing and executing the fundraising campaign to expand and transform the Council’s former International Security Program into the current Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.
Jeff has written on transatlantic relations and international security for the Boston Globe, CNN.com, The Fletcher Forum, The National Interest, The Journal for Transatlantic Studies, la Revue Internationale et Strategique, and les Cahiers du RMES. He is a member of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Global Atlanticists Network.
Jeff earned his masters in European and Eurasian studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, where he currently serves as an admissions ambassador. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a BA in international studies and French and a BS from the Kelley School of Business. Jeff is a member of the external advisory council for the International Studies Department at Indiana University Bloomington. He developed a working level proficiency in French through his studies at Sciences Po Paris and the Rouen Business School.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Jeff interned at the Scowcroft Group and State Farm Insurance. He is a native of Schaumburg, Illinois.
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.