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.
Laura Macedo is program assistant for events at the Atlantic Council.
Laura is originally from Brazil and has been in the US for almost 5 years. Laura holds a BA in agronomy from the University Catholic Dom Bosco in Campo Grande, Brazil. She has worked as an intern at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation EMBRAPA in Brazil researching solutions for sustainable development of Brazilian agribusiness to conserve natural resources. She has also worked as an intern-lab assistant at UCDB, performing analysis on the physical properties of soil and water as well as chemical analysis and physical chemistry, and managing the students. In addition, Laura has worked as agronomy engineer at Eko Qualidade Ambiental environmental protection consultancy, working directly with farmers and the government to ensure lawful planting of harvesting trees, as well as helping famers to plan for optimal land use.
Laura graduated with a master’s degree in management from the University of Northern Virginia. While in school for her degree, she additionally volunteered at O’Brien Jones PPLC patent law firm in event planning, arranging meeting spaces, organizing catering, and personnel management.
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.