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.
Magnus Nordenman is a deputy director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.
His primary areas of responsibility include developing and shaping cutting-edge analytic projects and event programming for the Scowcroft Center, and managing key relationships with government, industry, and the wider policy community. With expertise in military transformation, transatlantic defense and security issues, and emerging security challenges, he also helps oversee key projects on topics such as security in the global commons, NATO reform, and maritime security. He also has authored thought pieces on the future of the US military and regional security. He is also the editor (and a chapter co-author) of the Atlantic Council policy report Nordic-Baltic Security in the 21st Century.
Before coming to the Atlantic Council Magnus served as a defense analyst with a small Washington consulting company, where he tracked and reported on the US defense budget, the development of unmanned systems, remote sensing technologies, the BRAC process, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also served as a strategic planning consultant for a European naval contractor, where he designed security and defense scenarios to help the company’s leadership make decisions on the development of future platforms and capabilities intended for the global defense and security market. Finally, he also worked as a research associate at the Pearson Peacekeeping Center in Canada, where he developed scenarios and simulations for stabilization and reconstruction exercises used by the US Marine Corps, Canadian Forces, the United Nations, and others.
Magnus earned his bachelor of arts in international studies from the Virginia Military Institute, where he also was an Army ROTC cadet. He earned his master of arts in national security studies at the Patterson School of Diplomacy at the University of Kentucky. He also has studied military sociology and European military history and theory at the German Armed Forces University in Munich. A proud American immigrant, Magnus came to the United States from Sweden in 1998.
On May 22, the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative will hold a discussion on the history of cyber critical infrastructure protection in recognition of the 15th anniversary of Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD-63). This event will be streamed LIVE from 3:00 p.m.
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.