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.
Natalia Wobst served as the Energy and Economic Summit coordinator at the Atlantic Council’s Patriciu Eurasia Center.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council in 2011, she served as Communications Associate at Eurasia Foundation, where she took a major role in organizing the Foundation’s 2011 “Conflicts in Eurasia: Is Resolution Possible” panel discussion. Before that, while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Seattle, Washington, she worked as an intern at the Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation (FRAEC). Here, she helped to administer the Open World Leadership and Community Connections Programs, hosting training and exchange programs for delegates from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Russia during her tenure. From June – August 2009, Natalia took part in American Councils’ Eurasian Regional Language Program in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, where she studied Uzbek intensively and compiled research for her thesis on “Local Impact on Secondary Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan.”
Natalia also worked for two years at Language Link in Moscow, Russia, first as Program Coordinator for British students pursuing language studies abroad, then as Director of International Programs, additionally organizing work and study programs for teachers, translators, and volunteers working throughout Russia. She has been published in the Seattle Times and on the Seattle PostGlobe, an independent news blog.
Originally from Massachusetts, she holds a BA in Russian and German languages, with a minor in Journalism from Beloit College in Wisconsin, and an MA from the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, with a concentration Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies, a major in Political Science and minor in Education.
She speaks fluent Russian and German and is proficient in Uzbek.
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.
On June 17, please join the Atlantic Council, Belarussian-American Association, Freedom House, and the Joint Baltic American National Committee for a screening of the Belarusian film "Belarussian Dream" by Ekaterina Kibalchich. Following the screening of the film, there will be a Q&A panel with experts on the human rights situation in Belarus.