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.
Orhan Taner is the Istanbul-based director of the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit.
A native of Istanbul, Turkey, Orhan Taner graduated with honors from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where he majored in economics and mathematics.
He received his master's degree in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.
Orhan Taner spent fourteen years with Bankers Trust Company in New York City, where he completed pioneering work in the bank's capital markets, treasury, emerging markets, and venture capital divisions, eventually rising to the position of managing director.
While at Bankers Trust, he established Turk Merchant Bank, a Istanbul-based joint-venture investment bank in late 1980s.
In mid-1990s, he developed an interest in the new economy, which led him to start-up the Bankers Trust Internet Division in 1995, and eventually the bank's first Corporate Venture Capital Group in 1997.
Following his successful career on Wall Street, Orhan Taner co-founded and later served as the chairman of the "Turkish American Business Forum", a not-for-profit business association headquartered in New York City.
In 2002, after having lived and worked for twenty-five years in the US, Orhan Taner returned to his hometown and founded "Contemporary Istanbul", the very first and internationally acclaimed contemporary art fair in Turkey.
He was a partner in and acted the fair's founding director during its initial two years, until he was appointed as the vice chairman and CEO of a Turkish conglomerate, with companies operating in the technology, finance, social media, and real estate sectors.
Orhan Taner is married with a six-year old son.
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.