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.
Simona Kordosova is an associate director at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. She leads, manages, and executes the Atlantic Council’s core programming on NATO and transatlantic security.
Simona designed and executed the Atlantic Council’s strategy before, during, and after the NATO 2012 Chicago summit and provided intellectual support and strategic insights on NATO’s partnership policy, Smart Defense, NATO enlargement, and US force posture in Europe, among others. She also serves as liaison for the Atlantic Council’s engagement with NATO HQ, NATO PDD, and Allied Command Transformation. Simona also supports the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and managed the Council’s activities on missile defense.
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she worked at the Slovak Atlantic Commission, a Slovak chapter of the Atlantic Treaty Association. As a director of corporate partnerships, she developed and executed fundraising strategy for the GLOBSEC 2011Global Security Forum and managed the Commission’s corporate partnerships program. She also managed and led the execution of several high-profile events and international conferences, including the annual global security forum GLOBSEC. Simona was also an editor-in-chief of the Euro-Atlantic Quarterly expert magazine, which is focused on international security and foreign affairs. During her tenure, she led the transformation of the magazine and created and executed its strategy for growth and impact and communications and public outreach plans.
From February to June 2010, Simona worked as an assistant to the director at the Atlantic Treaty Association in Brussels, Belgium, where she developed the Association’s fundraising and communications efforts, including its online communications and social network strategy. She also interned at the Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. In 2009, she was the sole delegate of Slovakia at the NATO Youth Summit in Strasbourg “NATO in 2020: What lies ahead.”
She earned her master’s degree in international relations at the Matej Bel University in Slovakia, focusing on transatlantic security and NATO and completed a semester at Catholic University of Leuven with the focus on security studies.
She is fluent in Slovak, English, German, and Czech and has basic knowledge of French.
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.