Hariri Center Director Michele Dunne and Senior Fellow Amy Hawthorne reflect on US policy toward the Middle East and North Africa in the two years since President Barack Obama promised to make it a top priority to support democracy and human rights in the region.
J. Peter Pham, director the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was one of four experts invited to address a high-level international conference on the crisis in the Sahel region convened today in The Hague.
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.
Dr. Yves Boyer is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris; he holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Sorbonne. A Senior Researcher at the French Institute for International Affairs (IFRI) in the mid-80s, he later moved to CREST, a French think tank that focuses on defense issues. He is now Deputy Director of the Paris-based Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique and member of the Atlantic Council Strategic Advisors Group. He also chairs the Société Française d'Etudes Militaires. Boyer is Associate Professor at the French Army Academy , as well as at the ENA and Ecole Polytechnique.
A former IISS researcher and Woodrow Wilson Scholar, he has published many articles on security and defense issues in various journals (The Washington Quarterly, the RUSI journal, Europe Archiv, Politique Etrangère, among others). He is member of the editorial board of the Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales; the International Spectator from the IAI in Rome; the Revue de Géoéconomie (Paris) as well as Questions Internationales (Paris). Specializing in military affairs, his works include French and European defense and security policies. He published “The consequences of US and NATO transformation for the European Union: a European view” in “Transatlantic Transformations: Equipping NATO for the 21st century” (Daniel S. Hamilton editor, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University: 2004.)
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.