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.
In an invited commentary published by The New York Times in its “Room for Debate” feature, J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, discusses whether or not Mali is turning into the new Afghanistan.
While acknowledging the perils of analogy in international affairs, the piece suggests that the parallels are there, not only in the threat to international security of having a territory the size of Texas controlled by al-Qaeda-linked militants, but also in trying to deal with that danger without first clearly defining the objectives and a finely calibrated and carefully sequenced approach to achieving them.
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).
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.