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.
The economic partnership between the United States and EU is a model for and a driving force of the global economy. Together, the United States and European Union comprise nearly 40% of global GDP and share the world’s largest trading relationship. Transatlantic investment by the deeply integrated business community is an even greater source of prosperity, economic growth, job creation and innovation in both markets, and further illustrates our profound economic interdependence. The economic ties between the United States and EU are sturdy, even in times of political divergence, continuing to deepen and solidify these ties and further open our markets is of mutual benefit for both parties.
As globalization continues to expand, it is increasing wealth and power for many emerging countries, and fundamentally transforming the dynamics of the global economy. Transatlantic cooperation and leadership will be increasingly crucial to ensure continued openness and stability in the global economy, to support international economic institutions and high standards, and to counter regionalism or economic nationalism.
In order to promote further transatlantic economic integration and cooperation, the Atlantic Council has launched the Business and Economics Advisory Group (BEAG). This group of internationally renowned policy experts and leaders from the academic, business, and political fields in both Europe and the United States will heighten the visibility and level of debate on a wide range of transatlantic business and economic policy issues.
The BEAG, co-chaired by Caio Coch-Weser, vice chairman of Deutsche Bank, and Stuart Eizenstat, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury, examines key economic topics where there is an identifiable common transatlantic challenge, and identifies specific avenues for transatlantic cooperation on those topics. BEAG members will be instrumental in policy formation and debates regarding economic and trade policy in both the United States and Europe, providing expertise and stature to the Council’s work on a range of economic and business issues, including:
- The future of trade liberalization initiatives
- The impact of emerging economies in the global arena
- Economic aspects of climate change
- The international impact of private capital movements
- Transatlantic leadership in global economic institutions
The BEAG will serves as a key advisory group for the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program.
Stuart Eizenstat, Co-ChairHead of International Trade and Finance
Covington & Burling
Caio Koch-Weser, Co-ChairVice Chairman
Deutsche Bank Group
Timothy Adams, Managing Director, Institute of International Finance
Leszek Balcerowicz, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics
Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development
Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Harvard University's JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Jeffrey Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Ronald Freeman, Member of the Board, Troika Dialogue
Jacob A. Frenkel, Vice Chairman, American International Group, Inc.
Brian Henderson, Vice Chair, Atlantic Council
Rod Hunter, Senior Vice President, International Affairs, PhRMA
Alan Larson, Senior International Policy Advisor, Covington & Burling
Jean Lemierre, Senior Advisor to the Chairman, BNP-Paribas
Erika Mann, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Daniel M. Price, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC
Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor, Harvard University
Andre Sapir, Senior Fellow, Breugel, and Economics Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Paula Stern, Chairwoman, The Stern Group
Angel Ubide, Director of Global Economics, The D.E. Shaw Group
Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel, Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Daniel Yergin, Chairman, Cambridge Energy Research Associates
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.