Despite President Obamaâ€™s assertion that the United Statesâ€™ counterterrorism strategy targeting militants in Yemen and Somalia provide a â€śsuccessfulâ€ť model to be emulated in its fight against ISIS, two new Atlantic Council publications assess the use of drones and the US strategy in Yemen, and argue this approach is shortsighted and threatens US national security objectives.
Danya Greenfield and Stefanie A. Hausheer of the Councilâ€™s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East argue that the US drone program in Yemen undermines the United Statesâ€™ long-term national security objectives, citing the negative impact of civilian casualties, intelligence and targeting mistakes, and the rise of anti-American sentiment that can increase safe havens for extremist groups.
In â€śDo Drone Strikes in Yemen Undermine US Security Objectives?â€ť the authors outline recommendations for the Obama Administration to address the negative impact of overreliance on drone strikes and the need to develop a long-term, sustainable policy.
In conjunction with the visit of President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine to the Atlantic Council on Thursday, September 18, 2014, the Council and the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) launched a strategic partnership to enhance the Ukraine in Europe Initiative. This flagship Council Initiative galvanizes international support for an independent Ukraine and aims to strengthen Ukraineâ€™s security, preserve its territorial integrity, and advance democratic, economic, and governance reforms.
The Atlantic Council today named Cynthia Quarterman, the only person to head two major US energy regulatory agencies, as a distinguished fellow. Quarterman, who has been serving as the administrator of the US Department of Transportationâ€™s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), will join the Council next month. She will serve as the Atlantic Councilâ€™s leading expert on responsible energy development.
The Atlantic Council today named David Goldwyn, one of the United Statesâ€™ most experienced energy experts and diplomats, as the chairman of its new Energy Advisory Group.
Anthony is best known for his pioneering work on the blockbuster Call of Duty video game franchise. In 2010, he wrote and directed Call of Duty: Black Ops, which remains the best-selling video game of all time, grossing almost $2 billion in sales as of 2014. In 2014, Anthony formed Prisoner Six Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company developing both TV and movie projects.