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Thu, Dec 1, 2016

The Middle East’s ‘Moment of Opportunity’

The key to achieving stability and growth in the Middle East is harnessing the potential of entrepreneurial young people who are empowered and committed to creating a better future for the region and supporting their efforts, according to experts on the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force. Stephen Grand and Jessica Ashooh, executive director […]

Middle East Strategy Task Force

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

A Two-Pronged US Strategy for the Middle East

The United States must develop a two-pronged strategy for the Middle East that prioritizes ending the civil wars and unlocking untapped human potential, according to a new report from the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force. This is a matter of urgency, not least of all because the West has borne some of the […]

Middle East Strategy Task Force by Ashish Kumar Sen

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Atlantic Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force Featured by USNI News

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In the News by Atlantic Council

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Trump Must Not Rip Up the Iran Nuclear Deal

US President-elect Donald Trump must honor the terms of a deal that prevents Iran from making a nuclear weapon, said Madeleine K. Albright, a former US secretary of state and an honorary director of the Atlantic Council’s board, in a meeting with reporters this week. “I happen to think that it’s a good deal, it […]

Middle East Strategy Task Force by Ashish Kumar Sen

Iran

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Release of Albright/Hadley Middle East Strategy Task Force Co-Chairs’ Report: A New Approach for the Middle East

On November 30, 2016, the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center launched the Middle East Strategy Task Force (MEST) co-chairs’ final report with an event featuring former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley. The discussion was moderated by Ayman Mohyeldin of MSNBC and NBC with opening remarks by […]

Event Recap by Hariri Center

Middle East

Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Atlantic Council Launches the Final Report of Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley

WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council releases today the Middle East Strategy Task Force: Final Report of the Co-Chairs by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley. The report presents: A Strategic Approach for the Middle East: a middle course between occupation and disengagement to break the debilitating cycle of […]

Middle East Strategy Task Force

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Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Middle East Strategy Task Force: Final report of the co-chairs

The final report of Middle East Strategy Task Force Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley proposes nothing short of a paradigm shift in how the international community and the Middle East interact. Not only does the report suggest ways forward for the region’s most immediate crises in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya. It […]

Middle East Strategy Task Force by Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley

Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Atlantic Council Releases Video on Middle East Youth as an Opportunity Ahead of Nov. 30 Report Launch

WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council releases today “Youth in the Middle East: Liability or Opportunity?” discussing the potential for youth in the region to be an opportunity to bring the region out of chaos given particular conditions. The video is part of the Council’s Middle East Strategy Task Force, a bipartisan initiative under Co-Chairs […]

Middle East Strategy Task Force

Sat, Oct 22, 2016

Ashooh Joins CBS Radio to Discuss Upheaval in the Middle East

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In the News by Jessica Ashooh

Middle East

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Investing in a Solution to the Migrant Crisis

Nations that have taken in refugees must prioritize economic development while seeking political solutions to the crises that have forced migrants to flee their homes. Matthew T. McGuire, the US executive director at the World Bank Group, said “one of the biggest indicators for someone returning to their home country is how well they’ve fared […]

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