Atlantic Council in the News

The South Asia Center event "Pakistan's Vision for Regional Peace and Prosperity," featuring Pakistani National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz, is covered by the Associated Press of Pakistan:

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Hariri Center Senior Fellows Richard LeBaron and Frederic Hof joined the Middle East Policy Council’s 75th Capitol Hill Conference to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and its policies in the region, the concerns of Gulf states and Israel, and how an agreement would affect the balance of power in the region.

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Agence France-Presse quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the agenda for this week's African Union summit:

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South Asia Center Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin assesses America's foreign policy toward the Middle East for Al Jazeera America in their "The Real State of the Union" series:

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J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, reviewed Africa and the War on Drugs by Neil Carrier and Gernot Klantschnig in the current issue of the International Journal of African Historical Studies.

According to Pham, the book is “an ambitious attempt to present an alternative perspective on the question of drug use and trafficking across the continent” and while “the authors are not entirely successful in making their case…their argument nonetheless is one that deserves to be engaged.”
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Founded in 1968 by the distinguished historian of East Africa, Norman Bennett, the International Journal of African Historical Studies is published three times a year by the African Studies Center at Boston University.
J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, spoke today on “Lessons from the Former Somalia” at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In his invited lecture to students in the College’s Department of National Security and Strategy, Pham discussed the role that state collapse, extremism, insurgency, piracy, famine, foreign intervention, and counterinsurgency have played in shaping the strategic landscape of “the world’s most spectacularly failed state” as well as the “wishful thinking” that continues to color the international community’s response to the ongoing crisis.

Pham’s presentation came, coincidentally, one day after US military forces launched an airstrike in southern Somalia targeting a “senior leader” of the Somali militant group al-Shabaab who was alleged to have ties to al-Qaeda.

Established in 1901, the US Army War College prepares selected military, civilian, and international leaders for the responsibilities of strategic leadership in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational environment. The Strategic Studies Institute at the College recently published Pham’s monograph, State Collapse, Insurgency, and Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Somalia.

Cyber Statecraft Initiative Director Jason Healey is quoted by NBC News on the revelation that the UK government tapped into data from social media sites including Facebook and YouTube:

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Rafik Hariri Center Associate Director Tarek Radwan joins Al Jazeera English to discuss the announcement that Egypt will hold presidential elections before parliamentary elections:

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Africa Center J. Peter Pham joins CCTV English's Africa Live to discuss tensions between the International Criminal Court and Kenya.