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Imitaz Gul, executive director of the Center for Research and Security Studies joined the South Asia Center for a discussion of counterterrorism operations in Pakistan.

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While Pakistan’s government and its Taliban movement formally have started peace talks, events there suggest that the coming months may as likely bring a Pakistani military offensive, long sought by the United States, against the country’s biggest territorial stronghold of the Taliban and other militant groups. In latter January, the Pakistani military and the Taliban traded their heaviest attacks on each other in recent months, many of them around that stronghold, the district of North Waziristan.

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Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States and current ambassador-in-residence at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, sat down with Atlantic Council President and CEO Frederick Kempe for a discussion on the history and future of America's role in the Middle East.

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Pakistan is a young and increasingly urban society, which lends tremendous opportunity for progress through its demographic dividend. The youth, who account for nearly 60 percent of Pakistan’s population, will ultimately determine Pakistan’s future course. To help empower these young people in Pakistan, the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center launched the Emerging Leaders of Pakistan fellowship program (ELP), which seeks to identify and support the country’s next generation of civil society leaders through the creation of a collaborative and proactive network.

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Global Business and Economics Program Senior Fellow Megan Greene writes for Bloomberg Opinion on the battle brewing between the European Central Bank and Germany's Constitutional Court:

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The Daily Beast quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on whether disputed gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea could spark war between Israel and its neighbors:

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If Mexico’s energy reform succeeds, Mexico will evolve from a major supplier of oil to strategic global supplier in the next decade, David Goldwyn—the State Department’s former special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs—told a conference of energy executives in Houston, Texas. The Mexican Congress moved into phase two of energy reform in February of 2014, taking on the task of promulgating the implementing legislation. The next two years in particular will be critical for constructing competitive contract terms to attract international investors and establish effective regulatory institutions.

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US News and World Report quotes Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic Hof on the effects of Victoria Nuland’s leaked conversation:

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Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East Associate Director Tarek Radwan is quoted in the USA Today on the intersection of Egypt's economic and political issues:

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South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz speaks with KPFK’s Ian Masters about Pakistan’s negotiations with the Taliban:

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