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Executive Vice President Damon Wilson quoted in the Washington Post on the passing of former Atlantic Council staffer Alexandros Petersen, who was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan:

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Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham is quoted by IPS News Agency on new Central African Republic Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza:

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Atlantic Council Vice President and Scowcroft Center Director Barry Pavel discusses US special forces operations with Deutsche Welle.
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Libya’s future as a democracy hinges on the constitution-drafting process and the ability of the constituent assembly to consider and adequately address major political and security challenges.

A new Atlantic Council issue brief, “Negotiating Libya’s Constitution,” examines the political and security context of Libya’s constitution-making process, concerns related to the constitution-drafting body, and potentially divisive issues to be addressed in the new constitution.

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As Libya embarks on drafting a new constitution and convening a national dialogue, the country faces significant security obstacles which threaten progress on these important milestones. On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East launched a new issue brief, “Negotiating Libya’s Constitution,” coauthored by senior fellow Karim Mezran and nonresident fellow Duncan Pickard. A roundtable, organized under the auspices of the Libya Working Group – a joint initiative with the Project on Middle East Democracy and Freedom House, to explore the brief and broader challenges, including how a national dialogue process could bolster Libya’s transition. The event featured commentary from Pickard; Susan Stigant, a senior program officer at the United States Institute of Peace; and Fadel Lamen, a Hariri Center nonresident fellow and current chair of the preparatory National Dialogue Commission in Libya. Mezran moderated the discussion.

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Transatlantic Relations Senior Fellow Nicholas Dungan is quoted in the Financial Times on French President Francois Hollande's efforts to reform France's economy:

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Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof writes in the New Republic on the Geneva II peace conference:

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Competitiveness is a strategic issue and should be viewed as such my national governments. In his latest report, Companions in Competitiveness: How France and the United States Can Help Each Other Succeed in the Twenty-First Century, senior fellow Nicholas Dungan emphasizes that short term strategies are insufficient to address the relative loss of competitiveness in France and the United States vis-à-vis the rest of the world. Ultimately, both countries must enact competitiveness plans at the national level in order to ensure a comprehensive strategy for maintaining a competitive economy in the future.

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Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof joins NPR's Morning Edition to discuss Syrian peace talks in Geneva:

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Rafik Hariri Center Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof joins BBC News Night to discuss the United States' failure to stabilize the humanitarian crisis in Syria:

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