On September 14, the Atlantic Council held an off-the-record strategy session for Eric Rubin, the new US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs responsible for American relations with Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and the three Caucasus countries.
On September 14, the Ansari Africa Center hosted a briefing by Kadir Abdirahman Mohamud, special envoy of the President of Puntland State of Somalia, on recent developments in Somalia in general and the autonomous Puntland region in particular. Kadir Mohamud’s prepared remarks were followed by a discussion with experts from the U.S. government, think tanks, and the NGO community that focused on piracy, foreign assistance, and Puntland’s relationship with its neighbors. The special envoy’s visit at the Atlantic Council followed several meetings he had with members of Congress to explore further opportunities for cooperation between the U.S. government and the Puntland state administration.
On September 13, the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East hosted a small group of leading development experts and human rights practitioners working on Libya for an off-the-record roundtable discussion with US Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz to discuss how best to help build civil society and democracy in Libya at this pivotal stage in the post-Qaddafi transition.
The 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York City and Washington has prompted reflection, mourning, and analysis across the nation. This page features a compilation of New Atlanticist posts and NATOSource entries from the Atlantic Council that examine how 9/11 redefined US foreign policy at the turn of the century, and continues to impact present and future policy-making.
A Palestinian delegation of diplomats and businessmen discussed the imminent Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations in a September 9, 2011 roundtable co-hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and International Security Program. Hariri Center director Michele Dunne moderated the discussion.
On September 9, the Atlantic Council, the Institute for Security and Development Policy and the US Army War College hosted a conference that focused on the trilateral US-Europe-Russia relationship and the current status and future of the reset. The sessions identified the obstacles and challenges facing the reset and steps for U.S. and European governments to drive relations with Russia forward.