Rank #1: The New Containment: Changing America’s Approach to Middle East Security
In the following program, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Bilal Saab launches his report, “The New Containment: Changing America’s Approach to Middle East Security.” Following his presentation, CNN Correspondent Barbara Starr moderates a discussion with Bilal Saab, Dr. Barry Posen, Director of Security Studies at MIT, and Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations about US interests, regional cooperation, state sustainability, and relations with Iran.
Jul 13 2015
Rank #2: General James Cartwright on Missile Defense
What new threats does the United States face with missile defense? General James Cartwright, former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director of the Brent Scowcroft Center at the Atlantic Council, address this question and discuss the role of regional cooperation and potential future technologies in missile defense.
Jul 02 2015
Rank #3: Conflict in Space
Will the struggles over power and resources on Earth extend off-world? If so, how might they play out? The Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security’s Art of Future Warfare project travels into the final decade of the 21st Century to consider conflict in space. Panelists include best-selling science fiction writer David Brin; Jason Batt, editorial director at the 100 Year Starship; Jaym Gates, editor and communications director at the Science Fiction Writers Association; and author of the war-art challenge winning story From A Remove, Alec Medénto.
May 19 2015
Rank #4: Christine Lagarde on the Global Economy
Despite the recent boost from cheaper oil and sustained US growth, global economic recovery is still impeded by high public debt, high unemployment, and insufficient public investment. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, will discuss the state of the global economy and policy actions needed to ensure sustained economic recovery and growth.
Apr 13 2015
Rank #5: 2016 Global Strategy Forum – How a changing world affects America
On May 2, 2016, the Atlantic Council hosted its second annual Global Strategy Forum. This year’s theme was “America’s Role in the World,” and featured TED-style talks, a formal, moderated debate on America’s Role in a Changing World, as well a final keynote address by Deputy Secretary Robert Work on how fiction and art can help the Third Offset Strategy succeed.
This podcast highlights the first panel, “Strategic Foresight: How a Changing World Affects America”, with panelists Arati Prabhakar, director of DARPA at the US Department of Defense; Jennifer Sciubba, senior fellow at the Strategic Foresight Initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security; Amy Zalman, founder and principal of Strategic Narrative Institute; and moderator Deborah Westphal, CEO of Toffler Associates.
May 06 2016
Rank #6: Reflections of Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
The Atlantic Council recently held a special event, “Reflections of a Former Secretary of Defense,” a conversation with the 24th Secretary of Defense and former US Senator from Nebraska, Chuck Hagel. Listen as he discusses his unparalleled experience across branches of government, in academia, and in the private sector. He spoke to a packed audience at the Atlantic Council headquarters on January 13, 2016.
Jan 26 2016
Rank #7: From Ukraine’s Front Lines
Despite the ceasefire agreement, Russia continues to supply weapons, equipment and troops to support separatists in Ukraine’s east. As Ukraine prepares for another assault from Russian-backed separatists, what steps should the United States and NATO take to help Ukraine withstand Russian aggression? General Clark, former NATO Allied Commander, joins us at the Atlantic Council for an exclusive briefing from Ukraine’s front lines.
Apr 03 2015
Rank #8: America’s Role in the World: Senator Lindsey Graham
What role would the United States’ play in the international community if Senator Lindsey Graham was president? Senator Graham speaks about his foreign policy strategy with CNN’s Jake Tapper as part of the Brent Scowcroft Center’s “America’s Role in the World” series.
Jul 10 2015
Rank #9: ADM Michael S. Rogers, Commander of US Cyber Command and Director of the NSA
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, the Commander of US Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency, talks about his strategic priorities for 2016. The event took place on January 21, 2016, at the Atlantic Council headquarters.
Feb 23 2016
Rank #10: Launch of the Tallinn Manual 2.0
The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presented the second edition of the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations on Wednesday, February 8 at the Atlantic Council.
Feb 23 2017
Rank #11: Beyond Riyadh: Breaking Down the US-GCC Summit
President Obama met with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at a summit meeting in Riyadh on April 21 amid recent tense exchanges in the press over the United States’ relationship with the Gulf states. The meeting agenda was wide-ranging in scope and subject matter, and included the state of progress on the deliverable items from last year’s summit at Camp David and the most pressing regional security issues.
On Tuesday, April 19, at 8:30 a.m. EDT, a special members and press call was convened to discuss the challenges facing the US and its GCC partners, priorities for the summit, and prospects for the future of the US-GCC relationship with Zalmay Khalilzad, President of Gryphon Partners; Barry Pavel, Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security; and Ali Tulbah, Managing Director at McLarty Associates.
Apr 22 2016
Rank #12: The Impact of Falling Oil Prices on Middle East Security
Crude oil prices have hit a twelve-year low owing to a combination of resurgent Iraqi exports, the United States’ shale revolution, and Saudi Arabia’s refusal to cut production in an effort to protect its market share. Additionally, post-sanctions Iran’s re-entrance into the global marketplace has contributed to this global glut, which will only pose further challenges to the region’s energy producers. Dr. Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority; The Hon. Sherri Goodman, Board Director at the Atlantic Council; Karen Elliott House, Former Publisher at the Wall Street Journal; and Raad Alkadiri, Managing Director for Petroleum Sector Risk at IHS Energy discuss the security and economic implications of falling oil prices on the Middle East.
Mar 18 2016
Rank #13: Hillary Clinton on Politics, Government, and Women In Latin America
At a time when women’s participation in government is increasing throughout Latin America, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and fellow influencers in the region for the launch of the Women’s Leadership in Latin America Initiative. Led by Ambassador-in-Residence Capricia Penavic Marshall, the event featured a panel of female leaders from Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia.
Dec 10 2015
Rank #14: Chinese Vice Minister of Finance, Zhu Guangyao
New regional initiatives support by China, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the New Development Bank (“BRICS Bank”) and the Silk Road initiative are showing strong momentum. At the same time, China is facing many economic challenges. Chinese Vice Minister of Finance Zhu Guangyao provides his perspective on China’s role in shaping the global economic order and its vision for a more prosperous Asia-Pacific region.
Apr 20 2015
Rank #15: Conference Call – Sanctioning Venezuela: Options and Impact
On Wednesday August 9, 2017 the Atlantic Council held a conference call where the options and impacts of US sanctions to Venezuela were discussed. Speakers included: Francisco Monaldi, a fellow in Latin American Energy Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and David Mortlock, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. The discussion was moderated by Jason Marczak, director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council.
Aug 14 2017
Rank #16: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
The Atlantic Council and the U.S. Institute of Peace welcomed the President of Afghanistan, His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on the occasion of his first official visit to Washington, DC since being sworn in as President. The public address, with questions and answers from the audience and via Twitter, took place on March 25, 2015, at USIP headquarters in Washington, DC.
Mar 27 2015
Rank #17: Women’s Leadership in Latin America
Latin America, with its history of female heads of state, seems to be a rising global leader in terms of notable women in top-level leadership roles. What is the region’s secret sauce? Does this phenomenon translate to the empowerment of women throughout Latin American societies? And are women rising to the top across sectors?
On May 31, 2017, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center held a discussion on the realities of women in business and politics throughout the region and discussed concrete tools to guide the empowering of female leadership. The event launched our latest report, “Women’s Leadership in Latin America: The key to growth and sustainable development”.
Jun 05 2017
Rank #18: Sec. John Kerry on TPP and TTIP
Among the issues that are shaping the international agenda of the twenty-first century, the role of trade in securing the future of US leadership in the world is more important than ever. US Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivers a strong pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on April 23, 2015, at the Atlantic Council headquarters.
Apr 28 2015
Rank #19: Is there a fatal flaw at the heart of China’s reform process?
Jamie Metzl, Nonresident Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council, speaks about the flaws in the Chinese reform process at the China-US Business Alliance in New York.
May 06 2015
Rank #20: What Does the Rest of the World Think of the US?
On June 24, the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted a panel discussion on the Pew Research Center’s “2015 US Image and Global Balance of Power” survey. Dr. Richard Wike, Director of Global Attitudes Research for the Pew Research Center, presented the major findings from the survey. Barry Pavel moderated the discussion with James B. Cunningham, Nora Bensahel, and Claire Yorke on next generation perspectives, as well as the opinions of US soft and hard power around the world.
Jun 26 2015