Americas

 
  • Op-Ed
    Bibipalooza Is a Dangerous Distraction
    David Rothkopf March 2, 2015 Foreign Policy

    Obama needs to refocus the discussion on America’s larger Middle East strategy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    That Absurd Fear of Stagnation
    Uri Dadush March 2, 2015 Hill

    Seven years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, bad policies, deficient institutional arrangements, and the mistakes of the past are still tying some of the world’s largest economies down.

     
  • The Road from Westphalia
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews February 27, 2015 New York Review of Books

    Almost from the beginning of its history, America has struggled to find a balance in its foreign policy between narrowly promoting its own security and idealistically serving the interests of others.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The U.S. Is One Step From Escalating the Conflict in Ukraine
    Thomas de Waal February 25, 2015 Russia Direct

    The Ukraine conflict is much more dangerous than any of the other conflicts in the post-Soviet space because it could become a proxy war.

     
  • The Renaissance of the West
    Roland Freudenstein, Ulrich Speck February 25, 2015 Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

    The West is being challenged in unprecedented ways that threaten its core values and cohesion. How should Europe and the United States react to Russia’s renewed aggression?

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Catch-22 in U.S.-Chinese Relations
    Paul Haenle, Stephen Hadley February 22, 2015 Foreign Affairs

    The United States and China don’t agree on every issue. But in the past, the two countries have found ways to deal with their disagreements without obstructing progress in areas of common interest.

     
  • Q&A
    A Failed Effort to Toughen Nuclear Safety Standards
    Mark Hibbs February 18, 2015

    The Fukushima disaster prompted a push to toughen a convention on the safety of nuclear power plants. But some countries with older reactors didn’t like the idea.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Afghan Arena: Exit America, Enter China
    C. Raja Mohan February 18, 2015 Indian Express

    As America reduces its military burden in Afghanistan, China’s deepening involvement there was marked by the launch of a new official forum in Kabul last week.

     
  • Article
    The Uncertain Future of IBSA
    Oliver Stuenkel February 18, 2015

    The India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum still has the potential to become an important force in international politics, but it is also in danger of fading into irrelevance.

     
  • Op-Ed
    On Extremism: Stop Talking About Strategy and Start Talking About Execution
    Nathaniel Myers February 17, 2015 Defense One

    The U.S. government has some very good ideas about how to apply civilian tools to help stabilize fragile states and staunch the spread of extremism more effectively. The problem is not a lack of insight or strategic direction—the problem is in the execution.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Can Iran Sell a Nuclear Deal Domestically?
    James M. Acton March 2, 2015 Bloomberg News

    The big unknown at this point in the negotiations is how much Iran is willing to concede in its enrichment program in order to get sanctions relief. While Iran wishes to remove all sanctions immediately, the United States and its allies would like to see the sanctions removed gradually.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Conversation With Ambassador William Burns
    March 2, 2015 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    Ambassador William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment, discusses his diplomatic career and the issues currently impacting today’s world.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Sarah Chayes on Corruption
    Sarah Chayes February 25, 2015 Voice of America

    Day-to-day corruption is not only detrimental to a country’s economy, but can also make people angry and more sympathetic to violent extremism.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Sanctions Will Not Deter Putin
    Eugene Rumer February 23, 2015 Bloomberg TV

    The West’s policy of imposing sanctions on Russia and sending weapons to Kyiv will not cause the Kremlin to change its course on Ukraine.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A New European Peace Plan For Ukraine
    Andrew S. Weiss February 9, 2015 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    As the war in the Donbas escalates, the debate about sending arms to Ukraine is heating up in Washington and Brussels.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    U.S. Weighs Ukrainian Military Aid
    Eugene Rumer February 4, 2015 WBUR On Point with Tom Ashbrook

    Russia is backing a new offensive in the Donbas and economic sanctions are not stopping it. Should U.S. military aid to Ukraine be the next step?

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    U.S. Considers “Lethal Aid” to Ukraine Forces
    Andrew S. Weiss February 4, 2015 KCRW’s To the Point

    The proposal to send lethal aid to Ukraine is both inadequate and dangerous. There needs to be a wider discussion on the consequences of such a move by the United States.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What You Need to Know About Obama's Trip to India
    Milan Vaishnav January 30, 2015 Diplomat

    President Barack Obama’s historic trip to India to serve as chief guest in the Republic Day parade has the potential to be a major turning point in India-U.S. relations.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Sarah Chayes’ Extended Interview With Jon Stewart
    Sarah Chayes January 29, 2015 Daily Show With Jon Stewart

    From the Islamic State in Iraq to Boko Haram in Nigeria, corruption lies at the root of many of today’s international crises.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Obama/ Modi Summit
    Ashley J. Tellis January 28, 2015 Background Briefing with Ian Masters

    President Obama was the first American head of state to watch India’s Republic Day parade.

     
  • Event
    Development in Myanmar and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
    Keiichiro Nakazawa, Jason Foley, James L. Schoff March 4, 2015 Washington, DC

    Japan and the United States are fine-tuning their aid programs in Myanmar to maximize political and social impact nationwide and to involve the private sector.

     
  • Event
    Wendy Sherman on Northeast Asia
    Wendy Sherman, William Burns, Douglas H. Paal February 27, 2015 Washington, DC

    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman spoke about how the United States has worked with partners and allies to build a peaceful and prosperous post-war order in Northeast Asia, and the future of U.S. policy in the region.

     
  • Event
    Conflict in Ukraine
    Rajan Menon, Eugene Rumer, David Hoffman February 20, 2015 Washington, DC

    The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

     
  • Event
    Conflict in Ukraine
    Rajan Menon, Eugene Rumer, David Hoffman February 17, 2015 Washington, DC

    The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

     
  • Event
    Overcoming the U.S.-India Divide
    Nisha Biswal, Swaminathan Aiyar, Daniel Markey, George Perkovich, Ashley J. Tellis February 5, 2015 Washington, DC

    President Barack Obama’s visit to India for Republic Day on January 26 carries the hope that Washington and New Delhi will establish a firm foundation for cooperation.

     
  • Event
    Russia and the West: What Next?
    Dmitri Trenin December 16, 2014 Moscow

    In 2014, Russia broke out of the post–Cold War order and openly challenged the U.S.-led international system. The new period of rivalry between the Kremlin and the West is likely to endure for years.

     
  • Event
    New EU Ambassador in Conversation With Jessica T. Mathews
    David O’Sullivan, Jessica Tuchman Mathews December 10, 2014 Washington, DC

    In his first major public event since becoming EU ambassador, David O’Sullivan offered his perspective on the many common challenges shared by the European Union and the United States.

     
  • Event
    Aid in Afghanistan After 2014
    Sarah Chayes, John Sopko December 10, 2014 Washington, DC

    As U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan withdraw to their post-2014 minimums, many fear a similar sharp drop in foreign funding. The reconstruction effort is far from over, and a radical reduction in foreign aid could cripple the Afghan economy.

     
  • Event
    Trade and Energy Governance
    David Livingston, Daniel Crosby, Fredrik Erixon, Jan Techau December 9, 2014 Brussels

    The world’s energy system looks very different today than in the fifty years following the second World War.

     
  • Event
    U.S.-China-Russia Trilateral Security Relations
    Tong Zhao, Richard Weitz, Xu Jian December 5, 2014 Beijing

    Opposing views on issues like ballistic missile defense and tactical nuclear weapons complicate, but should not preclude, trilateral security cooperation between Washington, Beijing, and Moscow.

     
  • Event
    Development in Myanmar and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
    Keiichiro Nakazawa, Jason Foley, James L. Schoff March 4, 2015 Washington, DC

    Japan and the United States are fine-tuning their aid programs in Myanmar to maximize political and social impact nationwide and to involve the private sector.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Can Iran Sell a Nuclear Deal Domestically?
    James M. Acton March 2, 2015 Bloomberg News

    The big unknown at this point in the negotiations is how much Iran is willing to concede in its enrichment program in order to get sanctions relief. While Iran wishes to remove all sanctions immediately, the United States and its allies would like to see the sanctions removed gradually.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Bibipalooza Is a Dangerous Distraction
    David Rothkopf March 2, 2015 Foreign Policy

    Obama needs to refocus the discussion on America’s larger Middle East strategy.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Conversation With Ambassador William Burns
    March 2, 2015 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    Ambassador William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment, discusses his diplomatic career and the issues currently impacting today’s world.

     
  • Op-Ed
    That Absurd Fear of Stagnation
    Uri Dadush March 2, 2015 Hill

    Seven years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, bad policies, deficient institutional arrangements, and the mistakes of the past are still tying some of the world’s largest economies down.

     
  • The Road from Westphalia
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews February 27, 2015 New York Review of Books

    Almost from the beginning of its history, America has struggled to find a balance in its foreign policy between narrowly promoting its own security and idealistically serving the interests of others.

     
  • Event
    Wendy Sherman on Northeast Asia
    Wendy Sherman, William Burns, Douglas H. Paal February 27, 2015 Washington, DC

    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman spoke about how the United States has worked with partners and allies to build a peaceful and prosperous post-war order in Northeast Asia, and the future of U.S. policy in the region.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The U.S. Is One Step From Escalating the Conflict in Ukraine
    Thomas de Waal February 25, 2015 Russia Direct

    The Ukraine conflict is much more dangerous than any of the other conflicts in the post-Soviet space because it could become a proxy war.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Is NATO’s 2 Percent Spending Call Realistic?
    Judy Dempsey February 25, 2015

    Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

     
  • The Renaissance of the West
    Roland Freudenstein, Ulrich Speck February 25, 2015 Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

    The West is being challenged in unprecedented ways that threaten its core values and cohesion. How should Europe and the United States react to Russia’s renewed aggression?

     

Carnegie Experts on Americas

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Associate
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

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  • Alexander Baunov
    Senior Associate
    Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center

    Baunov is a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.

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  • David Burwell
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Energy and Climate Program

    Burwell focuses on the intersection between energy, transportation, and climate issues, as well as policies and practice reforms to reduce global dependence on fossil fuels.

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  • Thomas Carothers
    Vice President for Studies

    Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, rights, and governance and on comparative democratization as well as an expert on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Chen Qi
    Resident Scholar
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Chen Qi is an expert on U.S.-China relations, global governance, and China’s foreign policy. Chen runs the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy’s U.S.-China Track II dialogue.

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  • James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence

    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.

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  • Toby Dalton
    Co-director
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia.

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  • Deborah Gordon
    Director
    Energy and Climate Program

    Gordon is director of Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on oil and climate change issues in North America and globally.

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  • John Judis
    Visiting Scholar

    Judis is a senior editor of the New Republic, where he has worked since 1984. As a visiting scholar at Carnegie, Judis wrote The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

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  • Duyeon Kim
    Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Asia Program

    Kim is an expert on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and Asia.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    Distinguished Fellow

    Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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  • Moisés Naím
    Distinguished Fellow
    International Economics Program

    Naím is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on international economics and global politics. He is currently the chief international columnist for El País, Spain’s largest newspaper, and his weekly column is published worldwide.

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  • Carole Nakhle
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.

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  • Douglas H. Paal
    Vice President for Studies

    Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

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  • George Perkovich
    Vice President for Studies

    Perkovich’s research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy.

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  • David Rothkopf
    Visiting Scholar

    Rothkopf, author of the recent book Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, served as deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration.

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  • Maxim Samorukov
    Deputy Editor of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center

    Samorukov is deputy editor of Carnegie.ru.

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  • Paul Schulte
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program and Carnegie Europe

    Schulte is a nonresident senior associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and their political implications.

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  • Jan Techau
    Director
    Carnegie Europe

    Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.

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  • Tong Zhao
    Associate
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Tong Zhao is an associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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