Global Governance

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Behind the Curtain at APEC
    Evan A. Feigenbaum November 14, 2014 China File

    With tensions between the West and Russia running high over Ukraine, China and Japan still wrangling over the Diaoyu islands, and America and China fighting over the same old stuff, it’s easy to be cynical about APEC. But this year’s summit seemed to accomplish quite a lot.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What’s Driving Russia to Raise the Stakes in Ukraine?
    Andrew S. Weiss, Andrew Kramer, Andrei Tsygankov August 28, 2014 PBS NewsHour

    At various turns in the crisis in Ukraine, when it looked like Russia’s status on the ropes, Putin has chosen to escalate the situation.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    After Crimea Votes to Secede, How Will United States and Russia Handle Gravest Crisis Since Cold War?
    Oliver Bullough, Dmitri Trenin, Nicholas Clayton March 17, 2014 Democracy Now!

    From the perspective of Putin and his associates, Ukraine is a red line and the West, in the form of NATO, was crossing it.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Cold Warning?
    Dmitri Trenin March 16, 2014 RT’s Worlds Apart

    A second Cold War is emerging because of the mistakes that were made by both Russia and the West at the end of the first Cold War and during the inter-Cold War period.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Iran To Take First Step Toward Long-Term Deal
    Karim Sadjadpour January 19, 2014 NPR’s All Things Considered

    There is a mismatch of expectations between America and Iran in terms of what a comprehensive deal should look like. The United States expects Iran to drive its nuclear program further in reverse, while Iran expects America to lift all of the sanctions.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Draft Resolution on Syria’s Chemical Weapons Underway
    Petr Topychkanov September 16, 2013 ABC’s RN Drive

    If the joint efforts of the United States and Russia in Syria are to succeed, they must attain a ceasefire between Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces and the opposition, and discover and destroy all chemical weapons in Syria.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Syria: Does The U.S. And Russia Deal Go Far Enough?
    George Perkovich September 16, 2013 NPR

    The world watches and waits to hear if the Assad government will give up Syria’s chemical weapons stock.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Reading Between the Lines of Putin’s Op-Ed
    Andrew S. Weiss September 12, 2013 Bloomberg TV

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s New York Times op-ed does not complicate international negotiations over Syria’s chemical weapons. Contrary to common perceptions, Putin is pragmatic and capable of making deals.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Russia’s Putin Adds Another Voice To Debate On Syria
    Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2013 NPR’s Morning Edition

    In his New York Times op-ed, Vladimir Putin asserts that Russia is not supporting Assad as an ally, but it is supporting the world order, centered on the U.N. Security Council.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Russia’s Position on Syria
    Andrew S. Weiss September 6, 2013 WBEZ’s Worldview

    Russia’s position on Syria is based in large part on Moscow’s concerns about the political repercussions of intervention. At the G20 Summit, Vladimir Putin attempted to create a de facto referendum on intervention.

  • Event
    Globalization’s Effects on the International Community
    Chen Qi, Bertrand Badie, Marie-Françoise Durand, Wataru Sawamura, Cui Baoguo September 19, 2014 Beijing

    Globalization has integrated the global economy and lifted billions of people out of poverty. However, it has also dispersed global political power and has strained the existing world order.

  • Event
    New Thinking on Governance, Aid, and Development
    Brian Levy, Larry Garber, Thomas Carothers September 11, 2014 Washington, DC

    No issue in international development is as important, or vexing, as the relationship between governance and development.

  • Event
    Japan’s “Swing State” Diplomacy in Southeast Asia
    James L. Schoff, Tsutomu Kikuchi, Tamotsu Fukuda March 18, 2014 Washington, DC

    In an unprecedented display of proactive foreign policy, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited all ten ASEAN nations during his first year in office and hosted a special ASEAN leadership summit in Tokyo.

  • Event
    The Myth of ASEAN Centrality
    Vikram Nehru, Donald Weatherbee February 20, 2014 Washington, DC

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) occupies a central position in Southeast Asia’s institutional architecture. But recent challenges have cast doubt on ASEAN’s ability to provide a common strategic vision for its ten members.

  • Event
    Managing China’s Rise
    Nicholas Eberstadt, Eric Edelman, Arvind Subramanian, Michael Swaine, Ashley J. Tellis January 22, 2014 Washington, DC

    The United States must confront the uncomfortable reality that China’s economic and military might may eventually rival or even surpass its own.

  • Event
    Dhaka at a Crossroads: Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Bangladesh’s Uncertain Future
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Dipu Moni September 5, 2013 Washington DC

    As Bangladesh prepares to elect representatives to its tenth parliament, the country is at a crossroads.

  • Event
    IEA Report Launch: Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map
    Fatih Birol, David Burwell, Daniel Poneman, Andrew Steer, Polly Trottenberg June 21, 2013 Washington, DC

    The International Energy Agency's special report, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map, seeks to bring climate change back into the spotlight and provide analysis and insights intended to support great climate action by all nations.

  • Event
    Renewed Ambitions for NATO
    Jan Techau, Ambassador Ivo Daalder June 17, 2013 Cercle Royal Gaulois, Rue de la Loi 5, 1000 Brussels

    Marking the end of his tenure as U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder discussed some of the key challenges facing the Alliance.

  • Event
    Varieties of Democracy: Global Standards, Local Knowledge
    Michael Coppedge, Staffan Lindberg, Massimo Tommasoli, Richard Youngs May 30, 2013 Washington, DC

    The global diversity of democratic political system continues to pose practical and analytical challenges to policymakers, advocates and researchers. A new collaborative effort seeks to provide a comprehensive and rigorous approach to the measurement of democracy around the world.

  • Event
    Transatlantic Relations: Perspectives from Washington
    Stephen Flanagan April 18, 2013 Beijing

    As NATO decreases its involvement in Afghanistan and Libya and Washington shifts its attention to Asia, the future of U.S.-European transatlantic security has become a matter of debate amongst policymakers.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Behind the Curtain at APEC
    Evan A. Feigenbaum November 14, 2014 China File

    With tensions between the West and Russia running high over Ukraine, China and Japan still wrangling over the Diaoyu islands, and America and China fighting over the same old stuff, it’s easy to be cynical about APEC. But this year’s summit seemed to accomplish quite a lot.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Pax Sinica: China and the New Russia
    Akio Kawato November 14, 2014

    Pax Sinica has come. Countries in China’s orbit will be given security guarantees and trade preferences as long as they remain allegiant. Thus, the pivot to Asia will only drive Russia to unnecessary dependence on China.

  • Op-Ed
    On EU Enlargement
    Cornelius Adebahr November 13, 2014 Global Policy

    Countries in and outside of the EU should consider reforms as continuing regardless of any official ascension date.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why Nations Don’t Fail
    Jan Techau November 10, 2014

    Over the next few years, the European Union will have to revamp its neighborhood policies completely. The ambition is not only to prevent state failure, but to help build functional political systems that can strive economically, provide essential services, guard individual freedoms, and maintain social peace.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia’s Performance in Multilateral Organizations: Pivot to Asia or Just to China?
    Alexander Gabuev November 6, 2014

    For Russia, the upcoming APEC Summit is seen primarily as an opportunity to attend important, bilateral meetings, not to talk about common issues in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Op-Ed
    Russia’s Great-Power Problem
    Dmitri Trenin October 28, 2014 National Interest Русский

    Russia has territory, resources, and a sizable nuclear arsenal, but it lacks real economic strength. Can it correct this deficiency?

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Echoes of the Ukraine Crisis in the South Caucasus
    Maxim Suchkov October 24, 2014

    The Ukrainian crisis has shown to the South Caucasian states that deciding between European and Eurasian integration comes at a high price, but that indecisiveness is an even worse path.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Eurasia and the ASEM Summit
    Richard Youngs October 23, 2014

    It would be a stretch to think that ASEM can foster any kind of benign diplomatic triangle between the EU, Russia, and Asian powers. However, ASEM may survive as an interesting mix of debating club, retreat and venue for bilateral meetings.

  • Paper
    Accountability, Transparency, Participation, and Inclusion: A New Development Consensus?

    The wide-reaching consensus around the normative and instrumental value of accountability, transparency, participation, and inclusion remains less solid than enthusiasts of these concepts might wish.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Paying for Ukraine
    Dmitri Trenin October 20, 2014

    If Ukraine is allowed to become a failed state, the consequences for Europe will be serious, even dire. Making sure that Ukraine keeps itself warm this winter is an absolutely necessary step.


Carnegie Experts on Global Governance

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    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.

  • Ulrich Speck
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Speck is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the European Union’s foreign policy and Europe’s strategic role in a changing global environment.


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