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    Sanctioning Iran

    The Trump administration reimposed sanctions on Iran this week, following U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA. Sanctions expert and Carnegie Senior Fellow Jarrett Blanc joined Jen Psaki to talk about the consequences of reimposing sanctions and what Trump is trying to accomplish with his Iran policy. (Runtime - 21:53)

    • Escalation Through Entanglement: How the Vulnerability of Command-and-Control Systems Raises the Risks of an Inadvertent Nuclear War

      Nonnuclear weapons are increasingly able to threaten dual-use command, control, communication, and intelligence assets that are spaced based or distant from probable theaters of conflict.

      • Sada - Analysis

      Russia, Turkey, and the Fate of Idlib

      • Ömer Özkizilcik
      • August 07, 2018

      In Idlib, Turkey could deter Russian airstrikes and ensure the region remains out of the Syrian regime’s control by going after extremist groups.

      • Op-Ed

      Singapore Sham

      Setting aside the unforced errors of the Singapore meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, this attempt to roll back North Korea’s nuclear program invites a rethinking of U.S. strategy.

      • Sada - Analysis

      Russia’s Local and Regional Approach to Syria

      Russia has successfully used local ceasefires and international negotiations to cut off rebel strongholds and co-opt regional powers to support its offensives.

      • Op-Ed

      Adaptive Commands: Maintaining Peace and Security in a Changing World

      The United States military has contributed to the maintenance of peace and security in the Republic of Korea for more than 67 years. Its commitment during this long period have shown their ability to respond to the changing and complex threats of Northeast Asia.

      • Op-Ed

      A Road Map for Demilitarizing North Korea

      U.S. and South Korean engagement with North Korea has focused almost exclusively on denuclearization to the detriment of progress in other areas that could advance normalization and reconciliation, which in turn could facilitate denuclearization.

      • Cyber Proxies and Their Implications for Liberal Democracies

        More than 30 countries are pursuing offensive cyber capabilities. These states rely on hackers that are not part of the intelligence community–cyber mercenaries or, more broadly, cyber proxies.

        • Op-Ed

        Trump Has Acted Foolishly On Iran. Let’s Hope He Avoids War

        At the moment, there’s probably no option for this administration to get U.S.-Iran policy right. But Trump could get it dangerously wrong if the policy drift and vacuum he’s created leads to an aggressive campaign to topple the Iranian regime or to military conflict.

        • Testimony

        Security, Human Rights, and Reform in Egypt

        Egypt is on a dangerous course, one with grave implications for the United States. It will be difficult to reverse this trajectory, but Congress has an important opportunity to help the Trump administration tackle this thorny challenge by restoring U.S. credibility and influence with Egypt.

      Carnegie Experts on
      Defense and Security

      • expert thumbnail - Botto
        Kathryn Botto
        Research Analyst
        Asia Program
      • expert thumbnail - Abercrombie
        Cara Abercrombie
        Visiting Scholar
        South Asia Program
        Cara Abercrombie is a visiting scholar with Carnegie’s South Asia Program. She focuses on U.S. security interests in Asia, particularly opportunities for greater U.S.-India defense cooperation.
      • expert thumbnail - Acton
        James M. Acton
        Jessica T. Mathews Chair
        Co-director
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - Ahmed
        Salman Ahmed
        Senior Fellow
        Geoeconomics and Strategy Program
        Salman Ahmed is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on the future of U.S. national security strategy and its role in promoting national economic interests.
      • expert thumbnail - Akça
        İsmet Akça
        Nonresident Scholar
        Middle East Center
        İsmet Akça is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on the Turkish military’s economy and civil-military relations in Turkey.
      • expert thumbnail - Al Rachid
        Loulouwa Al Rachid
        Co-Director
        Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
        Carnegie Middle East Center
        Loulouwa Al Rachid is a co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
      • expert thumbnail - Arbatov
        Alexey Arbatov
        Alexey Arbatov is the head of the Center for International Security at the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations.
      • expert thumbnail - Axyonova
        Vera Axyonova
        EASI-Hurford Next Generation Fellow
        Vera Axyonova is an EASI-Hurford Next Generation fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - Baunov
        Alexander Baunov
        Senior Fellow
        Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru
        Moscow Center
        Baunov is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.
      • Elena Bogatyreva
        Program Coordinator
        Moscow Center
      • expert thumbnail - Brattberg
        Erik Brattberg
        Director
        Europe Program
        Fellow
        Erik Brattberg is director of the Europe Program and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. He is an expert on European politics and security and transatlantic relations.
      • expert thumbnail - Brown
        Frances Z. Brown
        Fellow
        Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
        Frances Z. Brown is a fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she researches stabilization, state building, democratization, decentralization, drivers of conflict, and local governance in fragile states.
      • expert thumbnail - Cammack
        Perry Cammack
        Fellow
        Middle East Program
        Perry Cammack is a fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy.
      • expert thumbnail - Charlet
        Katherine Charlet
        Director
        Technology and International Affairs Program
        Katherine Charlet is the inaugural director of Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program.
      • expert thumbnail - Dvorkin
        Vladimir Dvorkin
        Major General Dvorkin (retired) is a chief researcher at the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations.
      • expert thumbnail - El-Shimy
        Yasser El-Shimy
        Co-Director
        Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
        Carnegie Middle East Center
        Yasser El-Shimy is the co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center.
      • expert thumbnail - Feigenbaum
        Evan A. Feigenbaum
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Asia Program
        Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.
      • expert thumbnail - Gabuev
        Alexander Gabuev
        Senior Fellow and Chair
        Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
        Moscow Center
        Gabuev is a senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
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        Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck
        Resident Scholar
        Middle East Center
        Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a Resident Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where her work examines political and extremist violence, radicalization, Islamism, and jihadism with an emphasis on Algeria.
      • expert thumbnail - Godement
        François Godement
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Asia Program
        Godement, an expert on Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, is a nonresident senior fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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        Frederic Grare
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        South Asia Program
        Grare is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s South Asia Program. His research focuses on security issues and democratization in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Previously, he led the Asia bureau at the Directorate for Strategic Affairs in the French Ministry of Defense.
      • expert thumbnail - Haenle
        Paul Haenle
        Director
        Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
        Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.
      • expert thumbnail - Jang
        Se Young Jang
        Nonresident Scholar
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Se Young Jang is a nonresident scholar in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - Kleinfeld
        Rachel Kleinfeld
        Senior Fellow
        Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
        Kleinfeld is a senior fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program. She was the founding CEO of the Truman National Security Project.
      • expert thumbnail - Kozhanov
        Nikolay Kozhanov
        Former nonresident scholar
        Foreign and Security Policy Program
        Moscow Center
        Kozhanov is a former nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center and a contributing expert to the Moscow-based Institute of the Middle East.
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        Ulrich Kühn
        Nonresident Scholar
        Ulrich Kühn is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a senior research associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
      • expert thumbnail - Bin
        Li Bin
        Senior Fellow
        Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program
        Li is a senior fellow working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - Mathews
        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.
      • expert thumbnail - Maurer
        Tim Maurer
        Co-Director and Fellow
        Cyber Policy Initiative
        Tim Maurer is the co-director of the Cyber Policy Initiative and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Since 2010, his work has been focusing on cybersecurity, human rights in the digital age, and Internet governance, currently with a specific focus on cybersecurity and financial stability.
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        Denis McDonough
        Visiting Senior Fellow
        Technology and International Affairs Program
        Denis McDonough is a visiting senior fellow in Carnegie’s Technology and International Affairs Program.
      • expert thumbnail - Medeiros
        Evan Medeiros
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Asia Program
        Evan S. Medeiros is a nonresident senior fellow in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - Miller
        Andrew Miller
        Nonresident Scholar
        Middle East Program
        Andrew Miller is a nonresident scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program.
      • expert thumbnail - Mohan
        C. Raja Mohan
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Carnegie India
        A leading analyst of India’s foreign policy, Mohan is also an expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia, and arms control.
      • expert thumbnail - Mohan
        Garima Mohan
        Nonresident Fellow
        Carnegie India
        Garima Mohan is a nonresident fellow at Carnegie India. Her research focuses on the foreign and security policies of rising powers, particularly that of India, and on Europe-India relations.
      • expert thumbnail - Nerguizian
        Aram Nerguizian
        Co-Director
        Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States
        Carnegie Middle East Center
        Aram Nerguizian is the co-director of the Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on the Lebanese security sector, long-term force transformation in the Levant, and efforts to develop national security institutions in post-conflict and divided societies.
      • expert thumbnail - Paal
        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.
      • expert thumbnail - Rothkopf
        David Rothkopf
        Visiting Scholar
        David Rothkopf is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment as well as the former CEO and editor in chief of the FP Group.
      • expert thumbnail - Ryu
        Rexon Ryu
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Ryu is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he leads an initiative focused on the intersection of diplomacy, technology, and innovation.
      • expert thumbnail - Sayigh
        Yezid Sayigh
        Senior Fellow
        Middle East Center
        Yezid Sayigh is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where he leads the program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS). His work focuses on the comparative political and economic roles of Arab armed forces and nonstate actors, the impact of war on states and societies, and the politics of post-conflict reconstruction and security sector transformation in Arab transitions, and authoritarian resurgence.
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        Michael D. Swaine
        Senior Fellow
        Asia Program
        Swaine is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.
      • expert thumbnail - Tellis
        Ashley J. Tellis
        Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs
        Tellis holds the Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security and U.S. foreign and defense policy with a special focus on Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
      • expert thumbnail - Trenin
        Dmitri Trenin
        Director
        Moscow Center
        Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.
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        Tomáš Valášek
        Director
        Carnegie Europe
        Valášek is the director of Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on security and defense, transatlantic relations, and Europe’s Eastern neighborhood.
      • expert thumbnail - Walles
        Jake Walles
        Nonresident Senior Fellow
        Middle East Program
        Jake Walles is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Israeli-Palestinian issues, Tunisia, and counterterrorism.
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        Frederic Wehrey
        Senior Fellow
        Middle East Program
        Wehrey specializes in post-conflict transitions, armed groups, and identity politics, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf.
      • expert thumbnail - West
        Tom West
        Nonresident Scholar
        South Asia Program
        Tom West is a nonresident scholar in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and an associate vice president at the Cohen Group.
      • expert thumbnail - Xuetong
        Yan Xuetong
        President, Carnegie–Tsinghua Management Board
        Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
        Yan Xuetong is one of China’s leading experts on China’s foreign policy, national security, and U.S.-China relations. At Tsinghua University, he is dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations.
      • expert thumbnail - Yerkes
        Sarah Yerkes
        Fellow
        Middle East Program
        Sarah Yerkes is a fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on Tunisia’s political, economic, and security developments as well as state-society relations in the Middle East and North Africa.
      • expert thumbnail - Zhao
        Tong Zhao
        Fellow
        Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
        Tong Zhao is a fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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