Washington – The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and its Nuclear Policy Program and Cyber Policy Initiative are pleased to be one of eight institutions awarded grants from Carnegie Corporation of New York to advance work on emerging threats to nuclear security. 

The two-year, $450,000 grant will allow the Carnegie Endowment to explore technical and political initiatives that reduce the risks to nuclear command and control systems posed by emerging cyber threats. The project team will work with military and technical experts in the United States and China to explore risk scenarios and new policy approaches. This work will build on Carnegie’s effort to study how developments in non-nuclear technology could lower the nuclear threshold, a project funded by the Corporation in 2015. 

“We are deeply grateful to Carnegie Corporation of New York for their continuing generous support of our work and their enduring commitment to our shared vision of a more peaceful world,” said Carnegie Endowment President William J. Burns. “I am proud of my colleagues across Carnegie’s global network for coming together to address one of the most significant emerging risks to strategic stability – it’s precisely the kind of consequential and policy relevant questions institutions like ours should tackle.” 

The Carnegie team includes James Acton, Kate Charlet, and George Perkovich from Washington, Li Bin, and Tong Zhao from Beijing, and Ariel (Eli) Levite from Tel Aviv. 

Press Contact: Meshal DeSantis | +1 202 939 2233 | mdesantis@ceip.org