Press Releases

    The United States must assure India of its support on security

    • October 28, 2009

    On the eve of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s first state visit to Washington since Barack Obama took office, the United States and India must agree on three vital security issues to ensure that their relations continue to deepen: terrorism, Kashmir, and the balance of power in Asia.

    Boost democracy promotion with well-targeted aid reforms

    • October 27, 2009

    Tackling longstanding problems with the basic structures of U.S. democracy aid would boost President Obama’s effort to formulate an approach to democracy promotion. As the largest source of such assistance, USAID is an obvious starting point for deep-reaching reforms.

    The power of legitimacy in dealing with Iran

    • October 08, 2009

    Talks last week between Iran and world powers in Geneva—and the first public, bilateral negotiations between the United States and Iran in 30 years—yielded unexpected progress. Iran has been forced onto the defensive by its loss of legitimacy, exacerbated by the gains President Obama made by demonstrating resolve to negotiate a peaceful accommodation with the Islamic Republic.

    Mathews delivers NGO statement at CTBT conference

    • September 25, 2009

    Representing 40 non-government organizations at today’s UN conference, Jessica Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment, urged key governments to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

    Afghan warlords-turned-governors offer viable governance

    • September 23, 2009

    Afghanistan’s weak central government and limited resources make the informal networks employed by local warlords a viable option for governance. The country’s former warlords, made powerful governors by President Hamid Karzai, use both formal and informal powers to achieve security objectives and deliver development in their provinces.

    Obama was right to scrap the missile shield in Europe

    • September 18, 2009

    Critics of President Obama’s move to reconfigure the proposed missile shield in Europe have accused the administration of kowtowing to Russia in the naïve hope of increased pressure from Moscow on Iran. Kimberly Misher contends that the president’s decision was the right one based on technical, financial, political, and security considerations.

    WTO reform is needed today

    • September 16, 2009

    The languishing Doha Round of global trade talks elicits questions about the limitations of the World Trade Organization, just as economic crisis and burgeoning protectionist pressures demonstrate the urgency of strengthening trade rules.

    MENA economist joins Carnegie Middle East Center

    • September 10, 2009

    Lahcen Achy, a noted economist on the Middle East and North Africa, has joined the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon. His work will focus on socioeconomic issues and development policies in the region, with a particular emphasis on labor markets and regional integration.

    Stalemate: Democratic progress in Arab world blocked by power imbalance

    • September 10, 2009

    The imbalance of power in Arab countries allows regimes to stay in control virtually unchallenged by non-violent opposition groups. Without a break in the stalemate between the key players—ruling establishments, moderate Islamist movements, and secular parties—democratization is impossible.

    Security and economic challenges could overwhelm Yemen government

    • September 10, 2009

    A confluence of looming challenges—economic ruin, an emerging water shortage, violent extremism, and a growing secessionist movement—threaten to overwhelm the Yemeni government, provide a breeding ground for terrorists, and destabilize the region.

    Safeguards non-compliance is an NPT violation

    • September 10, 2009

    The international community’s inability to respond quickly and effectively to safeguards violations is the principal weakness of the nonproliferation regime today. At the upcoming Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in May 2010, member states should address this problem by recognizing that safeguards non-compliance constitutes a violation of the NPT.

    Deepening division in Palestine threatens diplomatic progress

    • August 24, 2009

    The widening division between Fatah and Hamas threatens any chance for a diplomatic breakthrough on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Neither Palestinian faction is moving closer to reconciliation with or capitulation to the other side.

    Taiya Smith joins the Carnegie Endowment, will lead project on barriers to green investment

    • August 18, 2009

    Taiya Smith, former deputy chief of staff and lead negotiator for the U.S.–China Strategic Economic Dialogue for Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, has joined the Carnegie Endowment.

    Alejandro Foxley Joins the Carnegie Endowment

    • July 13, 2009

    Alejandro Foxley, formerly Foreign Minister, and earlier, Finance Minister of Chile, has joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as a member of the Endowment’s International Economics Program.

    Job creation should lead post-crisis agenda

    • July 13, 2009

    There is no single solution to the effects of the financial crisis on middle-income countries, but, introducing fundamental labor markets reforms to create high-paying jobs will be the key to restarting economic growth.

    Electoral and constitutional reforms needed to resolve Kuwait’s political paralysis

    • July 02, 2009

    Kuwait must enact further electoral and constitutional reform to break the country’s political paralysis. Continued gridlock could lead the emir to override the constitution and dissolve the parliament, dealing a major setback to democracy in Kuwait and the region.

    Afghan Insurgency Could be Fully National Within Two Years

    • July 02, 2009

    To prevent losing control of Afghanistan, the International Coalition must shift resources to reverse the Taliban’s progress in the North, while reinforcing the Kabul region.

    Environmental Security Must Be Top Priority in Arctic

    • June 24, 2009

    The accelerating pace of climate change, increasing competition over resources, and new territorial claims demand that greater attention be paid to the Arctic.

    Indonesia will ratify nuclear test ban immediately following U.S. ratification

    • June 08, 2009

    Indonesia announced that it would ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty immediately after the United States does.

    Claremont McKenna College Appoints China Specialist

    • June 08, 2009

    Claremont McKenna College announces the appointment of Minxin Pei as the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government and Roberts Fellow, and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.

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