Sandra Polaski, director of the Carnegie Endowment’s Trade, Equity, and Development Program, has been sworn in as deputy undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB).
Michael Pettis, one of the foremost experts on China’s economy, has joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Negotiating with the Taliban is the worst possible approach to stabilizing Afghanistan, and one that would fail. Though costly, a long-term commitment to building an effective Afghan state is the only way to achieve victory and defend U.S. national security objectives.
A Doha trade agreement or a major trade pact with other developing countries, including China, would provide a small boost to Brazil’s economy.
The IAEA must reassert its full authority, particularly its right to conduct special inspections at undeclared facilities, to strengthen the dangerously weakened nonproliferation regime.
Leading experts from thirteen countries debate what it would take to achieve the immensely important yet equally difficult goal of reducing the world’s nuclear weapons to zero.
Sovereign wealth funds could contribute to global economic recovery by reinvigorating international investment, if they first responded to the reservations of recipient governments by increasing transparency and improving public image.
Rose Gottemoeller, former director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and a senior associate in the Carnegie Russia and Eurasia Program in Washington, has been confirmed Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance. Gottemoeller has also been designated as the lead negotiator for a follow-on to the START Treaty, set to expire in December.
The 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference , that took place at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., on April 6-7, attracted over 800 government officials, important members of the Obama Administration, former prime minister, current and former forei
Expectations for nuclear energy have grown dramatically. Scores of nations are now considering nuclear power to improve their energy security and reduce their carbon emissions. But nuclear energy is a costly detour if the goals are to mitigate climate change or reduce dependence on foreign oil.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced that Sunil Mittal, chairman and managing director of the Bharti Group, has joined its Board of Trustees.
Minister Xie Zhenhua, vice chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission and China’s top climate negotiator, signaled the Chinese government’s willingness to work with the United States on reducing both countries’ greenhouse gas emissions.
To meet long-term domestic challenges, oil-producing Gulf States should focus on improving economic governance to better manage diminishing oil revenues and attract foreign investment.
Rose Gottemoeller, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center from 2006 to 2008, has been nominated as assistant secretary of state for verification and compliance. In particular, she will be responsible for negotiating a follow-on to the START Treaty expiring next December.
Aggressive action is needed to address the global financial crisis, but bailing out banks and domestic industries are measures that could—if not orchestrated carefully—provoke a devastating global trade war.
Although Europe actively tries to manage Middle East crises, it undermines its economic, political, and security interests by assuming a secondary role to the United States and following its policy line.
Pakistan’s new and fragile government must reform the country’s intelligence agencies to counter their influence on civil society and politics.
Negotiations over a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict have reached a dead end. International efforts should focus on a short-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that can pave the way for a sustainable armistice.
Greater transparency about their holdings and investment strategies would help Sovereign Wealth Funds to overcome concerns and to play a role in resolving the economic crisis.
The Obama administration faces pressure to pull back U.S. democracy promotion efforts, given the Bush’s administration’s legacy and increasing talk of a global “democratic recession.” However, by building a new approach to democracy promotion the United States can regain its place as a respected, trusted, and influential ally of democracy around the world.