Before committing to a rapid expansion of nuclear energy, the next U.S. administration must address critical questions about the feasibility and safety of nuclear expansion, and act to minimize current proliferation risks, concludes a new report by Sharon Squassoni.
Stability in Afghanistan and the future of its government depend on the U.S. and its Afghan and other allies providing security for Afghan people. Calls for an Iraq-style “troop surge” ignore more immediate needs, warns a new policy brief by Afghanistan expert William Maley.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announces that Aso O. Tavitian, former chief executive officer of Syncsort and president of the Tavitian Foundation, joined its Board of Trustees.
The crisis in Georgia bluntly revealed the failure by the United States and Russia to create a closer working relationship after the Cold War. Established and well-understood treaties and agreements could help establish a new book of rules both countries can embrace, explains Rose Gottemoeller in a new policy brief.
Although its economy will remain strong during the global financial crisis, China’s leaders should not see the situation as a failure of capitalism, concluded Albert Keidel in a recent speech before the U.S.–China Business Council. Instead, both China and the United States should learn from the crisis and improve their political and economic systems.
Efforts to re-invigorate a movement to abolish nuclear weapons are rising on the international agenda. For states without weapons, talk of nuclear disarmament is embraced as a welcome change, but viewed with skepticism. The next U.S. president should emphasize the goal of a world without nuclear weapons, explains George Perkovich in a new report.
Iran continues to be a critical national security challenge for the United States. A different approach is required. In a new policy brief, Karim Sadjadpour explains that the relevant question is not whether to talk to Iran but how to talk to Iran, and prioritizes U.S. engagement with Iran on six critical issues.
The financial interdependence that sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) created between the West and the Arab world could help stabilize multilateral relations and promote economic development and political stability in the Middle East, concludes a new paper from the Carnegie Middle East Center.
Robert E. B. Lucas finds in a new report that the net impact of migration is positive for the migrants and high-income countries, and more gains are feasible. At the same time, he finds more ambiguous effects on developing countries, which may suffer from growing brain-drain; only temporary migration among southern hemisphere countries seemed to provide clear benefits.
A better understanding of the views of non–nuclear-weapon states would provide the next U.S. administration with a serious opportunity to lead the rebuilding of a dangerously damaged nonproliferation regime, explains Deepti Choubey in a new report.
Turkey’s increased engagement in the Middle East reflects its desire to become a self-confident regional superpower. Yet, Ankara’s fraught handling of the Kurdish issue has been reactive, alarmist, and insecure. Unless Turkey learns to balance its opposing priorities, the country will witness an increase in ultra-nationalism and isolationism, concludes a new paper from the Carnegie Endowment.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is pleased to announce the sale of its award-winning magazine, Foreign Policy, to The Washington Post Company.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today that it has been chosen to serve as the U.S.–based Associated Research Centre for the International Commission on Non-proliferation and Disarmament.
Meeting at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington for a two-day conference on U.S.–Russia relations, Ambassadors Alexander A. Bessmertnykh, James F. Collins, Yuri V. Dubinin, Arthur A. Hartman, Jack F. Matlock Jr., and Thomas R. Pickering called for reflection and restraint on both sides and urged that Russian–American relations not be left hostage to political inertia.
The increasing use of unconventional, “soft” measures to combat violent extremism in Saudi Arabia is bearing positive results, leading others in the region, including the United States in Iraq, to adopt a similar approach.
A new IAEA report says that Iran continues to defy UN Security Council resolutions and enrich uranium while refusing to answer IAEA questions regarding possible weaponization activities. If the United States is to induce Iran to halt enrichment activities, both the costs of defiance and the benefits of cooperation must be greater, warns George Perkovich in a new policy brief.
The next U.S. president must pursue a balanced strategy toward Pakistan that simultaneously strengthens the civilian government—the best hope for Pakistan’s long-term stability—without alienating the Pakistani army, warns a new policy brief by South Asia expert Ashley J. Tellis.
The United States should use its limited but growing influence in Libya to support growth in non-governmental sectors rather than implicitly endorsing the regime’s status quo, urges a new commentary on the eve of Secretary Rice’s visit to Libya. The regime remains opaque, unpredictable, and, buoyed by its petroleum wealth, is increasingly assertive in international negotiations.
Turkey narrowly avoided an unprecedented constitutional crisis when its Constitutional Court refrained from banning the Justice and Development Party (AKP). Henri Barkey analyzes the court’s decision, outlines the history of the AKP, and assesses the impact of the crisis on Turkey’s political future.
The Carnegie Endowment announced that Henri J. Barkey, a Turkish politics expert, and Christopher Boucek, a Middle East security expert, have joined its Middle East Program in Washington, D.C.