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    Carnegie Appoints Leading Expert on Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation

    • November 18, 2008

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced that James Acton, a leading expert on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, has joined its Nonproliferation Program. Acton's research focuses on forging practical solutions to strengthen the nonproliferation regime and promote disarmament, particularly on ensuring that nuclear energy programs are used only for peaceful purposes.

    Carnegie Appoints Leading Global Development Expert, Announces International Economics Program

    • November 13, 2008

    Carnegie announced that Uri Dadush, a leading expert on the global economy, trade, and development, will join the Endowment’s International Economics Program.

    International Push for Palestinian Unity Needed

    • November 04, 2008

    Ongoing Palestinian unity talks brokered by Egypt have little chance of success without a significant international push, concludes a commentary by Nathan J. Brown.

    Women in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Pushing for Change

    • October 31, 2008

    Islamist women, increasingly restless with their subordinate status in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, are pushing for greater representation and a wider role.

    Nuclear Renaissance: Recommendations for the Next U.S. President

    • October 30, 2008

    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.

    Next U.S. President Must Provide Security for Afghan Population to Achieve Stability

    • October 30, 2008

    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.

    Aso O. Tavitian Joins Carnegie Endowment Board of Trustees

    • October 28, 2008

    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.

    Russian–American Security Relations After Georgia

    • October 27, 2008

    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.

    Global Financial Crisis: Lessons for the United States and China

    • October 27, 2008

    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.

    Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Why the United States Should Lead

    • October 21, 2008

    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.

    Building Confidence With Iran on Common Interests

    • October 16, 2008

    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.

    International Framework Needed to Govern Sovereign Wealth Funds

    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.

    International Labor Migration in a Globalizing Economy

    • October 14, 2008

    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.

    Are New Nuclear Bargains Attainable?

    • October 08, 2008

    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 Confused Engagement in the Middle East

    • October 07, 2008

    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.

    Carnegie Announces Sale of Foreign Policy Magazine to The Washington Post Company

    • October 03, 2008

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is pleased to announce the sale of its award-winning magazine, Foreign Policy, to The Washington Post Company.

    Carnegie to Represent U.S. Research for International Nuclear Weapons Commission

    • September 25, 2008

    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.

    Former Ambassadors to United States and Russia Call for Urgent Action to Arrest Downward Spiral in Relations

    • September 23, 2008

    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.

    Saudi Arabia’s Counterterrorism Strategy Yields Success, Offers Lessons for United States and Others

    • September 22, 2008

    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.

    United States Should Offer Iran Last Chance at Incentives

    • September 15, 2008

    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.

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