Press Releases

    Next U.S. president must balance support for Pakistani civilian government and military

    • September 04, 2008

    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.

    U.S. Should Aid Libyan People, Not Only Regime

    • September 04, 2008

    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: Aftermath of the Political Crisis

    • August 01, 2008

    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.

    Carnegie Announces Leading Experts on Turkey and Middle East Security

    • July 30, 2008

    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.

    The Middle East: Evolution of a Broken Regional Order

    • July 30, 2008

    There have been many attempts by the international community to impose order in the Middle East. The reality is that Arab states must themselves overcome divisive ideologies, prioritize common interests, and develop a cooperative political and security architecture if a new regional order is to come to fruition.

    Arab diplomacy contradicts U.S. policy, U.S. lacks leverage over Arab allies

    • July 16, 2008

    Marina Ottaway and Mohammed Herzallah assess the diplomatic efforts of Arab regimes seeking to fill the power vacuum left by the absence of a strong regime in Iraq and ineffectual U.S. policy in The New Arab Diplomacy: Not With the U.S. and Not Against the U.S.

    Resolving Palestinian Presidential Election Dispute Requires Hamas–Fatah–Israeli Cooperation

    • July 15, 2008

    In a question and answer guide, Nathan Brown offers an analysis of Palestinian law and the core disagreements between the Palestinian factions that cast new doubt on President Mahmud Abbas’s political future.

    China Will Surpass U.S. Economically by 2035, Double by Midcentury

    • July 08, 2008

    China’s economy will surpass that of the United States by 2035 and be twice its size by midcentury, a new report by Albert Keidel concludes. China’s rapid growth is driven by domestic demand—not exports—and will sustain high single-digit growth rates well into this century.

    Asia—U.S. Needs Clear Strategic Vision

    • June 26, 2008

    The next U.S. administration needs a clear strategic vision for Asia befitting the region’s status as the new global “center of gravity.” In a new policy brief, Asia—Shaping The Future, Carnegie China Program Director Douglas H. Paal presents key steps the United States should take to advance its interests in “rising Asia.”

    Arab Government’s Response to Food Price Crisis Cannot Be Sustained

    • June 25, 2008

    Arab governments tempered public anger at rising food prices by increasing wages and subsidies, but their approach is not sustainable without raising taxes. Instead they should revise agricultural policies, expand social safety nets, and curb excessive energy consumption, argues Carnegie Middle East Center economist Ibrahim Saif.

    MENA Trade Agreements with the West Strengthen Negative Perceptions of Globalization

    • June 24, 2008

    Free trade agreements between the West (U.S. and EU) and Middle East and North African (MENA) countries, while containing beneficial elements, have strengthened negative perceptions of “western-led globalization” because they benefit unpopular elites and impose serious short term economic adjustment.

    ExxonMobil Gives $500,000 to the Carnegie Endowment’s New Vision—Pioneering the First Global Think Tank

    • June 05, 2008

    ExxonMobil announced that it will contribute $500,000 to support the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s New Vision of pioneering the first global think tank.

    Future U.S. Democracy Promotion Should Address Middle East Political Stagnation With Realistic Goals

    • June 04, 2008

    U.S. democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East should focus on realistic political reform goals. The most pressing issue facing Arab countries is the development of political systems that can contend with evolving socio-economic realities and open participation to political opposition, argues Carnegie Middle East Program Director Marina Ottaway.

    Kuwaiti Election Blow to Moderates and Political Reform

    • June 03, 2008

    By voting along tribal and sectarian lines in the 2008 election, Kuwaitis undermined efforts to establish a more democratic party system--a setback for a close U.S. ally curiously overlooked by American efforts to promote political reform in the Middle East.

    Rising Food Prices and the Doha Round

    • May 22, 2008

    In a new policy outlook, Sandra Polaski re-examines conventional wisdom about rising food prices, their impact on global poverty, and how trade policy should respond. She finds it is largely wrong.

    Is a League of Democracies a Good Idea?

    • May 20, 2008

    Influential policy experts on both sides of the U.S. political aisle are proposing a "League of Democracies." However, the proposal rests on a false assumption that democracies share sufficient common interests to work effectively together on a wide range of global issues.

    Current U.S. Policy Toward Israeli–Palestinian Conflict Undermines Two-State Solution

    • May 13, 2008

    The current U.S. approach to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict further undermines the chances for a two-state solution. Rather than pretending that an agreement is possible, it would be far better if U.S. efforts in the remainder of this year began to address underlying problems to improve the scenarios for the next administration, urges Middle East expert Nathan J. Brown.

    Violence in Lebanon: Key Actors and Aims

    • May 13, 2008

    Lebanon’s prolonged political crisis erupted in violence following the Lebanese government's dismissal of an official close to Hizbollah and the launch of an investigation into the organization’s telecommunications network. Contrary to a similar escalation in December 2006, Iran has not interceded to halt the violence.

    Kuwaiti Election Unlikely to Produce Change

    • May 08, 2008

    Despite recent electoral reform, Kuwait’s parliamentary election on May 17 will produce little change. This question and answer guide explains the significance of the election, and the implications of the electoral reform on campaigning, opportunities for women in Kuwaiti politics, and most significantly, for democracy in the Gulf.

    Carnegie Announces Leading Chinese Expert to Head Its Energy and Climate Program in Beijing

    • May 05, 2008

    Zhou Dadi, former director general of the Energy and Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in China, has joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to run the Beijing arm of its Energy and Climate Program.

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