Mohamed A. El-Erian, Patricia House, and Rohan Weerasinghe were appointed to the board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Eight countries and six companies eagerly await the Indian air force’s selection of a new medium multi-role combat aircraft—126 aircraft will cost approximately $10 billion. In a new report, Ashley Tellis says that the winner of the competition will gain a toehold in a lucrative market and the aircraft will play an essential role in India’s transformation from a regional power to a global giant.
The bombing of a Coptic Christian church in Egypt on New Year’s Day reflected a sharp rise in religious friction. In testimony before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Michele Dunne explains that for years sectarian tensions have been slowly brewing in Egypt. Dunne details what the Egyptian government must do to curb the recent outbreak of violence and how the United States can spur change.
Tom Carver, a twenty-year veteran of the BBC, will join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as vice president for communications and strategy.
On-road transportation has the greatest negative effect on climate of any economic sector, especially in the short term. Cutting on-road transportation climate and air-pollutant emissions would be unambiguously good for the climate and public health, writes Deborah Gordon in a new paper.
Russia, the world’s largest oil producer, is actively seeking new outlets for oil exports.
The current strategy of defeating the Taliban is unrealistic and headed swiftly toward an impasse, writes Gilles Dorronsoro in a new report on the war in Afghanistan.
While the reset in U.S.-Russia relations has led to significant security accomplishments, less progress has been made on improving Russia’s commitment to democratic reform.
As the world slowly recovers from the deepest global recession since the 1930s, countries have yet to enact the politically tough structural reforms that are needed.
China capitalized on its huge population and geographic size to become the world’s most efficient assembler and exporter of manufactured goods, but the country’s transformation is now reaching a critical turning point.
Analysts of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, including the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, became contributors to Babylon & Beyond.
After falling to historic lows in 2008, U.S.-Russia relations rebounded following last year’s "reset."
Members of the Working Group on Egypt had a very productive meeting with members of the National Security Staff on November 2 to discuss Egypt’s upcoming elections, prospects for political reform, and the implications for U.S. policy.
President Obama departs for India in November on his first presidential visit to the world’s largest democracy.
With widening calls to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons, NATO’s nuclear policy will be high on the agenda during the Alliance’s November summit in Lisbon.
As President Obama prepares to visit India next month, he faces criticism that his administration has done too little to enhance U.S.–India relations. In a new report, George Perkovich argues that expectations for a partnership between the two countries in the near term are unrealistically high and overlook how their interests, policies, and diplomatic style will often diverge.
Although Iran and Russia have substantial economic and military ties, Moscow is increasingly wary of Tehran’s growing ambitions. In a new report, Dmitri Trenin and Alexey Malashenko offer a view from Moscow and detail how Iran’s desire to develop nuclear weapons and long-range missiles—while refusing to compromise with the international community—threaten Russia.
Consumption of natural gas is growing rapidly and now accounts for nearly one-quarter of the world’s energy supply. While natural gas is relatively clean compared to crude oil and coal, its ability to assume a greater role in meeting the world’s growing energy demands will depend largely on price.
In 2009, Armenia and Turkey began a historic rapprochement and signed two protocols on normalizing their relations. Unfortunately, the process stalled in April 2010. In an updated policy brief, Thomas de Waal argues that the protocols—the most positive initiative in the South Caucasus for many years—must be kept alive as the process still has the potential to transform the region.
As Islamist movements in the Arab world become more politically active, they are struggling to pursue their moral and religious agenda while navigating daily political tussles.