Protectionist measures increased during the recent global financial and economic crisis, but had little effect on world trade. In a new paper, Uri Dadush, Shimelse Ali, and Rachel Esplin Odell explore the complex and mutually reinforcing set of legal and structural changes in the world economy that make a return to protectionism more costly.
Jordan’s resilient class of political elites have thwarted efforts to open up the political system in the last ten years, writes Marwan Muasher in a new paper.
Osama bin Laden’s death will intensify the debate in Washington over U.S. strategy and plans in Afghanistan. While U.S. policy makers generally agree that a regional solution is essential for transitioning security in Afghanistan, meaningful cooperation among its neighbors remains elusive.
Carnegie's Moisés Naím was honored with the 2011 Ortega y Gasset Journalism Award for Outstanding Professional Career.
President Obama has identified the goal of creating the conditions that would allow for deep reductions in nuclear arsenals. In a report released at the 2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, James M. Acton lays out a detailed policy agenda to reduce U.S. and Russian stockpiles.
Vikram Nehru, chief economist for East Asia and the Pacific at the World Bank, is joining the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace this summer as a senior associate focused on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly South East Asia.
Toby Dalton, a former director and senior adviser on nonproliferation issues for the U.S. Department of Energy, has joined the Carnegie Endowment as the deputy director of its Nuclear Policy Program.
Jan Techau, a noted expert on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy, will lead Carnegie Europe.
Africa’s improved economic performance over the past decade was driven by sounder macroeconomic policies, greater openness to trade and foreign investments, higher education spending, and reduced conflict, write Shimelse Ali and Uri Dadush in a new paper.
China is increasingly factored into U.S. nuclear strategy and Washington has expressed a desire to enhance strategic stability with Beijing. In a new paper, Lora Saalman examines the challenges and opportunities China sees in pursuing strategic stability with the United States.
The idea of global rebalancing—which aims to reduce trade deficits and surpluses—receives a great deal of attention and is a main agenda item at this weekend’s G20 finance ministers meeting. In a new policy brief, however, Uri Dadush writes that this focus is misguided.
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.