Press Releases

    Tom Carver to head global communications for Carnegie Endowment

    • January 19, 2011

    Tom Carver, a twenty-year veteran of the BBC, will join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as vice president for communications and strategy.

    Governments must take lead to reduce transportation's climate effects

    • December 16, 2010

    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's oil export strategy generates global policy and economic implications

    • December 15, 2010

    Russia, the world’s largest oil producer, is actively seeking new outlets for oil exports.

    United States must pursue political solution in Afghanistan

    • November 30, 2010

    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.

    United States should focus on concrete interests to narrow “values gap” with Russia

    • November 30, 2010

    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.

    Five Surprises of the Great Recession Point to Needed Reforms

    • November 22, 2010

    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.

    Reinterpreting China's economic success to understand its future

    • November 10, 2010

    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.

    Carnegie Analysts Welcomed by Los Angeles Times' Babylon & Beyond

    • November 05, 2010

    Analysts of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, including the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, became contributors to Babylon & Beyond.

    U.S.-Russia "reset" started strong—now it needs greater attention

    • November 03, 2010

    After falling to historic lows in 2008, U.S.-Russia relations rebounded following last year’s "reset."

    Working Group on Egypt meets with NSC staff

    • November 02, 2010

    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.

    Obama has historic opportunity to strengthen U.S.–India ties

    • October 28, 2010

    President Obama departs for India in November on his first presidential visit to the world’s largest democracy.

    NATO best served by realistic nuclear policy review

    • October 27, 2010

    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.

    United States must adopt balanced approach to India

    • October 26, 2010

    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.

    Russia can help curb Iran’s growing nuclear ambitions

    • October 26, 2010

    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.

    Europe emerges as battleground in pricing of natural gas

    • October 12, 2010

    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.

    International community must work to keep Armenia–Turkey rapprochement alive

    • October 06, 2010

    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.

    Islamist movements struggle to balance religion and politics

    • September 27, 2010

    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.

    Russia’s Arctic Choice: Cooperation or Conflict?

    • September 21, 2010

    The Arctic is emerging as the world’s next hot spot for oil and gas development. As the melting ice cap opens new shipping lanes and makes it easier to access strategic energy reserves, countries are racing to gain control over the Arctic’s abundant natural resources. In a report, Dmitri Trenin and Pavel Baev offer a view from Moscow on what the opening of the Arctic means.

    Regional trade agreements fuel economic growth

    • September 16, 2010

    With global trade talks stalled and lower demand from major economies, regional trade agreements are emerging as a way for middle-income countries to increase trade, spur growth, and lower unemployment rates. In a new report, Alejandro Foxley analyzes how three regions—Eastern Europe, Latin America, and East Asia—are increasing trade within their borders and building a broader free trade system.

    Tax reform essential for rescuing Pakistan’s economy

    • September 15, 2010

    Unable to sustain solid growth, Pakistan’s economy is teetering on the brink of collapse, with one-third of the population living below the poverty line. S. Akbar Zaidi writes that without tax reform, Pakistan will continue to run an unsustainable debt and be forced to rely on Western donors for bailouts.

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