• Arab Horizons | عربي

    Conflict, refugees, authoritarianism, and economic stagnation engulf the Middle East. Can a new, more peaceful and more prosperous Arab order emerge after the collapse of the old?

  • Arab Security Sector Restructuring and Transformation Project | عربي

    This project aims to build a regional Arab network of officials, officers, activists, experts, and other practitioners concerned with security sector reform.

  • Changing Geopolitics of Eurasia

    Twenty-five years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Carnegie’s Changing Geopolitics of Eurasia project will assess the trajectories of the countries of Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia. It will examine their foreign policies, evolving geopolitical environments, and implications for U.S. interests. The Changing Geopolitics of Eurasia project is supported, in part, by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Civic Research Network

    The Carnegie Civic Research Network is a network of leading experts on civic activism, dedicated to examining the changing patterns of civic activism in their countries and analyzing the implications for a new generation of civil society assistance. The Civic Research Network receives the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the UK Department for International Development, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

    The Civic Research Network is led by Thomas Carothers, Maria Koomen, and Richard Youngs. To get in touch with the project team, please email Maria Koomen at

  • Civil-Military Relations in Arab States | عربي

    The Program on Civil-Military Relations in Arab States (CMRAS) is an initiative to develop policy tools, build civilian and military expertise in defense affairs, and enable civil-military dialogue. It aims to foster civilian oversight of defense sectors in Arab states, and to support the modernization and professionalization of Arab armed forces. Key stakeholders include defense sectors, academic networks, civil society and research organizations, government officials, the media, and parliamentarians.

  • Cybersecurity and the Financial System

    To protect the financial system against cyber threats, this project by Carnegie’s Cyber Policy Initiative provides innovative research, actionable policy proposals, and regular updates on key developments for decisionmakers in government and industry as well as other stakeholders.

  • India Elects 2019

    India Elects 2019 provides expert analysis on India’s national elections and their impact on the country’s economy, domestic policy, and foreign relations. It brings together insights from Carnegie’s experts in Washington, New Delhi, and around the world.

  • Inside Korea

    Inside Korea features critical analysis on domestic, security, foreign policy, and economic issues and developments in and around the Korean Peninsula.

  • Inside Russia

    Carnegie analysis from Moscow and Washington on Russia’s domestic politics, societal trends, and economics.

  • International Cybersecurity Norms

  • Managing the U.S.-Russia Standoff

    With the U.S.-Russian relationship badly frayed, what are the biggest risks for escalation, deterioration and miscalculation?  What, if any, opportunities exist for halting a continued downward slide? With an eye toward informing the conversation about key issues in U.S.-Russian relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has commissioned a series of analytical papers by leading U.S., Russian and European experts and practitioners to take a cold-eyed look at these challenges. 

    The goal of the “U.S.-Russia Policy Options for the Long Haul” project is to develop ideas that could help manage the U.S.-Russia standoff. The project is sponsored, in part, by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

  • Reforming Ukraine

    Carnegie’s Reforming Ukraine project provides objective, rigorous, evidence-based assessments of the Ukrainian reform effort via a series of regular publications, workshops, and events prepared by a team of Carnegie fellows and independent experts based in Ukraine.

  • Reshaping European Democracy

    The Reshaping European Democracy project is an initiative of Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program and Carnegie Europe that aims to analyze, debate, and help improve the state of European democracy via a series of regular publications and events. The project will follow two main streams of activities: It will produce a series of evidence-based assessments, prepared by a core team of Carnegie fellows and independent experts based in different countries across Europe, and, together with European Movement International, it will regularly convene a wider European Democracy Group of experts and officials to debate issues related to democracy, with an eye to improving democracy in the European Union.

    The Reshaping European Democracy project receives the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the University of Warwick.

  • Rising Democracies Network

    The Carnegie Rising Democracies Network is a research network of leading experts on democracy and foreign policy, dedicated to examining the growing role of non-Western democracies in international democracy support and conflict issues. The Rising Democracies Network is carried out in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and with additional support from the Ford Foundation and the UK Department for International Development.

  • Security in Europe | Русский

    The Carnegie Moscow Center’s new project, “Minimizing the Risk of an East-West Collision: Practical Ideas for European Security,” provides insight into navigating the increasingly contentious relationship between Russia and the West. This project will provide workable solutions on how to alleviate tensions, prevent conflict, and manage current disputes.

    The project is co-led by Carnegie’s Dmitri Trenin and Alexander Baunov, and supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

  • Sources of Sectarianism in the Middle East

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace project on Sources of Sectarianism in the Middle East is a two-year inquiry that seeks to improve our understanding of intra-religious identity conflict in a turbulent region. Rather than focusing exclusively on doctrinal and theological differences, the project examines how geopolitics, political economy, governing structures, media, non-state actors, and political and clerical elites have contributed to the inflammation of sectarian identity in the region. The study covers Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, Iraq, Iran, and Egypt.

    The project includes eleven contributing authors from a broad array of disciplines such as political scientists, historians, sociologists, journalists, and scholars of Islam. The resulting papers will be posted on this site but also collected in an edited volume to be published in 2017. This endeavor is made possible through a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

  • The Return of Global Russia: A Reassessment of the Kremlin’s International Agenda

    The Kremlin’s activist foreign policy is expanding Russian global influence at a time when the United States and other Western countries are increasingly divided or consumed by domestic problems.  The Return of Global Russia project will examine the Kremlin’s ambitions to become a player in far-flung parts of the world where its influence has long been written off, the tools it is relying upon to challenge the liberal international order, and practical Western policy options for how and when to respond to this new challenge.

  • Tunisia Monitor

    Carnegie’s Tunisia Monitor project tracks the status of the country’s transition in the economic, political, and security spheres. This project provides original analysis and policy recommendations from a network of Tunisian contributors and Carnegie experts to inform decisionmakers in Tunisia, Europe, and the United States. This endeavor is supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.

  • The United States and Japan in Asia

    Carnegie’s Japan Initiative was established by the Asia Program in 2012. Led by Senior Fellow James L. Schoff, and in collaboration with experts across Carnegie’s global network, the initiative informs current policy debates by looking broadly at security, economic, and political developments in Japan, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and the alliance’s role in a dynamic Asia

  • U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle Class

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has launched a multiyear research effort dedicated to exploring how U.S. foreign policy needs to change to better advance the economic well-being of America’s middle class.

Past Projects

  • 20 Years After the End of the Soviet Union

  • 2012 Carnegie Election Guide

  • 2014 What Lies Ahead

  • Capacity Building

    The Carnegie Middle East Center works with regional partners to build the capacity of emerging scholars and institutions in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Carnegie Oil Initiative

    New oils are emerging in the United States and worldwide. The degree to which global oils differ from one another is increasing, from carbon-laden oils that resist flow to ultra-light petroleum liquids trapped in tight shale oil. Developing these unconventional oils requires a clear departure from business-as-usual practices. The Carnegie Oil Initiative provides expert analysis, strategic guidance, and policy frameworks to manage new oil assets while protecting the climate.

  • Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative – EASI | Русский

    To move toward the goal of an inclusive Euro-Atlantic Security Community, a unique process was created in 2009 called the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI) by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    For the first time, former policymakers, diplomats, generals, and business leaders from Russia, the United States, Canada, Central Europe, and European Union nations came together to chart a roadmap of practical action that would allow the region to leave its past behind and to start to build a more secure future based on mutual trust and cooperation.

  • European External Strategy Project

    Carnegie Europe launched the European External Strategy Project (EESP) in 2014 to provide policymakers with concrete and practical recommendations for advancing a global foreign and security strategy for Europe.

    The project is intended to feed into an assessment of the impact of changes in the global environment on the European Union (EU) and, ultimately, to define a coherent framework for the EU as an international actor.

  • French Elections 2012

  • German Elections 2013

  • India Decides 2014

    India Decides 2014 provides timely analysis on India’s national elections and their impact on the country’s economy, domestic policy, and foreign relations. It brings together insights from Carnegie’s experts in Washington, New Delhi, and around the world.

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