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?
As the geopolitical order shifts, Eurasia has increasingly become a site of tension in global politics. Nearly thirty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, sweeping societal, economic, and generational changes are transforming the South Caucasus, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Russia is trying to reassert dominance, as China’s economic and political clout rises, and the West’s attention shifts to other parts of the globe.
Carnegie’s Space Project seeks to facilitate international cooperation to assure the continued security, viability, and sustainability of commercial, civil, and defense activities in Earth orbits.
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.
Carnegie’s Civic Research Network is a global group of leading experts and activists dedicated to examining the changing patterns of civic activism around the world and analyzing the implications for future international civil society support.
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.
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.
The European Democracy Hub acts as a focal point for work on democracy, bringing together analysts and policymakers engaged with EU democracy support and democratic challenges in Europe. It is a joint initiative of Carnegie Europe and the European Partnership for Democracy.
A vast expanse that holds a fifth of the water on the Earth’s surface, the Indian Ocean has long been a crossroads for merchants, mariners, and navies. The ocean is critical to the geopolitical and economic fortunes of both its littoral states and outside powers. As they have for centuries, ships squeeze through its narrow straits and sail into its deep waters, plying busy trade routes that span the globe from Africa to the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
Today, as a space where the interests of the world’s great powers intersect, the Indian Ocean is becoming ever more important. It is a fulcrum not only of strategic competition between nations but also of an array of valuable economic and development opportunities. Yet there are few dedicated Indian Ocean programs anywhere in the world. The Carnegie Asia Program aims to rectify this gap and build a hub for some of the world’s best research on the Indian Ocean and its island states and territories.
Inside Korea features critical analysis on domestic, security, foreign policy, and economic issues and developments in and around the Korean Peninsula.
Carnegie analysis from Moscow and Washington on Russia’s domestic politics, societal trends, and economics.
Carnegie’s Cyber Policy Initiative aims to contribute to international cybersecurity norms. This includes our Cyber Norms Index and Timeline in partnership with the United Nations and additional related research and policy papers available on this website. We also engage with governments and commercial actors to shape and promote feasible norms.
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.
Carnegie’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations (PCIO) seeks to advance more effective whole-of-society, evidence-based strategies to counter influence operations.
China is quietly exploiting Russia’s rift with the West to expand its inﬂuence in the geopolitical, security, technological, and ﬁnancial domains. Are Russia and its neighbors becoming a testing ground for a new Beijing-centered regional order? Is a Pax Sinica emerging?
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 Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.