This project aims to build a regional Arab network of officials, officers, activists, experts, and other practitioners concerned with security sector reform.
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.
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.
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, and the UK Department for International Development.
The Renegotiating Civil-Military Relations in Arab States: Political and Economic Governance in Transition Project run by the Carnegie Middle East Center in 2014–2015 sought to expand the knowledge base relating to national armed forces with the ultimate aim of enhancing policy formulation and contributing to democratic transition in Arab states.
The project looked at countries most affected by postconflict transition and the Arab Spring, and it involved 32 researchers who took part in workshops or contributed papers, some of which are posted here. It was made possible with the generous support of the International Development Research Center (IDRC).
Carnegie analysis from Moscow and Washington on Russia’s domestic politics, societal trends, and economics.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
The United States and Japan in Asia project seeks to develop a better understanding of how U.S.-Japan alliance policy has evolved beyond its initial bilateral framework to address the diverse multilateral challenges in the Asia-Pacific, a region of growing dynamism and influence. The project features a speaker series highlighting experts on big-picture topics relevant to Japan and America’s foreign policy in Asia and the world, and publishes analytical articles and more specialized backgrounders exploring key issues in the bilateral relationship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carnegie Europe takes a critical look at the implications of meeting NATO’s 2 percent defense investment pledge—and what that target means for NATO’s future.
The task force will assess the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. and Western policy toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia since the end of the Cold War and offer a set of guiding principles for a durable U.S. policy framework. The task force is a joint effort with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is supported, in part, by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Terrorist groups operating in weak and fragile countries continue to threaten Western interests. Since 9/11, the war on al-Qaeda and its allies has evolved and there are reports that the United States is increasing intelligence and military operations in critical states of concern. In a Carnegie Q&A series, leading experts on weak states and counterterrorism analyze the threats emerging out of these countries and offer policy recommendations for the international community.
Window Into China is a publication series from the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy highlighting Chinese perspectives on global affairs. It features contributions from scholars affiliated with Tsinghua University as well as other leading Chinese experts.
These pieces provide insights into the variety of debates and schools of thought concerning foreign policy in China and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center or its staff. The center does not take institutional views on public policy issues.