United States

    • Research

    Giving More to Get More from the Nonproliferation Treaty

    Strengthening the NPT cannot be done by the US alone, but it certainly cannot be done without Washington’s active and constructive support. The U.S. must show that it can and will effectively use the diplomatic tools at its disposal to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons.

    • Commentary

    The End of The Beginning

    • Michael Beckley
    • April 11, 2005
    • Weekly Standard

    Junior Fellow Michael Beckley argues that a U.S. exit from Iraq is still years away.

    • Event

    Preventing and Resolving Conflict Across the Taiwan Strait

    The Carnegie Endowment and the China Reform Forum held a joint conference in Beijing to discuss the prevention and resolution of conflict in the Taiwan Strait. Leading analysts from both the United States and China discussed the different dimensions of cross-strait dynamics and the views and roles of regional players --most notably, those of the U.S.

    • Research

    You Can’t Handle the Truth

    The president’s commission on intelligence delivered half a report. Like the colonel played by Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men," the commission acted as if America can’t handle the truth. The commissioners would have us believe that those who provided the false intelligence were solely to blame, and the senior political leaders who ordered and presented the claims to the public were passive victims. Conservative pundits have quickly declared, "case closed," and urge us to focus on rearranging the deck chairs on the intelligence ship. But buried deep inside the report is evidence that contradicts the commission’s own conclusions and raises serious questions about their recommendations. Most damning is the tale of two CIA analysts who were removed from their positions for "causing waves" when they questioned the reliability of the defector known as "Curveball." (Read More)

    • Research

    Enforcing Compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    As painful experience in Iraq, North Korea, Libya and Iran has shown, the rules that govern nuclear exports, safeguard nuclear materials, and control and eliminate nuclear weapons are not self-enforcing. States and international agencies must struggle to mobilize the power needed to enforce and adapt these rules as conditions change.

    • Commentary

    For Tehran, Nuclear Program Is a Matter of National Pride

    • Commentary

    South Korea Should Have a Larger Role in Global Nonproliferation Efforts

    In just over one month, representative from over 180 countries will meet in New York to review the status and condition of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. This meeting, which takes place every five years as required by the agreement, occurs in an environment more negative than at anytime in its history and the potential for the month-long meeting to produce a positive result is in serious doubt. South Korea is in a unique position to improve the prospects for a successful meeting and Seoul should take active and even aggressive steps to play a large, constructive role at the meeting.

    • Commentary

    Was Bush Right About the War?

    The essential ingredient the Arab spring is not what occurred in the White House. It is, instead, what occurred on the streets of Ramallah, Cairo and Beirut.

    • Commentary

    Iraq’s Forces: The Hole in the U.S. Security Strategy?

    • Jeff Miller
    • March 16, 2005

    • Commentary

    The Chosen Nation: The Influence of Religion on U.S. Foreign Policy

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