The Middle East Program and the Istituto Affari Internazionali hosted a conference on Islamist movements, focusing on the divide between Western theories and Islamist thought. The discussion touched on a range of issues, including the role of religion in politics, the significance of sharia for the political/legal system, individual rights and freedoms, pluralism, the rights of minorities.
On April 16, 2007, the Carnegie Endowment hosted Pakistan People’s Party Representative Sherry Rehman, who spoke on “Pakistan Today: Policy Challenges and U.S. Engagement.” George Perkovich moderated the event.
On April 12, 2007, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a meeting entitled "Developments in the South Caucasus and Caspian: A Georgian Perspective" with The Honorable Zurab Nogaideli, Prime Minister of Georgia. Mark Medish, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment, chaired the discussion. A summary of his remarks are provided below.
The United States government is suffering from a curious learning disability when it comes to Iraq. As it begins the painful process of disengaging from Iraq, the U.S. is at risk of repeating the mistakes it made going into the war.
From the diplomatic perspective, Tehran may feel like it has chastened the Europeans to think twice before working in concert with the U.S., but in fact they’ve likely achieved the opposite effect.
Carnegie's Nikolai Petrov and Masha Lipman, discuss the future of democracy in Russia.