Expectations are running high for major changes in the next U.S. administration's foreign policy, but how much change is likely, and will it be enough to close the gap between America and the world? Top experts from the Carnegie Endowment and elsewhere discussed this question during a two-day conference in Brussels. <BR>
Ongoing violence in Pakistan serves as a constant reminder of the immense challenges facing President Asif Ali Zardari. U.S. efforts to effectively balance security and policy imperatives in this volatile region have not succeeded. The U.S. and Europe can develop a successful new strategy if they engage directly with Pakistan’s civil society while continuing to recognize the military’s importance.
The Russia-Georgia conflict has not only re-defined the balance of power in the Caucasus but also Russia’s relations with the world. To understand what a re-emergent Russia wants, Carnegie Europe has hosted the first of its new ‘Live from…’ video briefing with leading Russian foreign policy expert, Dmitri Trenin.
The rise of China as a major economic, cultural, and military force in has fundamentally altered the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region. Doug Paal from the Carnegie Endowment, and Geoffry Barret from the European Commission, discussed how the U.S. and the EU should respond to this new dynamic.
To better understand how the U.S. and the West can successfully promote democracy, Carnegie Europe convened a panel of experts to discuss the Bush administration’s past mistakes, challenges to democracy in the Middle East, and the European perspective on democracy promotion and the ‘League of Democracies.’
On the eve of the international donors’ conference for Afghanistan, Carnegie Europe convened a day of discussions in Paris between Afghan leaders, top NATO representatives and other international experts, on the priorities for Afghanistan over the next five years and how the roles of NATO and the EU should evolve.
The Beijing Olympic Games will reveal the two sides of China: the enormous economic progress the country has made over the last 30 years but also the ‘alarming’ levels of uneven development and the devastating environmental consequences of its progress.
Taking advantage of Carnegie's presence on both sides of the Atlantic and its leading research work on South and Central Asia, Carnegie Europe has launched a policy initiative on Afghanistan aimed at bridging Afghan, U.S., and European perspectives on future strategies to address difficult issues like narcotics and regional relations.
A high-level panel on Iran held in Berlin, Germany, and hosted by Carnegie Europe on March 11, 2008.
On January 25, Carnegie Senior Associate Ashley J. Tellis presented the findings of his Carnegie Report, <EM>Pakistan and the War on Terror: Conflicted Goals, Compromised Performance</EM>, at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London. Tellis and Carnegie Visiting Scholar Frederic Grare provided first-hand commentary following President Musharraf's keynote speech at RUSI.