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 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.
The next president of the United States will inherit the challenge of persuading the Pakistani leadership that it needs to continue prosecuting an unpopular, but necessary, war. Two fundamental changes need to be made by the next administration - it will have to strengthen the civilian government in Islamabad, while still maintaining a cooperative relationship with the Pakistani military.
The small steps achieved in the last year and a half through negotiations with North Korea in dismantling its nuclear program prove that, at least in the North Korean case, diplomacy and the path toward normalization should be given a chance.
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.
Since communism failed as an economic system, Russia and China have had to embrace free markets. But hopes that reform of communist economies would produce western-style democracies have been shaken.
China and India’s emergence as global powers is unprecedented in modern history. Sino-Indian bilateral relations are defined by a complex balance of competition and cooperation - co-engagement.
To understand how the West can improve cooperation with Russia, Carnegie Europe and the European Policy Centre co-sponsored an expert panel who suggested the West should begin by focusing on Russia’s economic interests.
Is China a threat to Western countries? This was the key question at Carnegie Europe’s China roundtable. Senior Associate Robert Kagan analyzes this question by using historical patterns of behavior of rising powers.