Remarks from Michael Cox and Jessica T. Mathews on the disappointment of European expectations of the U.S.
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.
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.
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.