“The shattered Mediterranean state is close to open civil war, which could have profoundly negative consequences for U.S. interests and allies.”

Frederic Wehrey and Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)’s Wolfram Lacher discuss why Libya poses a growing challenge for the Trump administration in their latest for Foreign Affairs: [ Ceip.org Link ]

Libya After ISIS

“The Trump administration can ignore Africa only at its peril.”

Steven Feldstein explores why the Trump team should build upon past administrations’ engagement in Africa: [ Ceip.org Link ]

Why the Trump Administration Should Not Overlook Africa

“This extraordinary swell of opposition to Trump’s visit—as well as the support for it—has exposed serious fault lines in May’s political strategy.”

Judy Dempsey explores the Trump-May relationship in her latest for Carnegie Europe: [ Ceip.org Link ]

May’s Myopic Gamble With Trump

“What made America uniquely susceptible to the attack from an authoritarian Russia is emblematic of what makes other democracies particularly vulnerable, relative to their authoritarian counterparts, to political cyberattack.”

Moisés Naím explores why democracies tend to be the victims of political cyberattacks: [ Ceip.org Link ]

How Democracies Lose in Cyberwar

In a new podcast, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center’s Paul Haenle, discusses Trump’s direct assaults on the cornerstones of the U.S.-China relationship, assessing the administration’s confrontational approach to questions such as the One China policy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and North Korea: [ Ceip.org Link ]

Paul Haenle on U.S.-China relations in the Trump Administration

“The opposition increasingly faces a stark choice: destruction or reincorporation within central state structures still headed by President Bashar al-Assad.”

Yezid Sayigh explores how options for the Syrian opposition are narrowing at an accelerating pace: [ Ceip.org Link ]

End Game for the Syrian Opposition

“For India to achieve its policy objectives, the government and industry, particularly the manufacturing sector, must prepare for opportunities and greater engagement in an evolving multilateral trade arena.”

Ambassador Hardeep S. Puri writes for Carnegie India on India’s trade policy: [ Ceip.org Link ]

India’s Trade Policy Dilemma and the Role of Domestic Reform

“The West—meaning its community of democracies—is not going to prevail if its leaders do not speak out to defend Western values.”

Reporting from the Munich Security Conference, Carnegie Europe’s Judy Dempsey explores an international order and liberal democracy in crisis: [ Ceip.org Link ]

The West’s Vulnerability vs. the West’s Revival

In a new piece for Foreign Policy, Bill Burns and Jared Cohen argue that traditional concepts and tools of statecraft must continue to adapt to remain relevant in the digital age: [ Ceip.org Link ]

The Rules of the Brave New Cyberworld

The start of a new U.S. administration is an opportune time to recalibrate the U.S.-Japan alliance to keep it relevant and productive. James L. Schoff presents the findings of his new report, Uncommon Alliance for the Common Good, which outlines what’s possible for the alliance in a changing international landscape. NHK WORLD’s Masayoshi Tanaka will moderate and Carnegie President William J....
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“Policymakers must keep in mind that the abiding goal should be to advance U.S. interests, support U.S. allies across the world, and uphold U.S. principles—not to improve relations with Russia for their own sake.”

Eugene Rumer, Richard Sokolsky, and Andrew Weiss explore the Trump administration’s policy approaches toward Russia in their latest for Foreign Affairs: [ Ceip.org Link ]

Trump and Russia: The Right Way to Manage Relations

“Their overall number, their territorial spread, and their extreme experiences make displaced people a group that the Ukrainian and Russian national and local governments—as well as the West—need to take into account.”

Gwendolyn Sasse discusses a new survey on the views of people displaced by the conflict in the Donbas for Carnegie Europe: [ Ceip.org Link ]

The Voices of the Displaced in Ukraine and Russia

“In Donald Trump’s first term there is a serious possibility of a military conflict, whether intentional or inadvertent, between the United States or Israel and Iran.”

Karim Sadjadpour explores how the U.S. could stumble into war with Iran: [ Ceip.org Link ]

How America Could Stumble Into War With Iran

“The U.S.-Russian relationship is broken, and it cannot be repaired quickly or easily.”

Eugene Rumer, Richard Sokolsky, Paul Stronski, and Andrew S. Weiss examine twenty-five years of U.S. policy toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia: [ Ceip.org Link ]

Illusions vs Reality: Twenty-Five Years of U.S. Policy Toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia

“The advent of a new U.S. administration is always a high stakes moment for U.S.-Japan diplomacy, and Friday’s Washington visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks to be the most consequential for this bilateral alliance in nearly a quarter century,” writes James L. Schoff.

Read more about Shinzō Abe’s trip to the United States: [ Ceip.org Link ]

With Abe Visit, Trump, U.S. Need to Get to What Counts with Japan

Please join the Carnegie Endowment and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for the launch of a report on the findings of a high-level bipartisan task force on U.S. policy toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. The discussion will identify the guiding principles for a sustainable U.S. policy approach and features task force co-chairs Senator Chris Murphy and Ambassador Richard Armitage in...
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“In the absence of immediate military or political solutions to the conflict, Kiev’s only apparent choice is to hold the line and fight fiercely for maintaining the status quo.”

Balázs Jarábik discusses the recent escalation in the Donbas and the new tone from Washington on Ukraine: [ Ceip.org Link ]

Escalation in the Donbas: Ukraine Fights for the Status Quo

"Individuals with criminal reputations have long been associated with politics in India, but amid a changing electoral environment in which uncertainty and competition have both intensified, over time they have moved from the periphery to center stage."

Milan Vaishnav discusses why India’s electorate chooses to vote for politicians with criminal records: [ Ceip.org Link ]

Why India’s Electorate Chooses to Vote for Politicians With Criminal Records

“What he has done is to take the few things on which neocons, realists, and liberal internationalists agree and throw them out the window.”

Jessica T. Mathews discusses how Donald Trump has upended the fundamentals of American foreign policy in a new piece for The New York Review of Books: [ Ceip.org Link ]

What Trump Is Throwing Out the Window

“Russia faces bleak economic prospects for the next few years.”

Andrey Movchan explores a number of key and often overlooked features of Russia’s post-Soviet economy: [ Ceip.org Link ]

Decline, Not Collapse: The Bleak Prospects for Russia’s Economy