International Security Challenges


    • Op-Ed

    Managing the Sino-American Dispute Over Missile Defense

    Supporters of nuclear expansion believe that a larger Chinese nuclear arsenal is the key to prevent a war with Washington and “nothing else could work.” The overt nature of the debate is unprecedented and shifts public opinion toward greater enthusiasm for a more robust nuclear posture.

    • The United States, China, and the Future of Arms Control

      To better understand the prospects for U.S.-China arms control, The Diplomat’s senior editor, Ankit Panda, spoke to Tong Zhao, a senior fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, based at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing.

      • Podcast

      China-India, John Bolton, and the U.S. Presidential Election

      Paul Haenle spoke with Chen Dingding to better understand how the China-India border feud and John Bolton’s recently released book are being viewed in China.

      • Op-Ed

      What Do North Korean Provocations Mean for China?

      The current status quo over the Korean Peninsula is not sustainable, as North Korea faces growing economic stress and may become more desperate to shake off the external constraints.

      • What the Five Nuclear Weapon States Can Do to Contain Nuclear Risks

        • Tong Zhao
        • May 22, 2020
        • Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

        The international debate about nuclear risk has catalogued many different kinds of risk and danger. But two stand out as especially salient: the risk of the nuclear arms race and the risk of employment of nuclear weapons arising out of a conventional conflict.

        • Op-Ed

        No Magic in Nuclear Buildup

        China once had the smallest nuclear arsenal of the five nuclear powers. But to ensure the effectiveness of its deterrence in a complex security environment, it has made steady efforts to modernize its arsenal.

        • Podcast

        Live Recording Replay: Coronavirus and the Korean Peninsula

        As nations confront the pandemic, rumors of Kim Jong-un’s death and a flurry of North Korean missile tests injected even more uncertainty in the international landscape. How do views in Washington, Seoul, and Beijing differ or align on North Korea?

        • Article

        How the United States Should Deal With China in Pakistan

        • Daniel Markey
        • April 08, 2020

        The Trump administration holds a decidedly critical view of China’s infrastructure initiatives in Pakistan. Although there is much to criticize in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the administration’s fixation on commercial and economic issues threatens to distract U.S. policymakers from deeper concerns.

        • Commentary

        The Coronavirus Requires International Security Cooperation

        The far-reaching political and economic impacts of pandemics warrant security coordination on par with that of military threats.

        • Op-Ed

        Nuclear Powers Must Lead on Arms Control

        The Nuclear Weapons States (NWS) are under-utilizing the P5 Process, endangering global efforts to promote disarmament through transparency and confidence-building measures. If reinvigorated, however, the Process has the potential to make greater contributions to arms control.

      Carnegie Experts on
      International Security Challenges

      • expert thumbnail - Acton
        James M. Acton
        Jessica T. Mathews Chair
        Nuclear Policy Program
        Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
      • expert thumbnail - Feigenbaum
        Evan A. Feigenbaum
        Vice President for Studies
        Evan A. Feigenbaum is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington, Beijing and New Delhi on a dynamic region encompassing both East Asia and South Asia.
      • expert thumbnail - Haenle
        Paul Haenle
        Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair
        Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
        Paul Haenle holds the Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.
      • expert thumbnail - Mathews
        Jessica Tuchman Mathews
        Distinguished Fellow
        Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.
      • expert thumbnail - Paal
        Douglas H. Paal
        Nonresident Scholar
        Asia Program
        Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.
      • expert thumbnail - Swaine
        Michael D. Swaine
        Senior Fellow
        Asia Program
        Swaine is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.
      • expert thumbnail - Xuetong
        Yan Xuetong
        President, Carnegie–Tsinghua Management Board
        Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
        Yan Xuetong is one of China’s leading experts on China’s foreign policy, national security, and U.S.-China relations. At Tsinghua University, he is dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations.
      • expert thumbnail - Zhao
        Tong Zhao
        Senior Fellow
        Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
        Tong Zhao is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

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