International Peace and Security
From its earliest days, Carnegie Corporation of New York has worked to achieve a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous world, continually modifying strategies in response to global conditions while also focusing on sets of core concerns. Much has changed over the past year in areas of interest to the International Peace and Security Program. Progress on nuclear arms reduction, following ratification of the New START Treaty; the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster; and citizen uprisings and political transitions across the Middle East and North Africa are but a few examples.
These trends, along with the United States' widening rift with China over financial, trade and security issues, uneasy relationship with Russia and domestic economic problems linked to a global financial crisis, form the backdrop to the International Peace and Security Program’s work. Since sound foreign and public policy decisions must be guided by knowledge and understanding of national and global developments, the program aims to respond to these multifaceted challenges by bringing independent, authoritative analysis to bear on critical issues, integrating national and international perspectives into solutions and promoting linkages between research and policy communities in the United States and abroad.
The International Peace and Security Program supports a limited number of core institutions promoting research, dissemination, outreach and partnerships—in cooperation and collaboration with other funders, when possible—and specific, issue oriented projects. This approach is consistent with the Corporation’s belief in the ability of the nongovernmental sector to inform the public and foreign policy decision makers, and its long-standing interest in working with policy research, academic and “practitioner” institutions.
To achieve these goals, the International Peace and Security Program focuses on: