Top International Peace and Security Stories of 2015

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Throughout 2015, Carnegie Corporation’s International Program continued its efforts to promote peace and security through independent analysis and activities addressing critical global challenges. Grantee organizations received support for efforts to reduce instability in Russia, China, and the Arab region and to strengthen the field of peace building in Africa. Funding also went to institutions striving to bridge the gap between scholarship and policy on international peace and security issues, and to those with new approaches to insuring the peaceful use of nuclear technologies and limiting nuclear proliferation.   

Top Stories

1Revolutionary Times

Learn how the Arab Council for Social Sciences forges new territory amid the turbulence of the Middle East and North Africa in this article from the Reporter. 


2Carnegie Forum: Should the U.S. Cooperate with Russia on Syria and ISIS?

Do Russia and the United States have a shared objective concerning Syria and, if so, how can they settle the divisive elements in their current positions? Leading Russia experts weigh in on this urgent debate.


3Activating the Power of Ideas

Stephen Del Rosso, International Peace and Security program director, explains the Corporation’s $5 million initiative dedicated to finding solutions to the divide between academia and policy.


4The New Age of Nuclear Vulnerability?

Many national security experts warn that the nuclear status quo is unstable due to rapid technological change. Program officer Carl Robichaud introduces six grant recipients chosen to conduct research on new threats to nuclear deterrence.


5Transnational Movements and the Arab Region

Experts, policymakers, and funders from eighteen organizations discussed transnational militancy and the global rise of influential non-state actors at a convening hosted by program director Hillary Wiesner.


6The World in 2035

Alexander Dynkin, Director of the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations, and Mathew Burrows, Director of the Strategic Foresight Initiative at the Atlantic Council, explain their joint study of the world as it could be in 2035: Global System on the Brink: Pathways Towards A New Normal.