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The Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the Nuclear Security Initiative's core grantee. Over the past two years, the Carnegie has shown itself to have unmatchable impact on international nuclear policies. To name only a few accomplishments, Carnegie has helped the U.S. and Russian governments to effectively begin negotiations on a new arms reduction treaty, has been a primary advisor to the Obama administration on its Iran negotiating strategy, and is facilitating the negotiation of a Code of Conduct for the nuclear reactor industry that would allow vendors to hold their competitors accountable for nuclear safety and security. In 2010-2011, Carnegie will conduct projects requested by the U.S. departments of State, Defense, and Energy. These will include an ongoing U.S.-Russian unofficial dialogue, interviews in Japan, South Korea, Poland, and Turkey to provide recommendations for how to reduce the U.S. nuclear arsenal without undercutting important U.S. alliance relationships, and ongoing work with the nuclear reactor vendors to finalize the Code and begin to develop enforcement mechanisms and follow-on legislation. Carnegie will also continue to push its close contacts in the administration and on the Hill to work harder and faster, particularly by ratifying the Test Ban, and will provide the creative and nuanced policy proposals for which it is known, using the flexibility provided by general support to move quickly in support of the agenda championed by the Nuclear Security Initiative.
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Grants to this Grantee
for strategic planning for the Technology and International Affairs Program
for the nuclear policy program
The Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is one of the Nuclear Security Initiative’s anchor grantees. Over the past four years, Carnegie has shown itself to have unmatchable impact on international nuclear policies, including successfully negotiating principles of conduct for nuclear power reactor exporters that will allow vendors to hold their competitors accountable for nuclear safety and security. The principles of conduct provide a unique way of increasing the safety and security of nuclear power plants and could dramatically change the industry. Over the next two years, Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program will continue to improve nuclear security in the United States and abroad by working to bring key countries like Brazil, Turkey, and Pakistan into the global debate on nuclear policy and nuclear energy. These countries will have increasing leverage in global and regional nuclear policy in the future. Finally, Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program will also continue to focus on the importance of limiting nuclear use, rather than focusing exclusively on the number of weapons that exist. This distinction could be key in overcoming the current dysfunction in the U.S. Congress by garnering support for actions other than work on treaties in the United States and abroad.
for the Carnegie Initiative on New Oils and their Energy, Water, and Climate Impacts
The main objective of the Carnegie Endowment’s Oil Initiative is to provide up- to-date research about the climate risks of new and unconventional oils and petroleum products. One of the research products from this grant would be an oil-climate index with data on the life-cycle carbon emissions of different crude oils. The study would pay particular attention to the associated water impacts, especially in the western United States. The information generated would inform the development of new policies required to reduce the environmental impact of the growing unconventional oil market.