— George H.W. Bush
— Madeleine Albright
— Martti Ahtisaari
— Vaclav Havel
Forged trust and understanding between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War era, hosting the first ever military-to-military dialogue between NATO and Warsaw Pact countries.
In the 1990s, the institute founded the Taskforce on the Future of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, focused on engaging opposition voices with the Milosevic regime, helping set the tone for a peaceful transition toward a new democratic government.
Contributing to the reduction of cyber tensions between China and the United States, including developing ground rules for protecting digital infrastructure, as well as supporting a 2013 agreement between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama to begin cooperation on cybersecurity.
In 2016, co-launched the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) as a forum to promote norms of behavior and policy initiatives to improve the stability and security of cyberspace.
Convenes annually the only three-party dialogue between the U.S. Democratic and Republican Parties and the Communist Party of China and between senior retired U.S. and Chinese military officers to ensure productive dialogue and common ground between the two nations.