Making a Difference
EWI’s mission was to make our world a safer and better place and to do so in ways that can be measured. The full-time staff of about 50 is complemented by a large global network of value-based “can do” women and men around the globe, providing expertise in a variety of areas. A sampling of some of our recent accomplishments:
An Irreplaceable
China-U.S. Dialogue
EWI created and facilitates a unique U.S.-China High-Level Political Party Leaders Dialogue, involving sitting officials from the Communist Party of China and the U.S. Democratic and Republican National Committees. It "plays an irreplaceable role in promoting the state-to-state relations,” according to the CPC Central Committee. EWI also organizes the U.S.-China High-Level Security Dialogue, engaging academics, current and former government and military officials and business leaders on some of the most critical issues facing the two countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
A Productive
U.S.-Russian Dialogue
EWI brings together U.S. and Russian experts to find solutions to the problem of Afghan narcotrafficking, an issue of critical concern to both countries. As part of this work, EWI facilitated the first-ever bilateral meeting on the topic of drugs demand reduction between officials from Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
Joint Chinese-U.S.
for Cyberspace
EWI brings together Chinese and U.S. experts to propose practical cooperation to strengthen cybersecurity. Their policy report Fighting Spam to Build Trust was flagged by a New York Times editorial as required reading for Presidents Obama and Xi before their first summit meeting in May 2013.
Bold Ideas on U.S.
Arms Sales to Taiwan
Our report, Threading the Needle: Proposals for U.S. and Chinese Actions on Arms Sales to Taiwan, recommended incremental adjustments in U.S. annual arms deliveries to Taiwan, at the same time that China withdraws a portion of its short-range ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan. Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz has called the report “bold and path-breaking.”
Regional Trust Building
and Thought Leadership
in the Middle East
EWI brings together rivaling actors in the Middle East—hosting unique bilateral Track 2 forums to discuss solutions for ongoing conflicts and to generate innovative ideas to counter future issues such as post-ISIS security and political structures, climate change, prospects for environmental cooperation, energy and maritime security. EWI provided thought leadership to the Atlantic Council's Report of the Task Force on the Future of Iraq: “Report of the Task Force on the Future of Iraq: Achieving Long Term Stability to Ensure the Defeat of ISIS.”
Afghanistan and
its Neighbors
EWI has created a unique forum for business leaders from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, China, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey to reframe regional challenges and develop concrete recommendations to promote regional economic growth. They delivered joint plans for reduction of trade barriers, business sector action and international support and are touring regional capitals, successfully pushing for their implementation.