W. Alton Jones Foundation

Secure World Program

1997 Grants to Promote Common Security

For Global Strategies on Common Security
International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs * Feb 1997 - $112,000 over 2 years
A project of Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA
To encourage and support the development of young scientists working on policy-oriented arms control and international security problems, particularly in countries where there is not a strong tradition of public interest science.

Common Security in the Former Soviet Union
Brookings Institution * May 1997 - $20,000
Washington, DC
To establish and manage a Russian-American working group to specify steps needed to transform the nuclear deterrence relationship between the two countries and to create national security policies that can finally end the Cold War nuclear stand-off.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace * Feb 1997 - $75,000
Washington, DC
To educate Russian policymakers, media, and other researchers about nuclear arms control and nonproliferation measures through the publication of two Russian-language periodicals, a seminar series, research and, press briefings

Project on the Newly Independant States * Feb. 1997 - $12,033
A Project of the Fund for Peace
Bethesda, MD
To produce and disseminate a revised and updated report on how U.S. assistance programs to the Newly Independant States could be reformed to have a greater effect.

Common Security in the Middle East
Columbia University * Feb 1997 - $100,000
School of International and Public Affairs
New York, NY
For research, workshops and an electronic database and forum on security issues in the Persian Gulf.

Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East * Nov 1997 - $500,000 over 2 years
A Project of Search for Common Ground
Washington, DC
To facilitate a comprehensive multi-track approach to Middle East security and cooperation.

St. Anthony's College * Feb. 1997 - $50,500
University of Oxford
To examine Iraq's role in the security system of the Middle East and make recommendations for U.S. and Western policies toward Iraq.

Common Security in Northeast Asia
Center for American Studies * May 1997 - $31,900
Shanghai, CHINA
For the Third International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP) conference held in September 1997 at Fudan University, Shanghai, focusing on ways to increase China's role in international nonproliferation regimes, strengthen Chinese nonproliferation expertise, and help increase international understanding of China's nuclear policy.

Center for International Security and Arms Control * May 1997 - $160,000 over 2 years
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
To direct cooperative research training and policy development on critical issues affecting Northeast Asia, including proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, conflict resolution, and transformation of existing political systems.

Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy * Feb 1997 - $125,000
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
To develop a collective security regime for Northeast Asia, focusing on a limited nuclear-weapons-free zone, military-to-military dialogue, and meetings of the Council for U.S.-Japan Security Relations.

International Institute for Strategic Studies * May 1997 - $135,000
To examine how the model of the Korean Energy Development Organization (KEDO) might be applied to a broader array of policy problems by extrapolating the north Korean experiences to other potential cases.

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development * May 1997 - $400,000 over 2 years
Nautilus of America
Berkeley, CA
To Facilitate development of political will, institutions, and practices to strengthen cooperative security in Northeast Asia, and to encourage regional actors in cooperative discussions of nuclear energy and environmental issues.

Program for International Studies in Asia * Feb 1997 - $145,722 over 2 years
George Washington University
Washington, DC
To organize two summer workshops to promote better understanding between Chinese and American analysts of international strategy.

Common Security in South Asia
Carnegie Mellon University * May 1997 - $200,000
Pittsburgh, PA
To engage U.S., Indian, and Pakistani engineering experts in a major assesment of the technical, economic, and security viability of a natural gas pipeline from West and/or Central Asia through Pakistan and India.

Foreign Policy Research Institute * May 1997 - $100,000
Philadelphia, PA
To reduce tensions between India and Pakistan through collaboration in the fields of energy and the environment, and specifically to encourage both countries to build a joint gas pipeline utilizing the abundant natural gas reserves available in the region.

Henry L. Stimson Center * Feb 1997 - $225,000
Washington, DC
To encourage implementation of confidence-building measures and nourish cooperative securiy relations among, China, India and Pakistan.

Regional Centre for Strategic Studies * Feb. 1997 - $78,000
For the fifth annual summer workshop of young Indians, Pakistanis, and Chinese to dicuss issues of international security and nuclear nonproliferation, held in South Asia.

Common Security in Europe
Centre for European Security and Disarmament * May 1997 - $40,000
Brussels, BELGIUM
To educate and inform European officials, journalists, and diplomats of nuclear policy developments of European Security initiatives.

Revised 1998.02.09
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