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Institute For Eastwest Studies Inc Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/15/2012: Institute For Eastwest Studies Inc

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: INSTITUTE FOR EASTWEST STUDIES INC

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AKA  The EastWest Institute (EWI)
New York, NY
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Institute For Eastwest Studies Inc Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/15/2012: Institute For Eastwest Studies Inc

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: INSTITUTE FOR EASTWEST STUDIES INC

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Also Known As: The EastWest Institute (EWI)
Physical Address: New York, NY 10010 
EIN: 13-3091844
Web URL: www.ewi.info 
NTEE Category: Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
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Ruling Year: 1982 


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Mission Statement

Founded in 1980, the EastWest Institute is a global, action-oriented, think-and-do tank. EWI tackles the toughest international problems by: Convening for discreet conversations representatives of institutions and nations that do not normally cooperate. EWI serves as a trusted global hub for back-channel “Track 2” diplomacy, and also organizes public forums to address peace and security issues. Reframing issues to look for win-win solutions. Based on our special relations with Russia, China, the United States, Europe and other powers, EWI brings together disparate viewpoints to promote collaboration for positive change. Mobilizing networks of key individuals from both the public and private sectors. EWI leverages its access to intellectual entrepreneurs and business and policy leaders around the world to defuse current conflicts and prevent future flare-ups.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $6,813,507
Total Expenses $7,948,828

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Today, the United States and Russia continue to work towards the “reset” of relations promised by President Obama and President Medvedev. EWI has been building strategic trust between Russia and the U.S,—and, more broadly, between Russia and the West—for a long time. It engages policy makers, business leaders and experts to achieve breakthroughs in critical areas. In 2009, for instance, EWI brought together top Russian and American scientists for the first- ever Joint Threat Assessment, which focused on Iran’s nuclear and missile potential.

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By any measure, the past few years have been challenging for the United States-China relationshiU.S. discontent with China’s diplomatic response to the 2010 events on the Korean peninsula, disagreements over human rights, to skirmishes over the South China Sea. China and the United States share one of the most strategically-important relationships in the world and must work together to solve challenges to world security. Since 2006, EWI has created opportunities for the United States and China to work together, building trust by fostering more effective communication. We have engaged with China’s political, military and academic leaders, facilitating highly productive official and semi-official dialogues between China, the United States and other key powers.

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Securing cyberspace is a global challenge – one that cannot be solved by a single company or country alone. That is why the EastWest Institute launched the Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative in 2009, bringing together government and corporate partners to protect our world’s digital infrastructure. Drawing on a thirty-year history of building trust, EWI formed the Cyber40, a coalition of representatives from the world’s most digitally- advanced countries. Its goal: to shape “rules of the road” for cyber conflict and fighting cyber crime through international cooperation. EWI is also helping to build innovative private-public partnerships on cybersecurity.

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EWI’s Regional Security Initiative aims to defuse tensions and build trust in the world’s most volatile neighborhoods. EWI’s regional security work has its roots in the end of the Cold War, when local and ethnic conflicts erupted across Eastern Europe. Working from its Prague offices, EWI developed programs to foster economic stability, encourage cross-border cooperation and prepare a new generation of leaders for new states. Today, EWI’s regional security work focuses on Southwest Asia, with an emphasis on Afghanistan and Pakistan, whose complicated relationship has wide implications for global security. Through confidential dialogues, EWI is working to build person-to-person trust and contribute to stability in the region.

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EWI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction program began in direct response to the United Nations’ 2005 Millennium Review summit in 2005, when UN member states called nuclear weapons as one of the most serious and imminent threats to human security. Since 2006, EWI has worked to help countries surmount the political obstacles to achieving a world free of nuclear weapons. Our work ranges from high-level consultations at the United Nations, to organizing bilateral teams to examine specific problems, to less formal discussions at our New York offices.

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