- The Doorstep: Spy Games & Trump's Health, Pence vs. Harris, & Europe's Refugee Crisis, with Politico's Nahal Toosi
In the second episode of "The Doorstep" hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev discuss the counterintelligence aspect of President Trump's health crisis, the main street USA reverberations of the seemingly far away conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, the vice presidential debate and American leadership, and what lessons the U.S. can learn from Europe's refugee crisis. Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent for "Politico," joins the hosts for this episode to discuss what foreign policy might look like in 2021 and beyond.
- Democracy Promotion in the Age of Trump
In this panel Adrian Basora makes a strong case for democracy as not only promoting American values but also serving U.S. interests, while Maia Otarashvili gives a frightening overview of the rise of "illiberal values" (Viktor Orbán's phrase) in the Eurasia region. Basora and Otarashvili are co-editors of "Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support" and Nikolas Gvosdev is one of the contributors.
- The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations
According to Michael Ross, it's no coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world.
- European/Eurasian Security and the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE)
What is the role of the CFE Treaty as part of contemporary European security architecture? How has it performed since its signing and what is its current status? What steps must be taken to ensure that this agreement remains relevant and continues its "cornerstone" role?
- RUSSIA AND THE FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS
Russia, the world's largest country, remains a key global player. These resources examine aspects of Russia today and its relationship with the rest of the world, and look at some of the former Soviet Republics and the 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict.
- The Caucasus: An Introduction
Known as "the lands in between," the Caucasus has long been an arena of great-power contact and conflict. The region is often seen as intractable, yet we should discard misleading cliches such as "ancient hatreds" and "frozen conflicts," says Thomas de Waal.
- The Persistence of Eurasia
Nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States must confront the reality that Eurasia remains a very Russia-centric region.
- Cooperative Energy Security for Sustainable Development
Cooperative energy security for sustainable development implies a long-term balancing of energy, environment, and economic development. Only a strategic triad of publics, governments, and industry can bring to bear the distributed knowledge required to accomplish this task.