• After 20 Years of Grey Wars, a Moment to Consider a Different Course
    09/10/2021
    "As we approach the 20-year commemoration of 9/11, a chapter in the history of U.S. foreign policy is closing," writes Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal. How have the "grey" wars that followed changed the rules of engagement and influenced the United States domestically?
    09/10/21Publications
  • Twenty Years Since 9/11: Grey Wars, American Values, & the Future of National Security
    09/09/2021
    In the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks, national security decisions have tested the values of American democracy. This panel, hosted by Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, examines lessons learned from the past two decades of conflict and the role that ethical action must play in helping to provide security while adhering to democratic principles. National security experts N. W. Collins, Sean McFate, and General Joseph Votel share their thoughts on these critical issues.
    09/09/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Ethics of Exit from Afghanistan
    08/23/2021
    Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal discusses the post-9/11 evolution from counterterrorism to counterinsurgency and analyzes the ethics surrounding the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. He argues that, "if there was an ethical failure by the United States, it was not in the decision to leave. The failure was in its initial execution. In leaving any partnership, it most certainly matters how you do it."
    08/23/21Publications
  • Illiberal Democracy on the Rise: Examining Brazil, Hungary, & India
    06/09/2021
    The post-World War II liberal order faces unprecedented upheaval as countries and their leaders retreat from globalism, embrace nationalism, and attack democratic norms. Whether it’s Bolsonaro in Brazil, Orbán in Hungary, or Modi in India--illiberalism is on the rise. Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal hosts a virtual panel to assess the current threats against democracy in Brazil, Hungary, and India; discuss steps to support a revival of democratic values globally; and finally, examine the question: Is democracy an ethical standard?
    06/09/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Narrowing Hearts and Minds: Diagnosing the Global Rise of Illiberal Democracy
    06/02/2021
    From Hungary to India to Brazil to the United States, there is no doubt that illiberalism is on the rise, writes Joel Rosenthal, president of Carnegie Council. Just as the world is becoming more connected, hearts and minds are constricting in ways that are sure to be self-defeating. But if we act quickly, we can use this moment as an opportunity to better understand this alarming trend and detect the problems within liberal democracy itself.  
    06/02/21Publications
  • Are Americans Facing an Undemocratic Future? with Jason Stanley
    04/16/2021
    U.S. democracy is at a dangerous inflection point. As America emerges from the January 6th assault on the Capitol, society faces a critical question: Can democracy bounce back or are Americans facing an undemocratic future? Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal and Yale's Jason Stanley discuss how to undo the damage done to U.S. institutions and the rise of nationalism around the world, from India to Brazil to Hungary.
    04/16/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Are Americans Facing an Undemocratic Future?
    04/06/2021
    Faith in democracy is waning, and the events of the past year have done little to inspire confidence. Today, the presumption of democracy as an ethical standard has faltered. But while the current moment may look grim, American democracy has the ability to adapt and evolve, especially when it is paired with pluralism, writes Joel Rosenthal, president of Carnegie Council.
    04/06/21Publications