• Vox Populi: What Americans Think About Foreign Policy, with Dina Smeltz & Mark Hannah
    05/29/2020
    What do Americans think about the role the United States should be playing in the world? How do they conceive of the different trade-offs between domestic and international affairs, among competing options and sets of interests and values? The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Dina Smeltz and Eurasia Group Foundation's Mark Hannah share the results of surveys from their organizations in this conversation with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev.
    05/29/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World, with Amitai Etzioni & Nikolas Gvosdev
    05/26/2020
    How has the pandemic changed U.S-China relations? How has it altered China's relationship with other nations and its geopolitical positioning? George Washington University's Amitai Etzioni and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discuss these questions and more as they break down "great power competition" in the era of COVID-19.
    05/26/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Great Power Populism, COVID-19, & Missing Leadership, with Damjan Krnjević Mišković & Nikolas Gvosdev
    05/12/2020
    What is "great power populism" and what does it mean during the pandemic? Are we heading towards another global conflict? And are there any leaders who can inspire the "international community" during a crisis? ADA University's Damjan Krnjević Mišković and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev share their thoughts on the causes and characteristics of the ongoing "nervous breakdown" in the international system.
    05/12/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World: A Dove's Perspective
    05/07/2020
    What do China's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. reactions to China inform us about the relations between these two major powers? Is the growing U.S. animosity toward China, fostered by the White House as well as both political parties, justified? Amitai Etzioni shares his thoughts in an article for the U.S. Global Engagement program.
    05/07/20Publications
  • COVID-19: Eroding the Ethics of Solidarity?
    04/08/2020
    "Solidarity is easy when there is no perceived cost or major sacrifice entailed," writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. How has the COVID-19 pandemic stress-tested the depths and resilience of solidarity between states?
    04/08/20Publications
  • Narratives, Priorities, and Defense Spending
    04/02/2020
    Is the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic going to have major changes in how Americans perceive foreign policy? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev considers this question and looks at how the pandemic could affect views on defense spending and narratives about the U.S. role in the world.
    04/02/20Publications
  • Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.4 (Winter 2019)
    12/09/2019
    The centerpiece of the Winter 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a symposium entitled "Just War and Unjust Soldiers," with a lead article by Scott D. Sagan and Benjamin A. Valentino on American public opinion regarding the moral equality of combatants; responses by Michael Walzer, Jeff McMahan, and Robert O. Keohane; and a rejoinder by Sagan and Valentino.
    12/09/19Publications
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Winter 2019 Issue
    12/09/2019
    The centerpiece of the Winter 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a symposium entitled "Just War and Unjust Soldiers," with a lead article by Scott D. Sagan and Benjamin A. Valentino on American public opinion regarding the moral equality of combatants; responses by Michael Walzer, Jeff McMahan, and Robert O. Keohane; and a rejoinder by Sagan and Valentino.
    12/09/19NewsPress Releases
  • Trump is the Symptom, Not the Problem
    11/22/2019
    Astute observers of U.S. foreign policy have been making the case, as we move into the 2020 elections, not to see the interruptions in the flow of U.S. foreign policy solely as a result of the personality and foibles of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Ian Bremmer and Colin Dueck expand on this thought.
    11/22/19Publications
  • The Individual & the Collective, Politics, & the UN, with Jean-Marie Guéhenno
    10/21/2019
    Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Jean-Marie Guéhenno, former head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, discusses the tensions between the individual and the collective in a world filled with political tension, pervasive surveillance, and fear of risk. What is the role of the UN in this environment? How can we avoid the violent upheavals that marked other transitional phases in humanity?
    10/21/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Power of Tribalism, with Amy Chua & Walter Russell Mead
    10/10/2019
    "In our foreign policy, for at least half a century, we have been spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics," says Amy Chua, author of "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations." What does this mean in 2019? How can Americans move past tribalism? Don't miss this conversation with Chua and Bard College's Walter Russell Mead, moderated by Bard's Roger Berkowitz.
    10/10/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Transactionalism and U.S. Foreign Aid
    09/09/2019
    A draft of a new presidential directive on American foreign aid suggests that transactionalism will shift from being a rhetorical device to an actual defining principle. How will the continued departure from the pre-2016 bipartisan consensus impact the foreign aid community?
    09/09/19Publications
  • Back to School with Carnegie Council's New High School Resources
    08/30/2019
    With the new school year in mind, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has added timely new high school materials to its extensive online education section. Carnegie Council created high school level world and U.S. history resources based on opinion pieces from "The New York Times" "1919: The Year of the Crack Up" series and Carnegie Council senior fellow Ted Widmer's accompanying podcast.
    08/30/19NewsPress Releases
  • Ethical Considerations in a Trade War with China
    08/20/2019
    Are there ethical considerations that need to be factored in as part of assessing the merits of a "trade war" with the People's Republic of China?
    08/20/19Publications
  • Beyond Trump
    08/20/2019
    Some countries are now coming to the same conclusions reached by the U.S. Global Engagement program: the 2016 election was not a "blip," but represents a break with the past. "In other words, no foreign government should bank on getting a better shake post-Trump."
    08/20/19Publications
  • Book Review: Northern Ireland’s Ghosts, Living in Plain Sight
    08/19/2019
    Even though much of the fighting in Northern Ireland has subsided, how has the lack of true reconciliation in the region influenced its society? This book review of Patrick Radden Keefe's "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" was originally published by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and is reposted with kind permission.
    08/19/19Publications
  • Democratic Candidates and Foreign Policy
    07/31/2019
    Which foreign policy narratives have emerged from the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates? Will it be restorationist, democratic community, America First, retrenchment/redefinition, reindustrialization/regeneration, or climate change focused? How expansive or restrictive is their conception of the demos?
    07/31/19Publications
  • The Romanian Diaspora's Impact on European Stability
    06/27/2019
    The results of last month's European Parliament elections and justice referendum in Romania "delivered a humiliating blow to its ruling populist coalition," writes journalist Teodor Stan. The vote also shows the impact a diaspora can have, especially one as large as Romania's, which is estimated at over 4 million. There is a lot to learn about transnational politics, liberalism, and diasporas by taking a closer look at Romanian politics.
    06/27/19Publications
  • The Crack-Up: A Hundred Years of Student Protests in China, with Jeffrey Wasserstrom
    06/17/2019
    In the latest "Crack-Up" podcast, China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom discusses the rich history of Chinese student protests. From the May Fourth movement in 1919 to Tiananmen Square in 1989 to today's mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, what are the threads that tie these moments together? Don't miss this fascinating talk, which also touches on Woodrow Wilson, the Russian Revolution, and a young Mao Zedong.
    06/17/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship, with Ece Temelkuran
    06/03/2019
    In her new book, award-winning Turkish novelist and political commentator Ece Temelkuran lays out the seven steps from democracy to dictatorship. "Some of these steps might be invisible to people even when they are living in it," she says, "so I wanted to make sure that people of the world, especially Western societies, can see what is happening to them so they won't lose time like we did in Turkey. I hope they won't end up losing their country as we did."
    06/03/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts

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