• The Doorstep: What's Next for Biden's Asia Pivot? with Paul Saunders
    09/02/2021
    "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin are joined by Paul Saunders, president of the Energy Innovation Reform Project, to evaluate Vice President Kamala Harris' recent trip to Singapore and Vietnam and enumerate moves by the U.S. to engage partners in Southeast Asia. What are U.S. regional priorities and how are they related to doorstep issues? How will China and Russia respond to U.S. assertiveness?
    09/02/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Doorstep: How Shipping Can Help Reenergize Globalization, with BIMCO's Peter Sand
    08/05/2021
    BIMCO shipping analyst Peter Sand joins Carnegie Council Senior Fellows Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss how the effects of the pandemic on shipping--container shortages, port congestion, demand outstripping supply (from ketchup to semiconductors)--are creating an opportunity for world leaders to re-embrace globalization. Can the Infrastructure Bill proposed by President Biden promote U.S. competitiveness in global trade or will geopolitics and China get in the way?
    08/05/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Doorstep: China in the Middle East & U.S. Foreign Policy, with Asha Castleberry-Hernandez
    07/09/2021
    What is China up to in the Middle East? How is its massive Belt and Road infrastructure project affecting U.S. foreign policy and American citizens? Asha Castleberry-Hernandez, senior advisor in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, discusses all of this, plus vaccine diplomacy, energy, and human rights, as she shares some of the Biden administration's thinking on these major issues with "Doorstep" co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev.
    07/09/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Jon Finer and the Doorstep
    01/06/2021
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reacts to an interview with Jonathan Finer, who was recently nominated to serve as the deputy national secuity advisor in the Biden/Harris administration. Finer outlines the "disconnect between what foreign policy-makers do, and what most of the rest of the American political apparatus knows about, cares about, and understands." Will the new administration be able to reoirient U.S. global engagement towards "doorstep" issues with Americans?
    01/06/21Publications
  • The Doorstep: Connecting U.S. Foreign & Domestic Policy in 2021, with Judah Grunstein
    12/18/2020
    Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of "World Politics Review," joins hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss the latest U.S. Global Engagement report and preview the Biden administration's foreign policy strategies for 2021 and beyond. Plus, they analyze the prospects for U.S.-China cooperation and make predictions for the new year, focusing on Gen Z and changing nature of the global Internet.
    12/18/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Doorstep: Spy Games & Trump's Health, Pence vs. Harris, & Europe's Refugee Crisis, with Politico's Nahal Toosi
    10/09/2020
    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.
    10/09/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Searching for a Post-Pandemic Order
    09/25/2020
    In this blog post, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on his recent webinar with Ali Wyne of the Atlantic Council. What will the role of the United States be in the "post-pandemic order"? Will the international response to COVID-19, as well as other environmental considerations, lead to a new "affirmative agenda" for U.S. foreign policy?
    09/25/20Publications
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Ensuring Human Security
    07/28/2020
    In this blog post, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on his recent "Human Security is National Security in a Time of Pandemic" webinar with Derek Reveron. What are the ethical considerations for policymakers that involve real human security trade-offs?
    07/28/20Publications
  • Loisach Group and the Democratic Community Narrative
    12/11/2019
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reports from the Berlin meetings of the Losiach Group, a U.S.-German strategic dialogue, where the trans-Atlantic relationship and the rise of China are important points of discussion. Could countering China be the basis of a new Euro-American conneciton?
    12/11/19Publications
  • The Narrative IS Changing . . .
    09/17/2019
    The narrative about America's role in the world is changing--and more evidence is accumulating that suggests that no matter how the 2020 presidential and congressional elections turn out, there is no turning the clock back to a pre-2016 status quo.
    09/17/19Publications
  • Ethics & International Affairs Volume 33.3 (Fall 2019)
    09/10/2019
    The highlight of the Fall 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable on "Economic Sanctions and Their Consequences." Other topics include human rights and conflict resolution, Afghan attitudes toward civilian wartime harm, the role of supererogation on the battlefield, and the ethics of not-so-civil resistance.
    09/10/19Publications
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2019 Issue
    09/10/2019
    The highlight of the Fall 2019 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable on "Economic Sanctions and Their Consequences." Other topics include human rights and conflict resolution, Afghan attitudes toward civilian wartime harm, the role of supererogation on the battlefield, and the ethics of not-so-civil resistance.
    09/10/19NewsPress Releases
  • Italy Considers China's Belt & Road, with Giulio Pugliese
    07/01/2019
    King's College's Giulio Pugliese and Senior Fellow Devin Stewart discuss the political climate in Italy, with the Northern League and the Five Star Movement representing various types of dissatisfaction with the status quo, and China's increasing interest in the nation via its Belt and Road Initiative. What could Italy get out of this relationship? What kinds of concerns do Italians have about Xi Jinping's China?
    07/01/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Anti-Narrative
    06/12/2019
    Among the electorate, especially since the 2016 election, there is a counter-narrative at play regarding the role of the U.S. in international affairs. This "anti-narrative" has two main planks. The first is an across-the-board distrust of the media. The second is the "death of expertise."
    06/12/19Publications
  • China, Surveillance, and "Belt & Road" with Joshua Eisenman
    06/05/2019
    Just back from China, Sinologist (and fluent Mandarin speaker) Joshua Eisenman discusses the pervasive camera surveillance and facial recognition systems there; the omnipresent power of "the security state;" the effect of the U.S.-China trade war on everyday life and future business; and the expansion of the original Belt and Road project, a term than is now applied to almost any project anywhere in the world.
    06/05/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Emerging Narratives for U.S. Foreign Policy
    06/03/2019
    As we continue to move into the 21st century, the "post-Cold War" designation loses relevance. Yet a new construct and narrative has not emerged to take its place that enjoys broad support and resonance. Will tweaking the old narrative work? What alternatives will take its place?
    06/03/19Publications
  • China's Political Influence on Democracies, with Sarah Cook & Isaac Stone Fish
    05/29/2019
    China is radically expanding its strategy to wield influence in the domestic politics of other countries. This information campaign is designed partly to bolster China's power but also to undermine the space for rights and democracy in other states, and to potentially support pro-China authoritarian leaders. Don't miss this in-depth discussion that details how this is happening worldwide, what it means for the future, and what we can do about it.
    05/29/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Future is Asian, with Parag Khanna
    02/12/2019
    "The rise of China is not the biggest story in the world," says Parag Khanna. "The Asianization of Asia, the return of Asia, the rise of the Asian system, is the biggest story in the world." This new Asian system, where business, technology, globalization, and geopolitics are intertwined, stretches from Japan to Saudi Arabia, from Australia to Russia, and Indonesia to Turkey, linking 5 billion people.
    02/12/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Red Flags: Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy, with George Magnus
    01/23/2019
    China's economy has grown exponentially over the last four decades, but George Magnus, former chief economist at UBS, sees four traps that could derail its continued rise: rising debt, the struggle to keep its currency stable, aging demographics, and the challenges of changing from a low-income economy to a complex middle-income one. Will Xi Jinping be open to reform? What could be the effects of lingering U.S.-China trade tensions?
    01/23/19MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Nationalist Revival: Trade, Immigration, and the Revolt Against Globalization, with John B. Judis
    10/16/2018
    Why has nationalism suddenly returned with a vengeance around the world? Why are nationalists so angry about free trade and immigration? Why has globalization become a dirty word? In this insightful talk, John B. Judis has some answers to these questions--and prescriptions for the United States.
    10/16/18MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts

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