The Doorstep

A program of Carnegie Council's U.S. Global Engagement Initiative, The Doorstep is a bi-weekly international news podcast that invites participants to recognize that all global news is local in a borderless internet. Hosted by award-winning professor of journalism Tatiana Serafin and international relations scholar Nikolas Gvosdev, this series seeks to broaden listener perspectives on global affairs.

Listeners are encouraged to send questions in via Twitter to @DoorstepPodcast, @TatianaSerafin, or @CarnegieCouncil, or via [email protected].

Access each episode below or listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or watch on YouTube.

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JAN 27, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: The Hidden Global Growth Crisis, with Rachel Ziemba

Over the past year, America has imported more oil from Russia and goods from China to address domestic inflation and supply chain issues. Abroad, the ...

JAN 25, 2022 Podcast

American Kleptocracy: How the U.S. Created the World's Greatest Money Laundering Scheme in History, with Casey Michel

Last October, millions of leaked documents known as the Pandora Papers exposed the shadowy financial structures global power players from politicians to billionaires use to ...

JAN 13, 2022 Podcast

The Doorstep: Opportunities for New Narratives in Foreign Policy, with Judah Grunstein

Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of "World Politics Review," returns to "The Doorstep" to discuss 2022 trends in U.S. global engagement with co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana ...

DEC 16, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Grading the Biden/Harris "Foreign Policy for the Middle Class" with Mo Elleithee

The Biden/Harris team had big plans for re-engaging the U.S. with the world after four years of retrenchment under Trump. But the continuing ...

DEC 3, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Mercenaries & the New Middle Ages, with Sean McFate

One of the fastest growing—and underreported—subjects in international relations is the rise of private armies. Dr. Sean McFate, Atlantic Council senior fellow and ...

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NOV 18, 2021 Podcast

Castaway Mountain: Love and Loss Among the Wastepickers of Mumbai, with Saumya Roy

Waste, from food to plastics, not only affects climate change but also affects people's lives in ways that we don't always consider. Saumya Roy brings ...

NOV 12, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Reversing Missed Opportunities in Africa, with Howard W. French

By 2030, Africa is projected to be home to 60 percent of the world’s working-age population. Columbia Journalism School’s Professor Howard W. French, author of ...

OCT 28, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: The Evangelical Right Takes Latin America, with Francisco de Santibañes

It's election season in the U.S. and around the world. Wilson Center's Francisco de Santibañes joins Doorstep co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin ...

U.S. & Russian New START delegations (Rose Gottemoeller center in red jacket) on April 9, 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/us-mission/4505055469/in/photostream/">U.S. Mission Photo by Eric Bridiers</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/">(CC)</a>

OCT 19, 2021 Podcast

Negotiating the New START Treaty, with Rose Gottemoeller

As the U.S. chief negotiator of the New START treaty, Rose Gottemoeller's new book is an invaluable insider's account of the negotiations between the ...

OCT 14, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: The New Age of Mass Migration, with FutureMap's Parag Khannna

Ahead of the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Summit, Parag Khanna joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to speak about his new book "...