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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SEP 30, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Can the United Nations Save the World? with Catherine Tinker

The 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly ended this week in New York with little fanfare. Yet important global discussions took place in ...

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SEP 28, 2021 Podcast

China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, with Peter Martin

What can we learn about China's ambitions from studying how its diplomats operate? In his new book "China’s Civilian Army," Bloomberg's Peter Martin draws ...

SEP 15, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Haiti on the Precipice of Change, with Emmanuela Douyon & Jean Eddy Saint Paul

Politicé's Emmanuala Douyon and Brooklyn College's Jean Eddy Saint Paul join "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss lessons learned from Haiti's ...

SEP 2, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: What's Next for Biden's Asia Pivot? with Paul Saunders

"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' ...

AUG 19, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: The Future of Afghanistan Roundtable Discussion, with Ali M Latifi & Said Sabir Ibrahimi

Ali M Latifi, Kabul-based journalist for Al Jazeera English, and Said Sabir Ibrahimi, non-resident fellow with NYU's Center on International Cooperation, join "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick ...

AUG 5, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: How Shipping Can Help Reenergize Globalization, with BIMCO's Peter Sand

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 ...

JUL 23, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Biden's India Strategy, with Dhruva Jaishankar

The U.S.-India relationship is a central part of the Biden-Harris administration focus on the Indo-Pacific region. Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State ...

JUL 21, 2021 Podcast

The Heartbeat of Iran: Real Voices of a Country and Its People, with Tara Kangarlou

In today’s interconnected global village, Iran remains a mystery to much of the rest of the world―especially to those living in the United ...

Map depicting China's Belt and Road Initiative. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:One-belt-one-road.svg">Lommes (CC)</a>.

JUL 9, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: China in the Middle East & U.S. Foreign Policy, with Asha Castleberry-Hernandez

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 ...

JUN 18, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Cryptocurrencies & Global Decentralization, with NYU Stern's David Yermack

Cryptocurrencies are dominating headlines with El Salvador recently announcing Bitcoin as the country's legal tender and Biden and Putin discussing ransomware and crypto at their ...