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].

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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 ...

Detail from book cover.

JUN 15, 2021 Podcast

Rethinking American Grand Strategy, with Christopher McKnight Nichols

What is grand strategy? What differentiates it from normal strategic thought? What, in other words, makes it "grand"? In answering these questions, most scholars have ...

JUN 4, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Press Freedom & Foreign Policy Panel, with Stephen J. Adler & Carlos Martínez de la Serna

Advocating for press freedom around the globe has long been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. The Trump administration changed the rules, but what ...

MAY 21, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Analyzing Biden's New Approach to Sanctions, with CNAS's Rachel Ziemba

Sanctions are becoming an increasingly important part of the Biden administration's foreign policy toolkit. Carnegie Council Senior Fellows Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin discuss their ...

MAY 7, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: What Does Biden's "Omnipolicy" Mean for the U.S.? with Politico's Nahal Toosi

Nahal Toosi, foreign policy and national security writer at "Politico," returns to speak with Carnegie Council Senior Fellows Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin about how ...

APR 23, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Sustainability vs. Food Security in Our Oceans, with Duke University's Martin Smith

Dr. Martin Smith from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss the health of our ...

APR 9, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: The New Space Race with The Washington Post's Christian Davenport

"Washington Post" defense and space reporter Christian Davenport joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to talk about commercialization and democratization in space. How ...

U.S. Navy ships in the South China Sea, October 2019. <br>CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/compacflt/48854834982">U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">(CC)</a>.

MAR 31, 2021 Podcast

2034: A Novel of the Next World War, with Admiral James Stavridis & Elliott Ackerman

U.S.-China competition is one of the defining stories of this era, but it has stopped short of violence, for now. In the novel "2034," ...

MAR 26, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Assessing Trump's Legacy on Biden's Foreign Policy, with George Mason's Colin Dueck

The Biden-Harris administration made a host of foreign policy promises for their first 100 days in office. Leading the list was linking foreign and domestic policy ...