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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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 ...

MAR 11, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Climate Statecraft & the Race to Net Zero, with Dr. Carolyn Kissane

Energy expert Dr. Carolyn Kissane joins "The Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss the new diplomacy of climate statecraft. How are environmental ...

FEB 26, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Generational Change in Government, with YPFP's Aubrey Cox Ottenstein

Aubrey Cox Ottenstein, executive director of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), joins co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss how a new cadre ...

FEB 12, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Can the U.S. Regain the World's Trust? with Eurasia Group's Ali Wyne

Ali Wyne, senior analyst at Eurasia Group, joins “Doorstep” co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to assess if the Biden/Harris administration is delivering on ...

JAN 29, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: TikTok & the Normalization of Protests Around the World, with Dr. Tia C. M. Tyree

Howard University's Professor Tia Tyree joins "Doorstep" hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss social media and youth activism in 2021 and beyond. The digital ...

JAN 15, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Reviving Democracy & Re-establishing Alliances, with the Atlantic Council's Ash Jain

A few days remain until the Biden/Harris administration comes to Washington. Will the Trump administration's 11th hour power moves hamper the new team? Or ...

JAN 8, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Capitol Chaos, Power Vacuums, & a Global Reckoning

"Doorstep" co-hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin discuss how global leaders are responding to this week's assault on Congress during a normally quiet presidential certification ...

DEC 18, 2020 Podcast

The Doorstep: Connecting U.S. Foreign & Domestic Policy in 2021, with Judah Grunstein

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 ...