- The Biden Administration Wants to Ignore Its Most Obvious Problem: Russia
The National Interest | Nikolas K. Gvosdev | 09/12/2021
In an article for "The National Interest", U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev writes that Moscow is engaged in a game of “natural gas chicken,” because it hopes that concerns about low reserves in Europe will create pressure to get Nord Stream II certified and open for business. Gvosdev argues that Washington cannot afford to overlook this ploy.
- Climate refugees need legal protection and more support from rich economies
The Times of India | Michael W. Doyle | 08/28/2021
In this article for "The Times of India", Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC) Senior Fellow Michael W. Doyle discusses the legal lacunae surrounding people impacted by a changing climate—and how to fill that gap. Drawing on the work of MIMC, he notes, "we need a law that takes into account the changes we will experience and the numbers we will see—these could run into millions."
- Afghanistan Is a Wake-Up Call for ‘Major Non-NATO Allies’
The National Interest | Nikolas K. Gvosdev | 08/14/2021
From Afghanistan to Hungary, there is confusion about what an alliance with the United States means and what steps America should take on behalf of those considered allies. In this article for "The National Interest", Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev argues that there should not be any doubt about America's commitments, especially with great power competitors more prepared to test any ambiguity.
- Letters to the editor: A global challenge
The Economist | Janos Pasztor | 08/12/2021
C2G Executive Director Janos Pasztor is featured in this compilation of letters to the editor of "The Economist." He outlines the risk-risk conundrum of climate-altering technologies like solar radiation modification, asking, would the world be better off with or without it?
- The UN Climate Report: All Is Not Well—but All Is Not Lost
Wired | Janos Pasztor | 08/09/2021
On the mention of climate-altering technologies like carbon dioxide removal in the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative's Janos Pasztor says in "WIRED," "The point they raise quite strongly is that it will take time—not just to build up the systems, but then the climate impact of that action.”
- America Has a Moral Responsibility to Refugees Fleeing Afghanistan
Newsweek | Michael W. Doyle, Mark Wood | 07/13/2021
As the Taliban continue to retake territory in Afghanistan, the stakes for both those who assisted the U.S. and their families have never been higher. Michael W. Doyle & Mark James Wood of Carnegie Council's Model International Mobility Convention initiative ask in "Newsweek", what is America's moral responsibility to the Afghan people?
- Can Biden Iron Out the Contradictions in His Five Policy Goals?
The National Interest | Nikolas K. Gvosdev | 07/12/2021
The rest of the world is looking for signs the the White House can send predictable and stable signals about U.S. foreign policy priorities and intentions. In this article for "The National Interest", Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev asks, can President Biden iron out the contradictions in his five policy goals?
- Defending the Planet: The Climate Refugee Crisis
Defending the Planet: A Columbia Law Podcast | Michael W. Doyle | 07/01/2021
In this episode of Columbia Law School’s limited podcast series "Defending the Planet," Model International Mobility Convention Senior Fellow Michael W. Doyle discusses what’s at stake for people around the world when their homes are no longer habitable due to climate change.
- Russia Isn't a Priority for Biden
The National Interest | Nikolas K. Gvosdev | 06/16/2021
In this article for "The National Interest", Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on the current relationship between the United States and Russia. "There is an emergence of a calculus in which policy towards Russia must now be considered in the context of other priorities," such as climate change, "rather than existing in an independent sphere," he writes.
- In Germany, blessings for same-sex couples exacerbate tensions with Vatican
The Washington Post | Alexander Görlach | 06/01/2021
Public ceremonies at Catholic churches in Germany were held to bless same-sex couples, in defiance of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican that such blessings were "not legitimate." In this article for "The Washington Post", Carnegie Council's Alexander Görlach notes that although the campaign is a move in the right direction, the church's broader stance on homosexuality is out of step with contemporary European culture.
- The Intent Behind Russia’s New Cyber Hacking Against America
The National Interest | Nikolas K. Gvosdev | 05/28/2021
Recent cyberattacks against the United States are a reminder that Moscow does not trust in the goodwill of the Biden administration, according to Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev in this article for "The National Interest". "Understanding this mindset will be important as the U.S. prepares for the Geneva summit," he writes.
- Mobility without membership: Do we need special passports for vulnerable groups?
The Global Citizenship Observatory | Michael W. Doyle, Mark Wood | 05/26/2021
How should we balance resettlement and responsibility sharing? This article for The Global Citizenship Observatory's forum on mobility without membership is co-authored by Carnegie Council Model International Mobility Convention's Michael Doyle & Mark James Wood.