Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE); Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a senior fellow for the U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE) at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

He is also a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, the director of the Policy Analysis sub-course in the National Security Affairs Department, and the Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in economic geography and national security.

Gvosdev was the editor of The National Interest and remains a senior editor at the magazine. In addition, he holds a non-residential senior fellowship at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a co-author of U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower (2015). He previously published Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors and Sectors (with Christopher Marsh) in 2013.

Gvosdev is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy and international relations, Russian and Eurasian affairs, and developments in the Middle East.

Featured Work

L to R: David C. Speedie, Dr. Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Ambassador John A. Cloud. CREDIT: Gusta Johnson, Carnegie Council

JUL 20, 2015 Podcast

Ukraine and the Future of Reforms

In May 2015, a time of crisis not only for Ukraine but also for the future of the entire EU, Cloud and Gvosdev went to Lithuania, ...

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APR 16, 2014 Article

Ukraine, The Great Powers, Budapest, and "Astheneia"

Was it unethical for the United States to give Ukraine non-binding security guarantees as an inducement for giving up nuclear weapons?

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MAR 19, 2014 Article

The Ethics of Avoiding Conflict with China

Is there a policy prescription that can avoid turning predictions of a Sino-American clash into a self-fulfilling prophecy?

CREDIT: Dennis Doyle, Carnegie Council

SEP 9, 2011 Podcast

What Should be the Next Phase in U.S.-Russia Relations?

Reflecting on U.S.-Russia relations, Thomas Graham and Nikolas Gvosdev agree that there is an urgent need to find a common strategic purpose that ...

CREDIT: Dennis Doyle, Carnegie Council

SEP 9, 2011 Transcript

What Should be the Next Phase in U.S.-Russia Relations?

Reflecting on U.S.-Russia relations, Thomas Graham and Nikolas Gvosdev agree that there is an urgent need to find a common strategic purpose that ...

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MAY 27, 2011 Podcast

Rise of the Rest IV: Critical Regions in Crisis

Optimistic and bleak by turns, a panel of experts analyzes the dilemmas facing the rising and existing powers--from protests across the Middle East, to the ...

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MAR 17, 2010 Podcast

Rise of the Rest III: Climate Change, Energy, and Global Governance after the Financial Crisis

This panel focuses on global governance since the financial crisis, in particular on climate change, energy security, and issues of consensus, common ethics, and trust.

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NOV 5, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: The Persistence of Eurasia

Nearly two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States must confront the reality that Eurasia remains a very Russia-centric region.

Five International Questions for the National Basic Income Debates

AUG 29, 2008 Article

ROUNDTABLE: The Nation-State

The nation-state is an anachronistic myth which should be shed once and for all, declares Devin Stewart. Gvosdev and Andelman disagree.

JUL 11, 2008 Podcast

The Rise of the Rest II: How the Ascent of Russia and China Affects Global Business and Security

From economic growth to cultural exports, the global distribution of power is shifting from "the West" to the rest of the world. This panel addresses ...