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

JUN 26, 2007 Podcast

U.S.-Russia Relations and Climate Change After the G8

Nikolas K. Gvosdev examines the declining effectiveness of the G8 summits and the U.S.-Russian politics of climate change and missile defense that played ...

The Flag of Iran

MAY 3, 2007 Article

Revisiting Iran?

Is Iran's goal to achieve hegemony in the Persian Gulf and throughout the Middle East? Is that possibility sufficient cause for the U.S. to ...

OCT 26, 2006 Podcast

North Korea's Nuclear Detonation and Northeast Asian Politics

Are the major powers prepared to live with a nuclear North Korea if the detonation acts as a check on U.S. power? How will ...

OCT 13, 2006 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Reversing Babel

Nikolas K. Gvosdev, editor of The National Interest, discusses the emergence of English as globalization’s lingua franca and the moral implications of greater ease ...

JUL 18, 2006 Podcast

G-8 Summit Briefing

What was really accomplished at the St. Petersburg G-8 meeting? Can the G-8 really cope with the pressing issues of the day, from energy security ...