Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE); 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

MAR 28, 2018 Article

The United Nations, Human Rights, and American Disengagement

A new "Foreign Policy" article says that as the United States has disengaged from the United Nations, Russia and China have moved to fill the ...

MAR 19, 2018 Article

Uncertainties About America's Global Reliability

Doubts about America's reliability as a guarantor and support of the liberal international order have been increasing since the 2016 election. What impact is this having ...

U.S. and NATO military members, Adazi Military Base, Latvia, June 2017. CREDIT: <a href-"http://www.ramstein.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1228559/us-nato-wrap-up-saber-strike-17/">U.S Air Force/Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh</a>

MAR 16, 2018 Podcast

European Futures in the Shadow of American Disengagement, with Andrew Michta

Europe is going through deep structural changes, says Andrew Michta of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He argues that it may ...

MAR 13, 2018 Article

Free Trade After the 2016 Elections

Did the 2016 election represent a revolt of a significant segment of the U.S. electorate against a seven-decades-long U.S. policy consensus that American interests ...

MAR 7, 2018 Article

American Engagement: Dialogue with the Newport Circle of Scholars

Recently, Gvosdev had the opportunity to engage in dialogue on the question of what role America ought to be playing in the world with the ...

FEB 21, 2018 Podcast

Dangerous Delegation: Military Intervention & the U.S. Public, with Kori Schake

Are Americans too deferential to the armed forces, becoming increasingly willing to "outsource" judgement to the military? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev talks with Dr. Kori ...

FEB 19, 2018 Article

Munich Security Conference: Mixed Messages on American Values, Engagement

The United States sent mixed signals at the 2018 Munich Security Conference. On the one hand, a bipartisan group of officials stressed continuity and legislative oversight ...

JAN 31, 2018 Article

State of the Union: The Era of the Liberal Leviathan Is Over

Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address&ndash;and used the rostrum in the House of Representatives to again break with some ...

JAN 26, 2018 Article

Trump at Davos: Trickle-Down American Engagement

President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to address the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2018, where he offered his audience of ...

DEC 20, 2017 Article

A New World? Changes in the Global Order

Lowell Schwartz of the Naval War College says that we are in the midst of a major shift: the prevailing assumptions of the last 25 years ...