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

OCT 28, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: The Evangelical Right Takes Latin America, with Francisco de Santibañes

It's election season in the U.S. and around the world. Wilson Center's Francisco de Santibañes joins Doorstep co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin ...

U.S. & Russian New START delegations (Rose Gottemoeller center in red jacket) on April 9, 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/us-mission/4505055469/in/photostream/">U.S. Mission Photo by Eric Bridiers</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/">(CC)</a>

OCT 19, 2021 Podcast

Negotiating the New START Treaty, with Rose Gottemoeller

As the U.S. chief negotiator of the New START treaty, Rose Gottemoeller's new book is an invaluable insider's account of the negotiations between the ...

OCT 14, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: The New Age of Mass Migration, with FutureMap's Parag Khannna

Ahead of the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Summit, Parag Khanna joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to speak about his new book "...

SEP 30, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Can the United Nations Save the World? with Catherine Tinker

The 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly ended this week in New York with little fanfare. Yet important global discussions took place in ...

Detail from book cover.

SEP 28, 2021 Podcast

China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, with Peter Martin

What can we learn about China's ambitions from studying how its diplomats operate? In his new book "China’s Civilian Army," Bloomberg's Peter Martin draws ...

SEP 2, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: What's Next for Biden's Asia Pivot? with Paul Saunders

"Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin are joined by Paul Saunders, president of the Energy Innovation Reform Project, to evaluate Vice President Kamala Harris' ...

AUG 19, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: The Future of Afghanistan Roundtable Discussion, with Ali M Latifi & Said Sabir Ibrahimi

Ali M Latifi, Kabul-based journalist for Al Jazeera English, and Said Sabir Ibrahimi, non-resident fellow with NYU's Center on International Cooperation, join "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick ...

AUG 5, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: How Shipping Can Help Reenergize Globalization, with BIMCO's Peter Sand

BIMCO shipping analyst Peter Sand joins Carnegie Council Senior Fellows Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss how the effects of the pandemic on shipping--container ...

JUL 23, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Biden's India Strategy, with Dhruva Jaishankar

The U.S.-India relationship is a central part of the Biden-Harris administration focus on the Indo-Pacific region. Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State ...

JUL 21, 2021 Podcast

The Heartbeat of Iran: Real Voices of a Country and Its People, with Tara Kangarlou

In today’s interconnected global village, Iran remains a mystery to much of the rest of the world―especially to those living in the United ...