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

U.S. Navy ships in the South China Sea, October 2019. <br>CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/compacflt/48854834982">U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erwin Jacob V. Miciano</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/">(CC)</a>.

MAR 31, 2021 Podcast

2034: A Novel of the Next World War, with Admiral James Stavridis & Elliott Ackerman

U.S.-China competition is one of the defining stories of this era, but it has stopped short of violence, for now. In the novel "2034," ...

United States President James Monroe presides over a cabinet meeting, 1823. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Monroe_Cabinet.jpg">Granger Historical Picture Archive/Wikimedia</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/">(Public Domain)</a>

MAR 30, 2021 Article

Learning (Ethical) Lessons from the Greek Revolution

In this blog post, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reacts to an article from Paul Glastris in the "Washington Monthly." Nearly 200 years ...

MAR 26, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Assessing Trump's Legacy on Biden's Foreign Policy, with George Mason's Colin Dueck

The Biden-Harris administration made a host of foreign policy promises for their first 100 days in office. Leading the list was linking foreign and domestic policy ...

President Biden at the White House, March 2021. <br>CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/51033292536/">Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz</a> (<a href="https://www.usa.gov/government-works">U.S. Government Works</a>)

MAR 25, 2021 Article

Grappling with Competing Ethical Demands: The New Biden Administration

Any leader faces competing ethical demands. In particular, policymakers must decide which ethical claims to preference and which to defer. In this blog post from ...

MAR 23, 2021 Podcast

Global Ethics Review: COVID-19 & International Relations, Part Two

In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting Carnegie Council's work and current events with our senior fellows, senior staff, and friends of our organization. ...

MAR 17, 2021 Podcast

Global Ethics Review: COVID-19 & International Relations, Part One

In this new podcast series, we'll be connecting Carnegie Council's work and current events with our senior fellows, senior staff, and friends of our organization. ...

MAR 11, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Climate Statecraft & the Race to Net Zero, with Dr. Carolyn Kissane

Energy expert Dr. Carolyn Kissane joins "The Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss the new diplomacy of climate statecraft. How are environmental ...

President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary of State Blinken at the White House, February 2021. <br>CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/51013224531/">Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz</a> (<a href="https://www.usa.gov/government-works">U.S. Government Works</a>)

MAR 8, 2021 Article

Deconstructing the Narratives of the Interim National Security Guidance

Carnegie Council's U.S. Global Engagement program has continued to focus on the overarching narratives that explain and situate America's role in the world. In ...

FEB 26, 2021 Podcast

The Doorstep: Generational Change in Government, with YPFP's Aubrey Cox Ottenstein

Aubrey Cox Ottenstein, executive director of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), joins co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nick Gvosdev to discuss how a new cadre ...

Professor Joseph S. Nye, Jr., 2013. CREDIT: <a href="https://flickr.com/photos/chathamhouse/8719518195/">Chatham House</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">(CC)</a>

FEB 17, 2021 Article

Measuring Morality in Foreign Policy: Joseph Nye’s Criteria

In this blog post, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on an article in "The American Oxonian" by Joseph S Nye, Jr. ...