For the last five years, the post-Cold War bipartisan consensus in U.S. foreign policy—that the sustained deployment of U.S. power around the world is indispensable for maintaining the international system—has been called into question. There are now a series of competing narratives providing very different rationales for the degree and scope of U.S. engagement being advanced by different groups on the U.S. domestic political spectrum—each resting on a different understanding of what constitutes ethics in international affairs.
In this context, Carnegie Council's U.S Global Engagement program (USGE) seeks to:
- Reshape wider discussions on American foreign policy to seriously address the causes and consequences of U.S. disengagement and re-engagement;
- Move ethical considerations to the center of policymakers' thinking about international relations, including the emergence of new ethical perspectives based on environmentalism, a focus on greater inclusivity, and the emergence of new technologies;
- Probe the ethical considerations in a world increasingly defined by geopolitical and ideological competition among major powers; and
- Inform democratic citizens' understanding of international affairs, global engagement, and U.S. foreign policymaking.
USGE gratefully acknowledges the support for its work from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The USGE program has recently started The Doorstep podcast, co-hosted by Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev.
The Doorstep is an innovative international news podcast that invites listeners to recognize that all global news is local in a borderless internet. Each week, Serafin and Gvosdev will tackle new topics and regions discussing why they matter to a rising young electorate changing the shape of the United States today.
February 26, 2021: Generational Change in Government, with YPFP's Aubrey Cox Ottenstein
February 12, 2021: Can the U.S. Regain the World's Trust? with Eurasia Group's Ali Wyne
January 8, 2021: Capitol Chaos, Power Vacuums, & a Global Reckoning
December 18, 2020: Connecting U.S. Foreign & Domestic Policy in 2021, with Judah Grunstein
November 5, 2020: The World Waits for the Next U.S. President, with Professor Tom Nichols
September 25, 2020: Financial Scandals, Trump vs. Biden, & What To Do About China
October 15, 2020: The Democratic Community: A Path for U.S. Engagement? with Ash Jain