Experts, Ethics and the International System
Carnegie Council senior fellow Nikolas Gvosdev highlights how Americans support continued engagement in the world to harness American power for their own prosperity and security, and also to do good in the world. The reality, for many, is t…
Comment le FN est devenu si pro-russe
This article in the French edition of "Slate" on how France's National Front became pro-Russian is by Nicolas Lebourg, as part of Carnegie Council's "Russian Soft Power in France" project.
The Ethics of Triage
Carnegie Council senior fellow Nikolas Gvosdev outlines the concept of "democracy triage." This policy recommendation proposes that democracy promotion efforts be focused on a fewer number of cases where there would be a higher likelihood o…
La Russie, terre promise de l’extrême droite française ?
This op-ed in on the rise of the right in France by Nicolas Lebourg is part of Carnegie Council's "Russian Soft Power in France" project.
Engagement: What Do Voters Think
Ali Wyne notes that there is a disconnect between how Americans view U.S. foreign policy and whether or not it supports and sustains their interests. Although they may believe that the United States should play a leadership role on the glob…
Disengagement Meets the Army of None
Author Paul Scharre presented his book "Army of None" at Carnegie Council on May 1. The book and his talk raise ethical questions about the the development of autonomous land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace unmanned systems, which tak…
Ian Bremmer, Populism, and Disengagement
Ian Bremmer discusses the connections between America's recent wars, increased populism at home, and support for U.S. disengagement abroad.
What do Americans (Republican Voters) Actually Think?
We hear all sorts of assumptions as to what American voters—and now specifically Republican voters who may or may not serve as the basis for President Trump's support—think and believe about U.S. foreign policy. Do they have affection f…
American Engagement: Dialogue at Quail Ridge
A dialogue at Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach, Florida leads to questions about the efficacy of U.S. foreign policy, gender balance in international decision-making, and the connection between national service and involvement and …
Values, Immigration, and the Saudi Alliance
The value of immigration to U.S. national security and the question of whether shared values are necessary for alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia were questions addressed in two very interesting pieces which recently appear…
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 vacuum. But they are not seeking to dismantle the liberal order--a theme discussed and debated in …
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 on America's closest and most critical relationships?
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 are best served by promoting free trade and crafting durable free trade pact…
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 Newport Circle of Scholars. The discussion was centered around questions having to do with the collap…
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