Inexorable Changes in U.S. Foreign Policy?
08/16/2018
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
Ethics, Russia, and Syria
Nikolas K. GvosdevAugust 13, 2018
How can Moscow can support a dictator who has used chemical weapons in his desperate attempts to retain power at all costs? And what does it say about American foreign policy when Washington won't mount the effort needed to remove him?
The Vision: Saving the Old or Building the New?
Nikolas K. GvosdevAugust 2, 2018
Senior fellow Nikolas Gvosdev unpacks why some scholars seek to save and preserve the U.S. role in the "liberal international order," and why others want to embrace a new vision.
The Assault on Ethics
July 24, 2018
Joel H. Rosenthal
Is a Democratic "Blue Wave" Really Coming?
July 23, 2018
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
The Montenegro Test
Nikolas K. Gvosdev 07/19/2018
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, President Donald Trump seemed to agree with his host's assessment that it would not be worth American blood or treasure to defend the newest member of NATO, Montenegro, should that tiny Balkan country fi…
Stamford Grapples with American Engagement
Nikolas K. GvosdevJuly 11, 2018
At the World Affairs Forum in Stamford on July 10, participants discussed the topic of American engagement in global affairs. Can the United States still advance its values and improve the conditions of others?
Trump the Disrupter
Nikolas K. GvosdevJuly 6, 2018
Lawrence Freedman has authored a fascinating essay, "Authentic Trump versus the Trump Administration: Donald Trump as Foreign Policy Disrupter." It raises questions that have been echoed in this forum as well—such as the discussion held a…
A "Values-Free" Trans-Atlantic Relationship?
Nikolas K. GvosdevJune 22, 2018
Can an enduring and effective trans-Atlantic relationship be constructed and maintained without reference to commonly-shared values, in other words, can there be a "values-free" partnership?
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