Ethics and the Syria Withdrawal
Nikolas K. GvosdevJanuary 3, 2019
Referencing an "Atlantic" article by Conor Fridersdorf, Nikolas Gvosdev goes over some important and overlooked ethical questions surrounding Trump's decision to withraw U.S. troops from Syria.
Warren and Haley: Post-Trump Foreign Policies?
Nikolas K. GvosdevDecember 10, 2018
What will U.S. foreign policy look like post-Trump? Elizabeth Warren and Nikki Haley recently offered up their first drafts of what this could look like, but both realize that there is no going back to a pre-2016 world.
Misconnecting with the U.S. Public: Narrative Collapse and U.S. Foreign Policy
Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Asha Castleberry, Colin Dueck, Simran Maker, Maia Otarashvili, Joel H. Rosenthal, Kori Schake, Tatiana Serafin, Devin T. Stewart, John Unger, Ali Wyne
Kerch and San Ysidro
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
Sanders' "Selective Engagement" versus Transactional Internationalism
Nikolas K. Gvosdev 11/01/2018
As the Trump administration moves U.S. engagement to a form of "transactional internationalism," Senator Bernie Sanders has unveiled his vision of "selective engagement." Both of these approaches challenge assumptions about U.S. foreign pol…
Professor Nick Rengger: A Reflection
Alison M. S. Watson
Empty Pews in the Church of Atlanticism
Nikolas K. Gvosdev 10/03/2018
Timothy Garton Ash uses the image of "empty pews" to describe a declining commitment, not only on the part of the U.S. public, but even some American foreign policy experts, to the cause of Atlanticism. Is this an accurate description of th…
The Ethics of the "Doorstep"
Nikolas K. Gvosdev 09/24/2018
The "doorstep test" requires policymakers to be able to articulate how, and to what degree, something happening in the world connects to the day-to-day experience, needs, and interests of the citizenry. This construct requires honesty and r…
Advising the Next Administration: Finding a New Foreign Policy Approach
Nikolas K. Gvosdev 09/12/2018
The Center for American Progress has released a report laying out a foreign policy approach that the next administration might consider adopting. What are some "bold new policies" that could improve U.S. engagement with the world?
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