The Anti-Narrative
Nikolas K. GvosdevJune 12, 2019
Among the electorate, especially since the 2016 election, there is a counter-narrative at play regarding the role of the U.S. in international affairs. This "anti-narrative" has two main planks. The first is an across-the-board distrust of …
Emerging Narratives for U.S. Foreign Policy
Nikolas K. GvosdevJune 3, 2019
As we continue to move into the 21st century, the "post-Cold War" designation loses relevance. Yet a new construct and narrative has not emerged to take its place that enjoys broad support and resonance. Will tweaking the old narrative work…
Wichita and American Global Engagement
Nikolas K. GvosdevMay 21, 2019
Senior Fellw Nikolas Gvosdev discusses his takeaways from a visit to the Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations and from a talk from foreign policy analyst Aly Wyne. He writes the U.S. foreign policy establishment needs to work on engenderi…
Sex, Drugs, and Propaganda: Why AIDS Persists in the Russian Federation
May 10, 2019
Josephine Marrocco, Devin T. Stewart
What Americans Want
Nikolas K. GvosdevMay 8, 2019
The Center for American Progress has released their exhaustive survey of what Americans want in foreign policy and their results track closely with the conclusions reached by the U.S. Global Engagement study group. What remains to be seen, …
The Generational Divide?
May 7, 2019
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
Back to Spheres of Influence?
Nikolas K. GvosdevMay 3, 2019
National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent comments on Russia's interest in Venezuela bring back a concept prevalent in much earlier version of international affairs: spheres of influence. Was this a slip of the tongue or it could it se…
Democratic Decline?
March 31, 2019
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
Coherence and Comprehensiveness: An American Foreign Policy Imperative
David H. Petraeus, Philip Caruso 03/25/2019
As the United States now confronts the prospect of a multi-faceted and quite possibly generational competition with China—underscored not only by recent Trump Administration public statements but also by the clear emergence of bipartisan …
America in Decline?
Nikolas K. GvosdevMarch 22, 2019
A Pew Research report says that many Americans view the country as being in long-term decline. What implications does this have for U.S. foreign policy objectives?
The Sicilian Expedition and the Dilemma of Interventionism
Billy PickettMarch 14, 2019
The Peloponnesian War has lessons for U.S. foreign policy beyond the Thucydides Trap. Johanna Hanink reminds us that the debate over moral exceptionalism and interventionism is nothing new.
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