- Competing Ethics in the Biden Administration?
In this blog post responding to Thomas Wright's recent article in "The Atlantic," Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev outlines the three different "camps" vying for influence over the foreign policy and national security policies of the Biden-Harris administration. What common ground can be found between "restorationists," "reformers," and "progressives?"
- Protests in Perspective: Civil Disobedience & Activism Today, with Erica Chenoweth & Deva Woodly
Civil disobedience is a storied political tradition. Can it empower today's activists? How should we understand the connection between protest and democracy? Citing movements from the recent past and using empirical data, Harvard Kennedy School's Professor Chenoweth and The New School's Professor Woodly address the relationship between forms of resistance and successful progressive reform and detail how the Movement for Black Lives is putting these ideas into practice around the world.
- Ethics & International Affairs Volume 34.3 (Fall 2020)
At the core of this issue is a collection of essays organized and guest-edited by Margaret P. Karns called "The United Nations at Seventy-Five: Looking Back to Look Forward." The collection contains contributions from David Malone and Adam Day; Ellen J. Ravndal; Ramesh Thakur; Susanna P. Campbell; Devaki Jain; Bertrand Ramcharan; Maria Ivanova; Karns, Kirsten Haack, and Jean-Pierre Murray; and Sophie Harman.
- Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Special Issue
At the core of this issue is a collection of essays organized and guest-edited by Margaret P. Karns called "The United Nations at Seventy-Five: Looking Back to Look Forward." The collection contains contributions from David Malone and Adam Day; Ellen J. Ravndal; Ramesh Thakur; Susanna P. Campbell; Devaki Jain; Bertrand Ramcharan; Maria Ivanova; Karns, Kirsten Haack, and Jean-Pierre Murray; and Sophie Harman. Additionally, the issue includes articles on information, privacy, just war theory, and the construction of universal values.
- Searching for a Post-Pandemic Order
In this blog post, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on his recent webinar with Ali Wyne of the Atlantic Council. What will the role of the United States be in the "post-pandemic order"? Will the international response to COVID-19, as well as other environmental considerations, lead to a new "affirmative agenda" for U.S. foreign policy?
- Will Consumers Pay More To Not Source from China?
Retailer H&M will stop relying on Chinese garment factories and suppliers located in Xinjiang, over concerns about the use of Uyghers as forced labor. However, if higher costs are marketed as part of the price for ending ties with Chinese suppliers over human rights concerns, will consumers respond? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts.
- Protests in Perspective: The Protests Go Global, with Mary L. Dudziak & Brenda Gayle Plummer
The killing of George Floyd and the wave of protests that followed bring to life the current struggle for civil rights, human rights, and social justice. Why did the protests go global? How does the history of global responses to American injustice inform our understanding of contemporary developments? Emory's Mary L. Dudziak and Wisconsin's Brenda Gayle Plummer share their thoughts in this fascinating discussion.
- Ecological Dimension of Foreign Policy
One of the emerging narratives about United States foreign policy is the use of climate change as a central organizing principle. How can ecological and environmental aid be applied to the national interests for the United States? Can it help redefine America's engagement in the world?
- The Ethics of Non-Cooperation: COVID Vaccine Questions
The search for a COVID-19 vaccine is another example of how the pandemic has increased competition among nations, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. Will the Trump administration proceed with its "transactional mindset" if the U.S. is the first to develop a vaccine? Will China and Canada be able to work together despite ideological differences?
- Bill Burns and Narratives About U.S. Foreign Policy
Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev compares diplomat Bill Burns' recent article in "The Atlantic" with his own report on U.S. Global Engagement, "The Search for a New Narrative." Burns echoes, "The United States must choose from three broad strategic approaches: retrenchment, restoration, and reinvention."
- TIGRE: The Missing Link? Operationalizing the Democratic Community Narrative
Does the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as renewed concerns about overdependence on China, create an opening for the United States to move forward on decoupling from autocracies and reorienting both security and economic ties to allies who share similar values? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts.
- Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis, with Jeff McCausland
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life for everyone. From large corporations to small non-profits to schools to the military, leaders at all types of organizations are struggling to manage the fear and uncertainty that comes with this crisis. What are the best principles for leading amidst this chaos? Senior Fellow Jeff McCausland, a retired U.S. Army colonel, shares his strategies and historical examples of extraordinary leadership.
- Fractured Globalization & the Future of the International System, with Nikolas Gvosdev
Nikolas Gvosdev, direct of the U.S. Global Engagement program, recently spoke to the World Affairs Forum to discuss "fractured globalization" amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
- China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World: A Dove's Perspective
What do China's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. reactions to China inform us about the relations between these two major powers? Is the growing U.S. animosity toward China, fostered by the White House as well as both political parties, justified? Amitai Etzioni shares his thoughts in an article for the U.S. Global Engagement program.
- COVID-19 & the Future of Health Data, with Mona Sloane
The implementation of contact tracing and the collection of health data may be necessary for life to return to "normal" in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but is there any way to make sure these practices don't turn into "tools of oppression"? Mona Sloane, fellow at NYU's Institute for Public Knowledge, discusses her concerns about the "normalization" of these technologies and the effect that these strategies could have on vulnerable communities.
- Prospects for Global Coordination in an Age of Pandemics & Emerging Climate Technologies, with Cynthia Scharf
Much like efforts to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, combatting climate change requires cooperation on a global scale. And yet the history of international climate negotiations shows just how difficult that can be. What, if anything, can we learn from the global response to the pandemic that might aid in governing new, climate-altering technologies? Cynthia Scharf, senior strategy director of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative, shares her thoughts.
- Health Data, Privacy, & Surveillance: How Will the Lockdowns End? with Effy Vayena & Jeffrey Kahn
How should we think about privacy and government surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic? Johns Hopkins' Jeffrey Kahn and ETH Zurich's Effy Vayena discuss health data and government surveillance, focusing on contract tracing apps in Europe and immunity certificates in the United States, with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal in this virtual webinar.
- Further on Pandemics, Solidarity, & Narratives
Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on the erosion of solidarity between nations admidst the COVID-19 pandemic. What will a "new normal" in world affairs look like in its aftermath?
- Ethics, Surveillance, & the Coronavirus Pandemic, with Arthur Holland Michel
As U.S. states and European nations contemplate how to end the COVID-19 quarantine, Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel discusses all aspects of surveillance and ethics. From ongoing issues in Baltimore to technologies focused on location data to the future of privacy and government regulation in a post-pandemic world, Michel and host Alex Woodson look at the current "Cambrian explosion" in surveillance technology.
- COVID-19: Eroding the Ethics of Solidarity?
"Solidarity is easy when there is no perceived cost or major sacrifice entailed," writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. How has the COVID-19 pandemic stress-tested the depths and resilience of solidarity between states?