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  • Human Security is National Security: After the Event 08/05/20
    Derek S. Reveron
    U.S. Naval War College's Professor Derek S. Reveron took part in a Carnegie Council webinar on human security and national security, moderated by Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. This post follows up on some queries that were posed during the discussion. 
  • We The People: Democracy in 2020 07/28/20
    Rachel Baranowski
    Mass protests have erupted around the world over the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Carnegie New Leader Rachel Baranowski argues that this moment has created an inflection point that challenges the status quo and pushes for a more inclusive meaning to the phrase "We The People."
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Ensuring Human Security 07/28/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    In this blog post, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on his recent "Human Security is National Security in a Time of Pandemic" webinar with Derek Reveron. What are the ethical considerations for policymakers that involve real human security trade-offs?
  • Human Security is National Security in a Time of Pandemic, with Derek Reveron 07/27/20
    Derek S. Reveron, Nikolas K. Gvosdev,
    Professor Derek Reveron, chair of the U.S. Naval War College's National Security Affairs Department, discusses how subnational and transnational forces--namely, the COVID-19 pandemic--intersect with national security in this conversation with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. What are the implications for how politicians and policymakers conceptualize American foreign and defense policy in the 2020s? How should the U.S. reconsider the ways it looks at national security?
  • Bill Burns and Narratives About U.S. Foreign Policy 07/16/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    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."
  • Immigration & the Black Lives Matter Protests, with Kavitha Rajagopalan 07/15/20
    Kavitha Rajagopalan, Alex Woodson,
    How have conversations in the immigration rights community shifted since this round of Black Lives Matters protests started? In this new environment, what are some tangible policy changes a more progressive administration could enact in the United States? Senior Fellow Kavitha Rajagopalan offers a nuanced perspective on the many connections between immigration and systemic racism in the United States.
  • Civil Society & Social Movements: A Conversation with Patrick Gaspard 07/07/20
    Patrick Gaspard, Jonathan Becker,
    Patrick Gaspard, president of Open Society Foundations, discusses the role of young people and civil society in this historic summer in the United States in this inspiring and wide-ranging conversation with Jonathan Becker, vice chancellor of the Open Society University Network. What does "radical citizenship" mean? How can we stay hopeful and engaged in the fight for equality across the globe?
  • Difficult Ethical Choices on China 07/07/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Responding to a dramatic Andrew Sullivan column for "New York" magazine, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev breaks down the difficult ethical choices when it comes to China. Should the U.S. fully decouple from the nation over its treatment of Uyghurs and Hong Kongers and face the economic consequences?
  • Where Do Human Rights Fit In? Policy Narratives Re-examined 07/01/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discusses Nahal Toosi's recent "Politico" article about a subtle but major shift in the international landscape: human rights groups focusing on the United States' human rights record. Will this become a focus of the Biden campaign as it begins to solidify its messaging?
  • "Remain in Mexico" & Immigration Policy in 2020, with Molly O'Toole 06/24/20
    Molly O'Toole, Alex Woodson,
    Molly O'Toole, immigration and security reporter at the "Los Angeles Times," discusses Trump's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy and its many ethical and legal issues. What's the status of challenges against this policy? How has it been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Plus, she draws some connections between the George Floyd protests against policy brutality and the issues that migrants face at the border.
  • The Ethics of the Coronavirus Lockdown, with Christian Barry 06/15/20
    Christian Barry, Joel H. Rosenthal,
    Due to COVID-19, significant restrictions have been placed on freedoms to move about in many nations. Philosopher Christian Barry explores how the costs of these lockdowns can be weighed in a morally plausible way against the costs arising from increased spread of the virus. Many issues come back to a central question: Under what circumstances can some people be expected, even compelled, to bear costs for the sake of others?
  • The Breonna Taylor/George Floyd Narrative? Impacts on U.S. Foreign Policy and International Standing 06/10/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    In this blog post, U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev asks: With the COVID-19 pandemic already calling America's leadership role into question, how will the recent killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd by law enforcement impact foreign policy?

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