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  • Searching for a Post-Pandemic Order 09/25/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    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?
  • The Doorstep: Financial Scandals, Trump vs. Biden, & What To Do About China 09/25/20
    Tatiana Serafin, Nikolas K. Gvosdev,
    Hosted by award-winning professor of journalism Tatiana Serafin, with international relations scholar and Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev, The Doorstep is an innovative international news podcast that invites listeners to recognize that all global news is local in a borderless Internet. The first podcast features a review of under the radar news like the leaked FinCEN files and the second wave of COVID-19 hitting Europe and how these impact American citizens; a look ahead at what to expect from the from the first presidential debate next week; and a discussion of the China-U.S. frenemy relationship and how that might impact U.S. consumers, especially TikTok and WeChat users.
  • Will Consumers Pay More To Not Source from China? 09/21/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    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.
  • Preventing the Taiwan Flash Point 09/18/20
    Amitai Etzioni
    "A confrontation about Taiwan is viewed by many as the most likely place where the rising tensions between the U.S. and China may lead to an actual confrontation," writes George Washington University's Amitai Etzioni. As Xi Jinping signals an ever-greater desire for "reunification," this could be a real issue as early as 2021 for a President Trump or Biden. What can the U.S. do to defuse this volatile situation?
  • Protests in Perspective: The Protests Go Global, with Mary L. Dudziak & Brenda Gayle Plummer 09/14/20
    Mary L. Dudziak, Brenda Gayle Plummer, Leslie Vinjamuri,
    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 09/11/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    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 09/03/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    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?
  • Protests in Perspective: The Role of the Media, with Danielle K. Kilgo 08/31/20
    Danielle K. Kilgo, Alex Woodson,
    The racial justice protests have been a huge story for local, national, and international media outlets throughout the summer of 2020. But as public opinion has shifted on issues like systemic racism and police brutality, how has the media reacted? What's the global view of these protests? University of Minnesota's Professor Danielle K. Kilgo answers these questions and more in this "Protests in Perspective" podcast.
  • Hard Choices on China 08/25/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    The USGE program has opened its second survey on U.S. foreign policy, and this one has an emphasis on assessing the relative ranking of values and support for democracy within the respondent's overall calculus. When it comes to the economic relationship between the U.S. and China, this leads to some tough conversations, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev.
  • Senator Kamala Harris & Foreign Policy Narratives 08/14/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Joe Biden's selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate represents a series of shifts in terms of identity and experience. But her foreign policy views are very much in line with Biden's "chastened restorationist" approach, writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev.
  • 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."

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