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  • 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?
  • Climate Change, Migration, & Humanity's Niche, with Tim Kohler & Marten Scheffer 06/10/20
    Tim Kohler, Marten Scheffer, Alex Woodson,
    A new report finds that over the next 50 years, 1 to 3 billion people could be living outside the climate niche that has "served humanity well over the past 6,000 years." Tim Kohler and Marten Scheffer, co-authors of "Future of the climate niche," discuss what was surprised them in this research, what it means historically when huge populations move, and why there's reason to be hopeful about humanity's future.
  • The Pandemic Extends the Trend away from Globalism 06/09/20
    Amitai Etzioni
    One would expect that when the people of the world face a major, devastating, external threat, they would unite to fight it. However, the response to the global spread of COVID-19 has had the opposite effect, writes Amitai Etzioni. To understand the reasons for this, one needs to ask: What was the global order like just before the pandemic broke, and in what direction was it trending?
  • Vox Populi: After the Event 06/08/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev follows up on his recent "Vox Populi" webinar. The virtual event with Eurasia Group Foundation's Mark Hannah and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Dina Smeltz explored polling data on what Americans think about foreign policy. How will recent events like the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic collapse, and protests change any of these conclusions?
  • Mysterious Machines: The Road Ahead for AI Ethics in International Security, with Arthur Holland Michel 06/08/20
    Arthur Holland Michel, Joel H. Rosenthal,
    The last decade has witnessed a vibrant public discussion about how to safely, ethically, and legally integrate complex artificial intelligence (AI) into modern life, particularly in the sphere of security, says Senior Fellow Arthur Holland Michel. How do we learn to trust AI systems that we don't understand? What are the implications of this new technology as many nations confront a combination of mass protests and the pandemic?
  • In Solidarity 06/04/20
    The killing of George Floyd is another tragic moment in the long and painful history of racism in America. We feel the anger that arises from this assault on human decency. We hear the cries for action. The Council stands in solidarity with the millions of citizens who are raising their voices demanding change. Carnegie Council's motto is Ethics matter. We believe Black Lives Matter.
  • Vox Populi: What Americans Think About Foreign Policy, with Dina Smeltz & Mark Hannah 05/29/20
    Mark Hannah, Dina Smeltz, Nikolas K. Gvosdev,
    What do Americans think about the role the United States should be playing in the world? How do they conceive of the different trade-offs between domestic and international affairs, among competing options and sets of interests and values? The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Dina Smeltz and Eurasia Group Foundation's Mark Hannah share the results of surveys from their organizations in this conversation with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev.
  • China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World, with Amitai Etzioni & Nikolas Gvosdev 05/26/20
    Amitai Etzioni, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Alex Woodson,
    How has the pandemic changed U.S-China relations? How has it altered China's relationship with other nations and its geopolitical positioning? George Washington University's Amitai Etzioni and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discuss these questions and more as they break down "great power competition" in the era of COVID-19.
  • TIGRE: The Missing Link? Operationalizing the Democratic Community Narrative 05/26/20
    Nikolas K. Gvosdev
    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.

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