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Outsourcing Thinking on Engagement?

| February 23, 2018
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When looking at the question of American popular support for U.S. engagement around the world, are Americans, these days, too quick in outsourcing their thinking to the serving military? I raised this question with Kori Schake, deputy director general of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and one of the leading experts on civil-military relations in the […]

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Munich Security Conference: Mixed Messages on American Values, Engagement

| February 19, 2018
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The executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government are sending mixed messages on upholding the liberal world order. What will other states do to ensure their strategic autonomy?

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American Engagement: When It Comes to Foreign Policy, Does America Deserve Trump?

| February 9, 2018
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In a recent op-ed, two former American Foreign Service officers made a very compelling argument in support of greater American engagement globally and renewed U.S. democracy support abroad. Amb. Adrian Basora and Amb. Ken Yalowitz argue that the current global authoritarian offensive is a U.S. national security threat and conclude that “business and economic thought […]

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ISA 2018 Roundtable: Climate Change and the Power to Act

ISA 2018 Roundtable: Climate Change and the Power to Act

| January 31, 2018
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The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to announce that the journal has organized a roundtable for the 2018 International Studies Association (ISA) annual convention in San Francisco. Please refer to this page for all details and materials related to the panel.

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State of the Union: The Era of the Liberal Leviathan Is Over

| January 31, 2018
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In his first State of the Union address, Donald Trump used the rostrum to again break with some of the precepts which have defined the so-called “bipartisan American foreign policy consensus.” At the same time, he continued reframing some of the policies generated under that consensus in terms of a more “America First” approach.

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Carnegie Council Appoints Nikolas K. Gvosdev as Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement Program

Carnegie Council Appoints Nikolas K. Gvosdev as Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement Program

| January 26, 2018
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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikolas K. Gvosdev as Senior Fellow, U.S. Global Engagement Program.

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Trump at Davos: Trickle-Down American Engagement

| January 26, 2018
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In many ways, the vision of American leadership within the global community of nations resembles a form of trickle-down theory.

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A New World? Changes in the Global Order

| December 20, 2017
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This past week, I had the opportunity to host Lowell Schwartz at the Naval War College, and his comments about the shifts he is observing in the global order made a real impression. He posits that we are in the midst of a major shift–that the prevailing assumptions of the last twenty-five years about the […]

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