Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Editor, Orbis and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a senior fellow for the U.S. Global Engagement Initiative (USGE) at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is also a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, and director of national security affairs at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and editor of its foreign policy journal Orbis. To continue Chautauqua’s Week Nine journey through the Global South, Gvosdev will provide up-to-the-minute perspective and analysis on the reverberations around the globe, and in particular the Global South, of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the West’s response — especially in food, energy and other sectors that have been catastrophically disrupted and are so vital for emerging Global South countries and regions.

Gvosdev is a co-host of the award-winning Carnegie Council podcast the Doorstep. He is co-author of U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower, published in 2015, and Decision-Making in American Foreign Policy: Translating Theory into Practice, published in 2019. He previously published Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors and Sectors (with Christopher Marsh) in 2013. He is a frequent commentator on U.S. foreign policy and international relations, Russian and Eurasian affairs, and developments in the Middle East.