As the Biden administration takes the helm in the United States, and as the world continues to navigate through the coronavirus pandemic, how will the contours of international relations during the 2020s take shape? Will the major powers rediscover the virtue of cooperation and common action, or have we returned to the rough and tumble of great power politics. Please join us for a discussion with Orbis Editor Nikolas Gvosdev, Damjan Krnjevic Miskovic, who writes about the resurgence of great power politics in this issue of Orbis, and Amitai Etzioni, who writes on communitarianism in this issue, as they present their takes in the Winter 2020/21 issue of Orbis.
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Damjan Krnjevic Miskovic is Director of Policy Research and Publications and Professor of Practice at Azerbaijan’s ADA University, having taken a leave of absence as Executive Director of the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development, a Belgrade-based think tank. He previously served as Senior Special Adviser and Chief Speechwriter to the President of the United Nations General Assembly (2012-2013) and as an adviser to the president (2004-2007) and foreign minister (2007-2012) of the Republic of Serbia.
Amitai Etzioni is Professor of International Relations at George Washington University. His books include: Reclaiming Patriotism, Avoiding War with China, and From Empire to Community. He has just launched a new platform for civil discussion, CivilDialogues.org.
Nikolas Gvosdev is the Editor of Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs and a Senior Fellow in FPRI’s Eurasia Program. He is also a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. He was formerly the Editor of The National Interest magazine and a Senior Fellow at The Nixon Center in Washington, D.C. A frequent commentator on Russian and Eurasian affairs, his work has appeared in such outlets as Foreign Affairs and Orbis, and he has appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and BBC. He is the co-author of US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Rise of an Incidental Superpower, and the co-author of Russian Foreign Policy: Vectors, Sectors and Interests.