As Russia's war in Ukraine deepens and China’s influence continues to grow across the world, many observers say that the United States is entering an era of “great-power competition” with these two rivals. But, as Eurasia Group's Ali Wyne argues, this kind of framework could leave the U.S. defensive and reactive, and hinder efforts to renew itself, both at home and abroad.

In his new book America’s Great-Power Opportunity, Wyne exhorts Washington to find a middle ground between complacence and consternation, selectively contesting Beijing and Moscow but not allowing their decisions to determine its own course.

Join Wyne and Doorstep co-hosts Nikolas Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin for a talk on how the U.S. should respond to these two authoritarian powers. Can America seize its “great-power opportunity”?

Date: Tuesday, May 17

Time: 6:00pm ET

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Ali Wyne

Ali Wyne is a senior analyst at Eurasia Group and author of America's Great-Power Opportunity: Revitalizing U.S. Foreign Policy to Meet the Challenges of Strategic Competition.

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Tatiana Serafin

Tatiana Serafin is a senior fellow at Carnegie Council and co-host of The Doorstep podcast. She is a professor of journalism at Marymount Manhattan College.

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Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Nikolas K. Gvosdev is a senior fellow at Carnegie Council and co-host of The Doorstep podcast. He is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College.