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U.S.-Russia Relations in the Trump Administration

On January 10, the Center for the National Interest hosted an event focusing on the future of U.S.-Russia relations under the Trump administration. Center Executive Director Paul Saunders moderated a discussion with Andranik Migranyan, a chief policy expert at Moscow State University’s Center for Public and Political Programs, a professor at the Moscow Institute of

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"For now the GOP is Trump's party. But if Trump really wants to show that he's mastered the art of the deal, he will have to deal artfully with both his friends and foes."

-Jacob Heilbrunn

"Putin's definition of risk-taking has evolved in the direction of greater boldness and less attention to how it will affect the U.S."

-Dimitri K. Simes

“While many experts and scholars can readily recite a laundry list of reasons for growing tensions in the U.S.-Sino relationship, there is only one that counts: Beijing has determined that it no longer needs to bide its time or hide its capabilities, evidenced by China’s opposition to a U.S. led international system in the Asia-Pacific."

-Harry Kazianis

“Defining U.S. policy toward Russia with only limited consideration of fundamental U.S. foreign-policy objectives—a common tendency in the past—has contributed to today’s dangerous U.S.-Russia confrontation while failing to address some of America’s highest priorities.”

-Paul Saunders

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2016 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD DINNER HONORING SENATORS TIM KAINE AND PAT ROBERTS

The Center for the National Interest honored Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) with its 2016 Distinguished Service Awards on May 23 in Washington, DC. Center President Dimitri Simes delivered the evening’s opening remarks. Center Vice Chairman Dov Zakheim introduced Senator Kaine and Center Chairman Charles Boyd introduced Senator Roberts. After brief speeches

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