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  • The North Korea Challenge and East Asia’s Security Architecture

    On August 28, the Center for the National Interest hosted a one-day workshop on The North Korea Challenge and East Asia’s Security Architecture, which convened distinguished experts from the United States and South Korea. The first two panels were off the record. The initial panel examined prospects for ongoing diplomatic engagement between the United States

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  • Research Internship: Middle East Studies (Summer 2019)

    The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist Middle East Studies Director Gil Barndollar with research on political, security, cultural and economic developments in the Greater Middle East. Interns will make important

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  • Center for the National Interest Honors Secretary of Defense James Mattis

    The Center for the National Interest presented its 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis on July 25, 2018. The award recognized Secretary Mattis for a life and career devoted to America. Secretary Mattis arriving at the dinner. Center President and CEO Dimitri K. Simes is to his left and Center

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  • 2018 Distinguished Service Award Dinner with Secretary James Mattis

    Remarks by Secretary James N. Mattis Center for the National Interest Distinguished Service Award Dinner 25 July 2018 Thank you, General Boyd. I’m humbled to be introduced by a warrior with your record of valor in the most awful circumstances. It is an honor to join all you this evening. I find it hard to

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  • A Conversation with Senator Rand Paul

    On July 18, the Center for the National Interest hosted Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for an off-the-record dinner discussion moderated by Dimitri K. Simes, President and CEO of the Center for the National Interest. The participants discussed U.S. national security and foreign policy.

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