Author: Matt Reisener

  • US-Russia Relations Research Internship (Spring 2022)

    The Center for the National Interest (CFTNI) is seeking applications for research interns from energetic undergraduate and graduate students interested in international affairs. Interns will assist U.S.-Russia Relations Program Director and CFTNI Director of Studies George Beebe on a series of projects related to U.S. policy towards Russia and U.S. grand strategy. Successful applicants will

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  • CFTNI Announces its 2021 Student Essay Contest

    The Center for the National Interest is proud to announce its 2021 Student Essay contest! Please see below for details and for information about how to participate: Prompt:  United States foreign policy is in a transitional period.  The principle that has animated our approach to the world since the end of the Cold War –

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  • COVID-19: Finding a Way Forward

    The Covid-19 crisis remains the most acute issue confronting the Biden administration. After an initial flush of enthusiasm that the virus had been defeated, President Biden has grappled uneasily with the delta variant and is now issuing what amounts to a vaccine mandate. How should America proceed? Will a mandate work? Should booster shots be

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  • Twenty Years After: How Terrorism and the World Have Changed Since 9/11

    The list of things that have changed after terrorists toppled the twin towers twenty years ago is long.  Al Qaeda was an organization familiar only to a handful of anti-terrorism experts in the bowels of the CIA.  Russia’s little-known president, Vladimir Putin, was laboring to convince Washington that it should partner with Russia against international

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  • American Credibility and Power in the World with Robert C. O’Brien

    The collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan and the chaos in Kabul ahead of Tuesday’s evacuation deadline have called into question U.S. credibility to a degree unseen since the crises of 1970s. Many analysts believe the consequences will affect American interests globally and raise questions about the management of foreign policy in Washington.  On

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