Author: Matt Reisener

  • Center Vice President Discusses the Impact of the Coronavirus on World Politics

    The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has shaken the international community to its core. As the world’s most powerful nations struggle to manage the effects of the virus domestically, they must also deal with a host of international challenges which have been exacerbated by the growing pandemic. On April 21, 2020, the Center for the

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  • Spheres of Influence: Outdated Relic or Renewed Reality?

    When policymakers in the United States declared in the aftermath of the Cold War that the age of “spheres of influence” had ended, were they misdiagnosing the issue? Strong countries throughout history have exerted influence over their neighbors—be it the US Monroe Doctrine or Russia and its Near Abroad. Did the end of the Cold

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  • Paul Heer Joins the Center for the National Interest

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul Heer, a former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia, as a Distinguished Fellow dealing with Chinese and East Asian issues. “With Paul Heer, we gain the expertise of one of the most sober-minded and insightful China analysts that the U.S.

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  • Why Should The US Care About Ukraine? The Center for the National Interest Debates the Eurasia Center

    America’s policy towards Ukraine is an important but under-debated issue among international relations experts in Washington. In an effort to expand upon both sides of this vital discussion, the Center for the National Interest and the Eurasia Center co-hosted a debate on March 4, 2020 at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The topic

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  • Robert Zoellick and America’s “China Challenge”

    On March 4, 2020, the Center for the National Interest hosted an off-the-record discussion with Robert Zoellick to discuss his new cover story, “The China Challenge,” which appeared in the March/April issue of The National Interest. The discussion, which was moderated by The National Interest’s editor Jacob Heilbrunn and which featured several prominent academics, journalists,

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