Author: Matt Reisener

  • How Great a Threat is Russian Intelligence to the United States?

    On Wednesday, October 30 the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion focusing on the changing Russian intelligence threat to the United States. Media headlines paint an ominous picture of Russian election interference, assassination efforts, fifth-column tactics, and high-technology espionage. How real and how new are these threats? And how should the United

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  • Can Offensive Cyber Operations Serve as a Form of Deterrence?

    On September 19, the Center for the National Interest hosted a discussion on the risks and opportunities of employing offensive cyber operations to deter and disrupt foreign cyber actors. Is playing cyber offense the best form of defense? Do our formidable cyber offensive capabilities make it less likely that foreign cyber actors will attack the

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  • New Book: The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral Into Nuclear Catastrophe

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Vice President & Director of Studies George Beebe entitled The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe. George’s book offers sober analysis of America’s deteriorating relationship with Russia, describes the mistakes made

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  • The Future of Energy and U.S.-China Competition

    As U.S.-China competition becomes a central element of both U.S. foreign policy and the international system, it is extending well beyond trade and security to include energy, high technology, and many other areas. Current disputes surrounding Huawei’s 5G communications products illustrate how broadly and rapidly these competitive pressures can affect important U.S. policy decisions. To

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  • Social Media and Communications Internship (Spring 2020)

    The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic and highly-capable undergraduate and graduate students interested in international affairs for the position of Social Media and Communications Intern. The intern will assist the Chief of Staff and Program Assistant with the Center’s media outreach, external relations, event series and other organizational matters. This is an

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