Publications

  • Report: Extended Deterrence in a Changing Asia

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the release of Extended Deterrence in a Changing Asia: A U.S.-Japan-South Korea Dialogue, by Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director at the Center for the National Interest. A digital version of the full report may be found here.

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  • Why the sudden collapse of North Korea would be hell on Earth

    Harry Kazianis, Director of Defense Studies | “Why the sudden collapse of North Korea would be hell on Earth” There is no nation on the planet more dangerous than North Korea — and that’s putting it charitably. The leader of the so-called “hermit kingdom,” Kim Jong Un, is the master of his own personal hell six

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  • NEW REPORT: A New Direction in U.S.-Russia Relations?

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the release of A New Direction in U.S.-Russia Relations? America’s Challenges & Opportunities in Dealing with Russia, with contributions from Thomas Graham (Kissinger Associates, Inc.), Nikolas K. Gvosdev (U.S. Naval War College), Michael Kofman (CNA Corporation), and Matthew Rojansky (Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center). Paul J.

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  • Trump’s NATO shake-up

    Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director | The Trump administration’s approach to NATO is sensible and long overdue. Moreover, rather than being a threat to the alliance, as some of Mr. Trump’s ideological opponents seek to portray his approach, it is an enormous opportunity. An expected NATO summit in late May could begin this critical conversation. Rethinking

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  • Staffing Will Be Key for Trump’s Russia Policy

    Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director | President-elect Donald Trump was remarkably courageous in consistently calling for “easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia—from a position of strength” despite widespread criticism among Washington’s foreign policy establishment and in the mainstream media. He will need the same political courage to make this goal a reality. But he will

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