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  • A Conversation with H.E. Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States

    On April 24, the Center for the National Interest hosted Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, at a small, off-the-record dinner. He discussed U.S.-Russia relations and other topics. General Charles G. Boyd (USAF, Ret.), Chairman of the Center for the National Interest, moderated.

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  • A Conversation with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran

    On April 23, the Center for the National Interested organized an off-the-record, lunch discussion in New York with Mohammed Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ambassador Frank Wisner, Foreign Affairs Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs LLP and a former Ambassador to India, the Philippines, Egypt, and Zambia, as well

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  • Is the German-American Relationship in Trouble?

    On April 11, the Center for the National Interest organized a small, off-the-record lunch discussion with Jürgen Trittin, a member of the German Bundestag’s Foreign Affairs Committee and the former German Minister for the Environment. Mr. Trittin discussed U.S.-German relations and the Transatlantic relationship, among other topics. Ambassador Richard Burt, former Ambassador to Germany and a

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  • The Future of European Energy Markets and Energy Security

    The Center for the National Interest held an off the record, one-table luncheon discussion with Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall, Germany’s largest oil and natural gas producer, on March 28. Mr. Mehren discussed “The Future of European Energy Markets and Energy Security.” Center Board member J. Robinson West, managing director of the Boston Consulting Group’s

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  • After Russia’s Election: A New Crisis in U.S.-Russia Relations?

    On March 26, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion entitled “After Russia’s Election: A New Crisis in U.S.-Russia Relations?” Panelists included George Beebe, director of the Center’s intelligence and national security program and a former head of the CIA’s Russia analysis as well as a foreign policy aide to former Vice

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