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  • Ukraine and the Washington Consensus

    The recent impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives revealed a near unanimous consensus among U.S. government experts, media, and legislators about how the United States should approach the war between Ukraine, Russia, and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. However, an important new article in the latest issue of The National Interest entitled “Groupthink Resurgent”

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  • North Korea in 2020 – Fire and Fury or a Path Towards Peace?

    On Monday, January 6, the Center for the National Interest co-sponsored a conference entitled “North Korea in 2020 – Fire and Fury or a Path Towards Peace?” together with the Korea Foundation. The conference, which was broadcast live on C-SPAN2, featured a range of opinions on North Korea as well as a keynote speech from

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  • The Center for the National Interest Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

    On Wednesday, December 4, the Center for the National Interest celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding at a gala dinner hosted at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, DC. On this occasion, a group of over two hundred high-ranking government officials, members of Congress from both parties, and ambassadors, as well as prominent journalists

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  • 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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