Recent Events

  • Dinner with French Ambassador Gerard Araud

    On February 6, the Center for the National Interest hosted France’s Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud for a small, off-the-record dinner meeting. The group discussed the future of U.S-France relations, the European Union, and the NATO alliance in light of President Donald Trump’s election and the upcoming presidential elections in France.

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  • NEW POLL: Americans Crystal Clear: Foreign Policy Status Quo Not Working

    On February 7, the Charles Koch Institute and the Center for the National Interest released a poll of 1,000 Americans that shows Americans want Washington to show greater restraint in U.S. foreign policy. For details, please see the press release.

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  • Russia and the U.S. Election: Assessing Moscow’s Actions and America’s Responses

    On January 27, the Center for the National Interest hosted a discussion covered by C-SPAN titled “Russia and the U.S. Election: Assessing Moscow’s Actions and America’s Responses” with Center Executive Director Paul Saunders and George Beebe, a former chief of Russia analysis at the Central Intelligence Agency and President of BehaviorMatrix LLC, a text analytics

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  • U.S.-Russia Relations in the Trump Administration

    On January 10, the Center for the National Interest hosted an event focusing on the future of U.S.-Russia relations under the Trump administration. Center Executive Director Paul Saunders moderated a discussion with Andranik Migranyan, a chief policy expert at Moscow State University’s Center for Public and Political Programs, a professor at the Moscow Institute of

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  • U.S.-Taiwan Relations under the Trump Administration

    On January 9, the Center for the National Interest hosted an event focusing on U.S.-Taiwan relations under the incoming Trump Administration. Director of Defense Studies at the Center and Executive Editor of The National Interest, Harry J. Kazianis, moderated the discussion between Kurt Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Group, LLC and one

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