Recent Events

  • What Should We Expect from New U.S. Sanctions on Russia?

    On August 14, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion entitled “What Should We Expect from New U.S. Sanctions on Russia?” Speakers included George Beebe, the Director of the Intelligence Program at the Center for the National Interest, and Daniel Russell, President of the U.S.-Russia Business Council. Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director

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  • Discussion with U.S. State Department’s Director of the Office of Policy Planning Brian Hook

    On July 27, the Center for the National Interest hosted an off-the-record dinner conversation with Brian Hook, Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Department of State. Center President and CEO Dimitri K. Simes moderated the discussion, which covered the Trump administration’s emerging foreign policy strategy, alliances, and relations with Russia, among other

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  • Meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

    On July 17, the Center for the National Interest hosted an off-the-record luncheon meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The discussion covered Iranian foreign policy and U.S.-Iran relations, among other topics.

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  • CFTNI Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg

    On July 12, the Center for the National Interest presented a special Lifetime Achievement Award to the Center’s Chairman Emeritus, Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, at its annual Distinguished Service Award Dinner. General Charles “Chuck” Boyd, the Center’s Chairman, Henry Kissinger, the Center’s Honorary Chairman, Admiral (Ret.) Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of

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  • Discussion on Missile Defense

    On June 26, the Center for the National Interest hosted Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), who spoke on the benefits of a more ambitious American Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program. Senator Cotton was followed by a panel discussion on the risks and viability of long and intermediate-range BMD, featuring Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund, former

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