Recent Events

  • Dinner with Korean Ambassador Ho-young Ahn

    On May 24, the Center for the National Interest hosted the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States, Ho-young Ahn, for a small, off-the-record dinner meeting. The group discussed the challenges of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, the state of the U.S.-South Korea alliance following the election of President Moon Jae-in, and

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  • The NATO Summit

    On May 23, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion in advance of the NATO Summit in Brussels. Speakers included Kurt Volker, executive director of the McCain Institute and a former U.S. ambassador to NATO and career diplomat with extensive experience in the State Department and the National Security Council, Alexander Vershbow,

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  • Destined for War?

    “Destined for War?” What are the scenarios that may lead to war between the world’s ruling power, the United States, and China, a rising power and America’s nearest rival? Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, contemplates how might the next great power war

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  • Trump’s Middle East

    On Monday, April 24, the Center for the National Interest hosted an event titled “Trump’s Middle East,” featuring speakers Philip Gordon, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former Special Assistant to the President for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region during the Obama administration, and Michael Singh,

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  • Russian Perspectives on U.S.-Russia Relations

    On April 21, the Center for the National Interest hosted a discussion on Russian perspectives on U.S.-Russia relations with speaker Dmitry Suslov, Deputy Director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at Russia’s National Research University—Higher School of Economics, and a Program Director with the Valdai Foundation. A summary of the event can

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