Recent Events

  • Are New Threats to Freedom the Stepchildren of Communism?

    On November 8, the Center for the National Interest hosted an off-the-record conversation with Václav Klaus, former President of the Czech Republic. Center President Dimitri K. Simes moderated the discussion, which covered communism’s reemergence, the meaning of freedom, and the European Union, among other topics.

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  • Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal

    On October 25, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion entitled “Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal.” Speakers included Michael Singh, managing director and Lane-Swig fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a former senior director for Middle East affairs on the National Security Council staff during the George

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  • War in Asia?

    On October 24, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion entitled “War in Asia?” Speakers included Harry J. Kazianis, executive editor at The National Interest as well as director of defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, and Michael Auslin, Williams-Griffis fellow in contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution. Jacob

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  • Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Power in the 21st Century

    On October 17, the Center for the National Interest and the Energy Innovation Reform Project jointly hosted a panel discussion entitled “Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Power in the 21st Century.” Speakers included Laura Holgate, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a former Special Assistant to

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  • Russia’s Information Efforts

    On October 6, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel entitled “Russia’s Information Efforts.” Speakers included George Beebe, Director of Intelligence and National Security Programs at the Center for the National Interest, a former national security aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who earlier served as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency’s

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