Recent Events

  • Evolving Russian Foreign Policy Perspectives

    On April 16, the Center for the National Interest organized a small private, off-the record roundtable discussion on evolving Russian foreign policy perspectives. The featured speaker was the Center’s president and CEO Dimitri K. Simes who provided insights on shifting foreign policy perspectives among Russian elites and the changing media landscape in Russia. His observations

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  • Naval Preeminence, the State of U.S. Shipbuilding, and the Defense Industrial Base

    On March 29, the Center for the National Interest hosted the second discussion in its series on American Sea Power. The first event in the series addressed the return of great power naval rivalry with China and Russia. This event focused on challenges to U.S. naval preeminence and the state of U.S. shipbuilding and the

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  • Change and Continuity in Japan-Russia Relations: Implications for the United States

    On March 20, the Center held a discussion on relations between Japan and Russia, and their implications for the United States. The discussion featured three contributors to a forthcoming Center for the National Interest Report on Change and Continuity in Japan-Russia Relations: Implications for the United States: Shoichi Itoh (Institute of Energy Economics, Japan), Testsuo

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  • Upcoming Elections in Israel

    On March 18, the Center hosted a discussion on the upcoming elections in Israel and potential takeaways from their results with Professor Shai Feldman, Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. Geoffrey Kemp, Senior Director of Regional Security at the Center for the National Interest, moderated. Set for early April,

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  • Pakistan and the Crises in Afghanistan and Kashmir

    South Asia faces a number of serious crises that could have profound consequences for the region and the United States. Pakistan is a key player with a relatively new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, who has yet to meet Donald Trump. The U.S. President says he wants “a great relationship” with Pakistan. However, absent close cooperation

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