Recent Events

  • Perspectives on Central Asian Hydrocarbons, Pipelines, and Transit Corridors

    Central Asia is rich in hydrocarbons and, in principle, can send them in all directions. Demand signals come from the East, South, and the West. How much additional supply can come from the region? What are the most likely pipelines and transit corridors to be built and developed in the coming decade? The Center for

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  • Protests in Georgia: A Conversation With Anna Dolidze

    Amid ongoing large-scale demonstrations in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, the Center for the National Interest hosted a special discussion on May 15 with Anna Dolidze, leader of Georgia’s opposition party “For the People.” Protestors are objecting to a draft law on media and non-governmental organizations that requires the groups to register as “pursuing the interests of

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  • Debate: Authoritarianism and the American Right

    On Tuesday, May 14, the Center for the National Interest hosted a debate between Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of The National Interest and author of the new book America Last: The Right’s Century-Long Romance With Foreign Dictators, and Curt Mills, editor of The American Conservative. Heilbrunn’s book contends that like the Left, the Right has a

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  • Russia’s Global Energy Role: War, Sanctions, and the Energy Transition

    The United States and its allies have imposed wide-ranging financial and technological sanctions on Russia’s energy sector in an effort to impose high costs and to stall or slow new energy projects—all in the hopes that this would apply political pressure to the Kremlin to end President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. These sanctions, and

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  • The Gulf States and Central Asia: Converging Foreign Policies?

    Gulf state activity in Central Asia has steadily increased in recent years. The growing ties come due to shared religion and culture, alongside burgeoning trade, investment, and development initiatives from the Gulf region. This turn of events comes as a very welcome development for Central Asian states, offering them another direction for their various multi-vector

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