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  • Convergence and Divergence: US and Japanese Strategic Perceptions

    As the Biden Administration begins to grapple with foreign policy challenges in Asia, the Center for the National Interest has launched a project examining the underlying assumptions and performance of the US-Japan security alliance.  More than six decades after the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, Japan’s technologically advanced economy, democratic government, and hosting

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  • Russian Protests and American Interests

    The Kremlin’s struggle with opposition leader Aleksey Navalny – poisoned last summer, then arrested following his dramatic recovery and return to Russia – is threatening to put the Russian government on a collision course with a reinvigorated protest movement at home and with the United States abroad.  What is driving Putin’s actions toward Navalny?  How

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  • CFTNI Launches its “Unobstructed Views” Web Series

    On January 28, 2021, the Center for the National Interest began a new video series entitled “Unobstructed Views” which will run on the organization’s YouTube channel. This series of short videos will feature prominent foreign policy experts (including several analysts affiliated with the Center) discussing current topics in international affairs. “Unobstructed Views” seeks to provide

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  • Biden’s Europe Problem

    The new Biden administration has made clear that strengthening relations between the United States and Europe will be one of its top foreign policy priorities.  Biden officials view a reinvigorated NATO alliance – and a more robust community of transatlantic democracies—as  critical to containing Chinese power, reining in Russia, and tackling climate change and other

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  • What is the Future of American Democracy?

    After the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many are warning that American democracy itself is imperiled. Will President-elect Joe Biden be able to fulfill his pledge to unify America or does further division loom? What are the prospects for democracy promotion abroad?  The Center for the National Interest assembled a distinguished group

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