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  • The Center for the National Interest Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

    On Wednesday, December 4, the Center for the National Interest celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding at a gala dinner hosted at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, DC. On this occasion, a group of over two hundred high-ranking government officials, members of Congress from both parties, and ambassadors, as well as prominent journalists

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  • How Great a Threat is Russian Intelligence to the United States?

    On Wednesday, October 30 the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion focusing on the changing Russian intelligence threat to the United States. Media headlines paint an ominous picture of Russian election interference, assassination efforts, fifth-column tactics, and high-technology espionage. How real and how new are these threats? And how should the United

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  • Can Offensive Cyber Operations Serve as a Form of Deterrence?

    On September 19, the Center for the National Interest hosted a discussion on the risks and opportunities of employing offensive cyber operations to deter and disrupt foreign cyber actors. Is playing cyber offense the best form of defense? Do our formidable cyber offensive capabilities make it less likely that foreign cyber actors will attack the

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  • New Book: The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral Into Nuclear Catastrophe

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Vice President & Director of Studies George Beebe entitled The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe. George’s book offers sober analysis of America’s deteriorating relationship with Russia, describes the mistakes made

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  • Ukraine-Russian Relations and the Future of Ukraine

    On Thursday, August 8, 2019, the Center for the National Interest hosted a lunch event titled “The Future of Ukraine and Ukraine-Russia Relations” with Ambassador John Herbst, the Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and a former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2003-2006). Ambassador Richard Burt, the Managing Director of McLarty Associates and a board

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