Recent Events

  • U.S.-Iran Relations and the Impact of Sanctions

    On Tuesday, October 2, the Center held a panel discussion on U.S.-Iranian relations and the impact of U.S. sanctions. The panel featured Geneive Abdo, a resident scholar at the Arabia Foundation and longtime Middle East correspondent; Patrick Clawson, the Morningstar Senior Fellow and director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and

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  • Water Crises, Security and Climate Change

    On Wednesday, September 26, the Center hosted a launch for its new monograph on Water Crises, Security and Climate Change. The discussion featured the report’s lead editor, Geoffrey Kemp, Senior Director for Regional Security Programs at the Center; Sherri Goodman, a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense

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  • Continuing War in Ukraine

    On Thursday, September 20, the Center hosted a lunchtime discussion on the continuing conflict in Ukraine. The discussion featured Samuel Charap, a senior political scientist at RAND and co-author of the recent book Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia; and Keith Darden, an associate professor at American University’s School

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  • The North Korea Challenge and East Asia’s Security Architecture

    On August 28, the Center for the National Interest hosted a one-day workshop on The North Korea Challenge and East Asia’s Security Architecture, which convened distinguished experts from the United States and South Korea. The first two panels were off the record. The initial panel examined prospects for ongoing diplomatic engagement between the United States

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  • Center for the National Interest Honors Secretary of Defense James Mattis

    The Center for the National Interest presented its 2018 Distinguished Service Award to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis on July 25, 2018. The award recognized Secretary Mattis for a life and career devoted to America. Secretary Mattis arriving at the dinner. Center President and CEO Dimitri K. Simes is to his left and Center

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