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  • New Developments in Ukraine

    On Thursday, June 27, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel of preeminent experts to discuss the developments in Ukraine under its new president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The future of Ukraine and its relationships to its neighbors have become increasingly important in recent days. The Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly recently voted to fully

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  • Crisis with Iran

    On Monday, June 24, the Center for the National Interest hosted a group of prominent Middle East experts to discuss the growing tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. While America’s relationship with Iran has long been strained by both contemporary and historical geopolitical disagreements, tensions have been on the rise

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  • A View from Moscow: Russian Liberal Paper Praises Center Initiative

    Nezavisimaya Gazeta, an independent newspaper in Russia with pro-Western leanings, has published a glowing review of Bolshaya Igra (The Great Game), one of the Center for the National Interest’s most important Russia-related initiatives, co-hosted by Dimitri Simes, the Center’s president and CEO.  Here’s a link to the article along with an English-language translation: Article:  http://www.ng.ru/tv/2019-06-13/7_7597_pervycanal.html?print=Y 

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  • Putting the Muslim Brotherhood on the Terrorist List: Pros and Cons

    On Thursday, June 6, the Center for the National Interest held a discussion over the pros and cons of President Trump’s proposal to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. The Muslim Brotherhood has long been a pillar of political, social, and religious life in countries throughout the Middle East. However, the group’s

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  • Missile Merchants: Hulls in the Water, Multi-domain Missiles

    On Wednesday, June 5, the Center for the National Interest hosted a small, private breakfast featuring Dr. TX Hammes, a Distinguished Research Fellow at National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies. The U.S. Navy has not fought a major naval conflict in over 70 years, yet must now prepare itself for the possibility of

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