Recent Events

  • North Korea: What Next?

    On May 24, the Center for the National Interest organized a breakfast briefing entitled “North Korea: What Next?” Speakers included Dr. Kim Heung-Kyu, a visiting fellow at Georgetown University and a policy advisor to the South Korean Presidential Security Council as well as Director of the China Policy Institute at Ajou University, Anthony Ruggiero, a

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  • Understanding and Responding to Russia: CIA Analysis and Operations

    On May 22, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion entitled “Understanding and Responding to Russia: CIA Analysis and Operations.” Speakers included Milton Bearden, a 30-year CIA veteran, who was the CIA’s station chief in Moscow, Islamabad, and Khartoum and led the CIA’s covert support for the Afghan fighters who ousted Soviet

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  • The Iran Nuclear Deal: What Next?

    On May 15, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion entitled, “The Iran Nuclear Deal: What Next?” Speakers included Dov Zakheim, former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) during the George W. Bush administration and the Vice Chairman of the Center’s board, and Paul Pillar, a former National Intelligence Officer and CIA analyst

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  • A Conversation with H.E. Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States

    On April 24, the Center for the National Interest hosted Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, at a small, off-the-record dinner. He discussed U.S.-Russia relations and other topics. General Charles G. Boyd (USAF, Ret.), Chairman of the Center for the National Interest, moderated.

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  • A Conversation with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran

    On April 23, the Center for the National Interested organized an off-the-record, lunch discussion in New York with Mohammed Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ambassador Frank Wisner, Foreign Affairs Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs LLP and a former Ambassador to India, the Philippines, Egypt, and Zambia, as well

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