Recent Events

  • Europe and a Changing Middle East

    On April 21, the Center for the National Interest hosted a round table discussion on how events in the Middle East and North Africa, such as the wars in Syria, Iraq, and Libya, and the changing roles of Turkey and Russia, are impacting the states of Europe and the European Union. Ambassador James Dobbins, Distinguished

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  • Does America Need Allies?

    On April 14, the Center hosted a lunch panel with Professor John J. Mearsheimer and Ambassador Richard Burt entitled Does America Need Allies?  Each spoke about the prevalence of free-riding among American allies and partners and examined alternative strategies the United States could implement in response. The National Interest’s Editor Jacob Heilbrunn moderated.

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  • Book Party with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad

    On April 12, the Center hosted a book party with Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Iraq and Afghanistan. His new book The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World combines autobiography with sophisticated insights into some of America’s greatest foreign policy challenges in recent decades. In

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  • The Russian Military in Syria

    On April 5, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion on the Russian military’s role in Syria in light of the partial withdrawal of forces recently announced by President Vladimir Putin and the fragile ceasefire. Two leading experts on Russian affairs–Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Naval

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  • Europe’s Angry Muslims

    On March 9, the Center hosted an evening book party featuring Robert Leiken, author of Europe’s Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation. A former Senior Fellow at the Center for the National Interest, Leiken extensively studied Islamist ideologies and European efforts to integrate migrant populations. Europe’s Angry Muslims focuses on the United Kingdom, France and

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