Recent Events

  • Syria, Russia, and U.S. Policy

    On November 18, the Center for the National Interest hosted an event on Syria, Russia, and U.S. Policy in the Middle East. An expert panel discussed the ongoing Syrian Civil War and the challenges posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Panelists included Daniel Byman, a professor at Georgetown University and a top expert on the

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  • Russia, Iran, and the War in Syria

    On October 7, the Center for the National Interest hosted an event titled “Russia, Iran, and the War in Syria.” An expert panel discussed what Russia’s intervention and continued Iranian involvement in Syria mean for that country’s civil war. Panelists included Fellow for Royal United Services Institute Fellow Kamal Alam, American Enterprise Institute Resident Fellow Matthew

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  • Dinner with Andranik Migranyan

    On October 5, the Center for the National Interest organized a small, off-the-record dinner with prominent Russian analyst Andranik Migranyan. Mr. Migranyan discussed Russia’s foreign policy in the wake of Russia’s airstrikes in Syria and President Obama’s meeting with President Putin at the UN General Assembly.

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  • Center Delegation in Moscow

    From September 14-16, Center Executive Director Paul Saunders led an expert delegation to Moscow for a day-long meeting with faculty at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) to discuss U.S.-Russia relations, Ukraine, Iran and Syria. The delegation also met with Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and with leading parliamentarians and non-governmental experts representing

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  • Dinner with H.E. Sergey Kislyak

    On September 22, the Center for the National Interest organized a small, off-the-record dinner with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak of Russia. Ambassador Kislyak discussed U.S.-Russia relations and Moscow’s perspective on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

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