Recent Events

  • Weathering the Storm: Outlooks and Challenges for Syria’s Neighbors

    Chatham House and the Center for the National Interest jointly hosted an event on June 25 to discuss the present situation in Syria. Neil Quilliam, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, and former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, Senior Fellow at Middle East Institute, gave introductory remarks. Christopher Phillips,

  • Ambassador Anne Patterson

    The Prospects for Stability in the Middle East

    On June 23, the Center held an off-the-record lunch discussion with Ambassador Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, on the prospects for stability in the Middle East and the U.S. role in the region. The event, moderated by Center Advisory Council member Ambassador John Negroponte, touched on Iranian nuclear negotiations, the

  • Seminar with Russia’s Andranik Migranyan

    On June 22, Andranik Migranyan, Director of Russia’s government-connected Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, spoke about U.S.-Russian relations at a Center seminar moderated by President Dimitri K. Simes.  Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak also participated in the discussion. A summary of the meeting is available here.  

  • Secretary Carter at the 2015 DSA Dinner.

    2015 Distinguished Service Award Dinner Honoring Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

    The Center for the National Interest honored Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter with its 2015 Distinguished Service Award on June 9 in Washington, DC.  Center Chairman Charles Boyd and Vice Chairman Dov Zakheim introduced Secretary Carter following tributes by National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Dinner Co-Chair Michael Strianese, Chairman, President and CEO of

  • National Security, Resource Competition, and Climate Change

    The Center for the National Interest held a workshop focused on “National Security, Resource Competition, and Climate Change” at the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France, from May 5 to 8, 2015. The thirteen participants discussed issues ranging from the creation of a bipartisan consensus on climate change in the U.S. government to the