Recent Events

  • Countdown to War: The Coming U.S.-Russia Conflict

    On April 21, the Center hosted an event to discuss the new National Interest cover story “Russia and America: Stumbling to War,” by Graham Allison, Director of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Dimitri K. Simes, President of the Center for the National Interest. The speakers cautioned against the unintentional escalation

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  • Iran in American Politics

    On March 27, the Center hosted a high-profile panel discussion on how Iran and the ongoing crises in the Middle East have influenced U.S. politics. David Rothkopf, CEO of The FP Group and a former senior Department of Commerce official in the Clinton administration, and Dov Zakheim, Vice-Chair of the Center and a former top

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  • The Crisis in U.S.-Russia Relations

    On March 10, Dimitri K. Simes discussed his recent trip to Russia at a Center luncheon entitled “The Crisis in U.S.-Russia Relations.” The event was moderated by Center Board member Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad. A summary of this event is available here.

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  • The Bush Restoration

    On March 4, the Center hosted a lunch panel discussion on The National Interest’s March/April cover story “The Bush Restoration,” featuring the article’s author Sam Tanenhaus, a contributing columnist to Bloomberg View, and Henry Olsen, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. TNI’s editor Jacob Heilbrunn moderated. The panel discussed Jeb Bush’s prospects for

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  • Russia’s Energy Sector and the Oil Price Collapse

    On February 24, 2015, the Center for the National Interest held a lunchtime event entitled Russia’s Energy Sector and the Oil Price Collapse. The discussion featured three energy experts including Dr. Tatiana Mitrova, the head of the Oil and Gas Department at the Energy Research Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Charles Ebinger, Senior

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