Recent Events

  • Is the German-American Relationship in Trouble?

    On April 11, the Center for the National Interest organized a small, off-the-record lunch discussion with Jürgen Trittin, a member of the German Bundestag’s Foreign Affairs Committee and the former German Minister for the Environment. Mr. Trittin discussed U.S.-German relations and the Transatlantic relationship, among other topics. Ambassador Richard Burt, former Ambassador to Germany and a

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  • The Future of European Energy Markets and Energy Security

    The Center for the National Interest held an off the record, one-table luncheon discussion with Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall, Germany’s largest oil and natural gas producer, on March 28. Mr. Mehren discussed “The Future of European Energy Markets and Energy Security.” Center Board member J. Robinson West, managing director of the Boston Consulting Group’s

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  • After Russia’s Election: A New Crisis in U.S.-Russia Relations?

    On March 26, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion entitled “After Russia’s Election: A New Crisis in U.S.-Russia Relations?” Panelists included George Beebe, director of the Center’s intelligence and national security program and a former head of the CIA’s Russia analysis as well as a foreign policy aide to former Vice

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  • A Conversation with Bako Sahakyan, President of Nagorno-Karabakh

    On March 15, the Center for the National Interest hosted a one-table lunch discussion with Bako Sahakyan, President of Nagorno-Karabakh. Mr. Sahakyan discussed his perspective on the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, prospects for its resolution, and other regional developments. Center Board member Richard Burt, managing partner at McLarty Associates, as well as a former ambassador to

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  • The Importance of International Engagement

    On March 7, the Center for the National Interested hosted Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for a discussion about “The Importance of International Engagement.” Dimitri K. Simes, president and CEO of the Center, moderated. A summary of the event can be found here.

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