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  • Center President Dimitri K. Simes Discusses Developments in U.S.-Russian Relations

    On Monday, January 20, Dimitri K. Simes, President of the Center for the National Interest, appeared on Amanpour & Company to discuss recent developments in U.S.-Russian relations. Also joining him on the program was Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, and current Democratic congressional candidate from New York’s

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  • Ukraine and the Washington Consensus

    The recent impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives revealed a near unanimous consensus among U.S. government experts, media, and legislators about how the United States should approach the war between Ukraine, Russia, and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. However, an important new article in the latest issue of The National Interest entitled “Groupthink Resurgent”

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  • North Korea in 2020 – Fire and Fury or a Path Towards Peace?

    On Monday, January 6, the Center for the National Interest co-sponsored a conference entitled “North Korea in 2020 – Fire and Fury or a Path Towards Peace?” together with the Korea Foundation. The conference, which was broadcast live on C-SPAN2, featured a range of opinions on North Korea as well as a keynote speech from

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  • The Center for the National Interest Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

    On Wednesday, December 4, the Center for the National Interest celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding at a gala dinner hosted at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, DC. On this occasion, a group of over two hundred high-ranking government officials, members of Congress from both parties, and ambassadors, as well as prominent journalists

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  • How Great a Threat is Russian Intelligence to the United States?

    On Wednesday, October 30 the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion focusing on the changing Russian intelligence threat to the United States. Media headlines paint an ominous picture of Russian election interference, assassination efforts, fifth-column tactics, and high-technology espionage. How real and how new are these threats? And how should the United

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