Recent Events

  • A Conversation with Ambassador Bilahari Kausikan

    On March 2, the Center for the National Interest held a luncheon discussion with Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large and former Permanent Secretary of Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as Singapore’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador to the Russian Federation. Ambassador Kausikan discussed American power and the Trump administration from an

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  • The National Defense Strategy

    The Center for the National Interest organized a small, one-table luncheon seminar with Elbridge Colby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development at the U.S. Department of Defense and a former Robert M. Gates senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Mr. Colby discussed the 2018 National Defense Strategy.

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  • A Conversation with Ambassador Kurt Volker

    On February 26, the Center for the National Interest hosted Ambassador Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Envoy for Ukraine Negotiations, to discuss the crisis situation in Ukraine and U.S.-Russia relations. Ambassador Volker is a highly respected career diplomat and served as U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO as well as in other key posts in the

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  • North Korea’s Olympic Moment

    On February 6, the Center for the National Interest held a panel discussion entitled “North Korea’s Olympic Moment.” Speakers included Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a former deputy division chief for Korea and Korea branch chief at the CIA, and Lt. Gen. Wallace C. Gregson (USMC, Ret.), senior director

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  • Iran’s Protests and U.S. Responses

    The Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion entitled “Iran’s Protests and U.S. Responses” on January 22. Speakers included Thomas Pickering, current vice chair of Hills & Company and a former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, India, Russia, Israel, El Salvador, Jordan and

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