Recent Events

  • “America First” — The First Year

    On January 19, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion entitled “‘America First’ — The First Year.” Speakers included Nile Gardiner, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, and Dov S. Zakheim, vice chairman of the Center for the National Interest and a former Under Secretary of Defense in

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  • Russian Perspectives on U.S.-Russia Relations

    On January 11, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion entitled “Russian Perspectives on U.S.-Russia Relations.” Andranik Migranyan, a professor of international politics at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations who served for many years as a prominent informal government advisor, presented the Russian perspective on the U.S.-Russia relationship and Russian

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  • A Conversation with Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Senior Diplomatic Advisor to Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni

    On December 7, the Center for the National Interest hosted Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni’s Senior Diplomatic Advisor, for an off-the-record luncheon discussion. Ambassador Zappia discussed the U.S.-Italian relationship and regional and international issues. Paul Saunders, executive director of the Center for the National Interest, moderated the conversation.

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  • Qatar’s Vision for the Middle East: Remarks and Q & A with Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister

    The Center hosted His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar, where the Minister discussed “Qatar’s Vision for the Middle East.” Dimitri K. Simes, President and CEO of the Center for the National Interest moderated. The event was broadcast live on C-SPAN and can be

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  • Understanding Russian Deception

    On November 15, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion entitled “Understanding Russian Deception.” Speakers included Paul Saunders, executive director of the Center for the National Interest, and Samuel Charap, a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. George Beebe, director of intelligence and national security programs at the Center for the

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