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  • U.S. Middle East Policy: Ambitions Versus Reality

    America’s proper role in Middle Eastern affairs remains very much under dispute, despite decades of debate by diplomats, policymakers, and academics. On one hand, the Trump administration has presented Americans with an ambitious agenda designed to help shape the region in America’s favor. The “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, the administration’s stated goals in dealing

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  • Research Internship: Korea Studies (Summer 2019)

    CFTNI is seeking applications for research interns from energetic undergraduate and graduate students interested in international affairs, contemporary East Asian international relations and Korean Studies. Interns will support the Center for the National Interest’s Korea Studies Program, working with Program Director Harry Kazianis and staff, on a series of projects related to the political, diplomatic,

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  • China and Russia – New Best Friends?

    On January 10, the Center held a discussion on China-Russia relations featuring Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Dimitri K. Simes, President of the Center for the National Interest. The two experts discussed their respective cover stories on the increasingly close ties between Beijing and Moscow in the

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  • North Korea: What Next?

    On May 24, the Center for the National Interest organized a breakfast briefing entitled “North Korea: What Next?” Speakers included Dr. Kim Heung-Kyu, a visiting fellow at Georgetown University and a policy advisor to the South Korean Presidential Security Council as well as Director of the China Policy Institute at Ajou University, Anthony Ruggiero, a

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  • Report: Extended Deterrence in a Changing Asia

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the release of Extended Deterrence in a Changing Asia: A U.S.-Japan-South Korea Dialogue, by Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director at the Center for the National Interest. A digital version of the full report may be found here.

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