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  • The Trump-Xi Summit

    U.S.-China bilateral relations appeared to have a rocky start in the wake of then President-Elect Trump’s conversation with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. While those tensions have subsided, the relationship remains a complex and contentious one in political, economic and security terms. We assembled an impressive expert panel to assess the summit’s likely outcomes. Speakers included:

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  • A Discussion with British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch

    On March 30, the Center for the National Interest hosted British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch for a discussion about the future of the “special relationship” between Washington and London, Brexit, the NATO alliance, and Russia as well as other important topics. The Center’s Director of Defense Studies and Executive Editor of The National Interest, Harry

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  • A New Watergate? Trump, Nixon, Leaks and the Media

    Calls for a special prosecutor to investigate contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials have evoked comparisons to the Nixon era and Watergate. Strikingly, both the media and the Trump administration officials have drawn these parallels—clearly with different things in mind. Yet little such discussion has incorporated either historical perspective on Richard Nixon’s

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  • A New Direction in U.S.-Russia Relations?

    On 7 March, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion on the Trump administration’s policy options in dealing with Moscow as well as the Center’s new report “A New Direction in U.S. Relations?“, edited by Center Executive Director Paul J. Saunders. Speakers included: – Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Professor of National Security Affairs,

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  • U.S.-Russia Relations in a Trump Administration

    On January 10, the Center for the National Interest hosted an event focusing on the future of U.S.-Russia relations under the Trump administration. Center Executive Director Paul Saunders moderated a discussion with Andranik Migranyan, a chief policy expert at Moscow State University’s Center for Public and Political Programs, a professor at the Moscow Institute of

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