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  • 2018 Distinguished Service Award Dinner with Secretary James Mattis

    Remarks by Secretary James N. Mattis Center for the National Interest Distinguished Service Award Dinner 25 July 2018 Thank you, General Boyd. I’m humbled to be introduced by a warrior with your record of valor in the most awful circumstances. It is an honor to join all you this evening. I find it hard to

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  • Russia, America and NATO: Where Are They Headed?

    On July 12, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion on “Russia, America, and NATO: Where Are They Headed?” Speakers included Center board member Richard Burt, former Ambassador to Germany and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs, and Dimitri K. Simes, President and CEO of the Center for the

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  • Geopolitics of the New Middle East

    On June 6, the Center for the National Interest hosted a lunch panel following the publication of its latest study, titled American Policy and Changing Alignments in the Middle East. Speakers included Geoffrey Kemp, Senior Director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for the National Interest and a former Special Assistant to the President

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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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  • Understanding and Responding to Russia: CIA Analysis and Operations

    On May 22, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion entitled “Understanding and Responding to Russia: CIA Analysis and Operations.” Speakers included Milton Bearden, a 30-year CIA veteran, who was the CIA’s station chief in Moscow, Islamabad, and Khartoum and led the CIA’s covert support for the Afghan fighters who ousted Soviet

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