Events

  • 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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  • 2016 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD DINNER HONORING SENATORS TIM KAINE AND PAT ROBERTS

    The Center for the National Interest honored Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) with its 2016 Distinguished Service Awards on May 23 in Washington, DC. Center President Dimitri Simes delivered the evening’s opening remarks. Center Vice Chairman Dov Zakheim introduced Senator Kaine and Center Chairman Charles Boyd introduced Senator Roberts. After brief speeches

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  • Donald Trump Delivers Foreign Policy Speech

    Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, delivered remarks on his foreign policy plan, emphasizing the fight against terrorism, improving U.S. relations with Russia and China, and rebuilding the military. 

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