Events

  • Israeli Politics Amid Regional Turmoil

    The Center for the National Interest is pleased to host a virtual discussion featuring two leading Israeli experts: Dan Arbell and Chuck Freilich. The event will take place on Thursday, July 18 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. As the Biden administration pushes for a lasting ceasefire in Gaza and prepares for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit

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  • Great Power Rivalry Over Africa

    As Russia and China strive to expand their reach and influence in Africa, America faces mounting challenges in the region, including in Niger, where it has begun to withdraw its forces stationed at an airbase near Agadez—an installation that cost $100 million to construct. On June 13, the Center for the National Interest hosted two

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  • Iran in the Wake of President Raisi’s Demise

    Following the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash earlier this month, Iran is preparing for an election on June 28 to choose a successor. This choice could have implications for the succession to Iran’s 85-year-old Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, given that Raisi was considered a contender for that role. Who

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  • Perspectives on Central Asian Hydrocarbons, Pipelines, and Transit Corridors

    Central Asia is rich in hydrocarbons and, in principle, can send them in all directions. Demand signals come from the East, South, and the West. How much additional supply can come from the region? What are the most likely pipelines and transit corridors to be built and developed in the coming decade? On Thursday, May

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  • Protests in Georgia: A Conversation With Anna Dolidze

    Amid ongoing large-scale demonstrations in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, the Center for the National Interest hosted a special discussion on May 15 with Anna Dolidze, leader of Georgia’s opposition party “For the People.” Protestors are objecting to a draft law on media and non-governmental organizations that requires the groups to register as “pursuing the interests of

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