Events

  • 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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  • Renowned Russian Journalist Konstantin Remchukov Leads Private Discussion on Latest Developments in Russian Politics

    President Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to the Russian constitution potentially enabling him to maintain a predominant role after the end of his presidential term in 2024.  His announcement was quickly followed by the resignation of the whole Russian cabinet and his appointment of a new prime minister.   To discuss these tectonic shifts in

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  • North Korea in 2020 – Fire and Fury or a Path Towards Peace?

    On Monday, January 6, the Center for the National Interest co-sponsored a conference entitled “North Korea in 2020 – Fire and Fury or a Path Towards Peace?” together with the Korea Foundation. The conference, which was broadcast live on C-SPAN2, featured a range of opinions on North Korea as well as a keynote speech from

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  • The Center for the National Interest Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

    On Wednesday, December 4, the Center for the National Interest celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding at a gala dinner hosted at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, DC. On this occasion, a group of over two hundred high-ranking government officials, members of Congress from both parties, and ambassadors, as well as prominent journalists

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  • How Great a Threat is Russian Intelligence to the United States?

    On Wednesday, October 30 the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion focusing on the changing Russian intelligence threat to the United States. Media headlines paint an ominous picture of Russian election interference, assassination efforts, fifth-column tactics, and high-technology espionage. How real and how new are these threats? And how should the United

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