Events

  • After Russia’s Election: A New Crisis in U.S.-Russia Relations?

    On March 26, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion entitled “After Russia’s Election: A New Crisis in U.S.-Russia Relations?” Panelists included George Beebe, director of the Center’s intelligence and national security program and a former head of the CIA’s Russia analysis as well as a foreign policy aide to former Vice

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  • A Conversation with Ambassador Kurt Volker

    On February 26, the Center for the National Interest hosted Ambassador Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Envoy for Ukraine Negotiations, to discuss the crisis situation in Ukraine and U.S.-Russia relations. Ambassador Volker is a highly respected career diplomat and served as U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO as well as in other key posts in the

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  • North Korea’s Olympic Moment

    On February 6, the Center for the National Interest held a panel discussion entitled “North Korea’s Olympic Moment.” Speakers included Bruce Klingner, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a former deputy division chief for Korea and Korea branch chief at the CIA, and Lt. Gen. Wallace C. Gregson (USMC, Ret.), senior director

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  • Iran’s Protests and U.S. Responses

    The Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion entitled “Iran’s Protests and U.S. Responses” on January 22. Speakers included Thomas Pickering, current vice chair of Hills & Company and a former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, India, Russia, Israel, El Salvador, Jordan and

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  • “America First” — The First Year

    On January 19, the Center for the National Interest organized a panel discussion entitled “‘America First’ — The First Year.” Speakers included Nile Gardiner, director of The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, and Dov S. Zakheim, vice chairman of the Center for the National Interest and a former Under Secretary of Defense in

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