Events

  • The World According to Putin: Debating Why World War II Happened

    On the 75th anniversary of the start of the World War II, Russian president Vladimir Putin published an important article in The National Interest in which he cited archival research to reexamine the causes of the war and the Soviet Union’s role in it. The article has prompted considerable debate over its interpretations of history and their implications for current affairs. How strong is Putin’s

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  • A Discussion of US-Russian Relations with Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov

    Russia is widely considered today to represent one of the main geopolitical and diplomatic challenges to the United States. While dialogue between the two countries continues, the relationship is increasingly defined by adversity, confrontation, and mistrust. Indeed, appearing recently on Russian television, Ambassador Antonov described the relationship as outright “horrible.” Still, as Secretary of State

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  • The Longest Forever War: The Korean War at 70

    June 2020 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War, a conflict which claimed over 35,000 American lives and which remains unresolved to this day. The legacy of the Korean War continues to profoundly shape both politics on the Korean Peninsula and the security calculations of all players in the East Asian theatre. On June

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  • The Constitution & Social Protest

    Over the past few months, the United States has been gripped by protests focusing on issues as diverse as police violence and government-enforced social distancing measures designed to prevent coronavirus. As protesters take to the street to voice their opinions on these important issues, questions of how to weigh the interest of the government in

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  • Examining Russian Election Interference

    How serious a threat do Russian information operations pose to US stability? What can and should the US government do about it? To discuss these important questions, the Center for the National Interest assembled a cast of leading US and Russian experts for a webinar discussion hosted on Friday, June 5, 2020. The panelists for

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