Videos

  • Algeria’s Role in Combating Regional Terrorism: A Discussion with Ambassador Madjid Bouguerra

    On Tuesday February 12, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion with H.E. Madjid Bouguerra, Ambassador of Algeria to the United States. The discussion focused on terrorism in the region and Algeria’s role in combating it. A neighbor to Libya and to Mali, each of which has struggled with insurgencies and terrorism

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  • Libya: Security, Politics, and Economics

    On February 8, the Center for the National Interest held a discussion on Libya’s security situation, prospects for political reconciliation, and economic outlook. The discussion featured H.E. Khaled al-Meshri, who was elected President of the High Council of State of Libya on April 3, 2018. Since his election, Mr. al-Meshri has focused on ending his

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  • Stormy Relations between the White House and the Intelligence Community

    Intelligence Community (IC) leaders presented their annual Worldwide Threat Assessment to the United States Senate in an open hearing last week, which included judgments on Iran, North Korea, and Syria that contrasted with White House policy preferences. In response, President Trump tweeted that the IC is “naïve” and needs to “go back to school.” How

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  • The Return of Great Power Naval Rivalry

    The 2018 National Defense Strategy identifies the “reemergence of long-term, strategic competition” with China and Russia as the primary challenge to U.S. national security. As both symbols and instruments of national power, navies appear certain to assume a central role in this re-emerging great power rivalry much as they did during the early twentieth century.

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  • China and Russia – New Best Friends?

    On January 10, the Center held a discussion on China-Russia relations featuring Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Dimitri K. Simes, President of the Center for the National Interest. The two experts discussed their respective cover stories on the increasingly close ties between Beijing and Moscow in the

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