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  • China, the United States, and COVID-19

    The international community has been profoundly impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and great powers have not been exempt from this cataclysmic shift. Both China and the United States now face serious questions as they prepare for a post-COVID-19 world, the answers to which could have serious ramifications for their relative fortunes in

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  • Center Vice President Discusses the Impact of the Coronavirus on World Politics

    The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has shaken the international community to its core. As the world’s most powerful nations struggle to manage the effects of the virus domestically, they must also deal with a host of international challenges which have been exacerbated by the growing pandemic. On April 21, 2020, the Center for the

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  • Spheres of Influence: Outdated Relic or Renewed Reality?

    When policymakers in the United States declared in the aftermath of the Cold War that the age of “spheres of influence” had ended, were they misdiagnosing the issue? Strong countries throughout history have exerted influence over their neighbors—be it the US Monroe Doctrine or Russia and its Near Abroad. Did the end of the Cold

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  • Why Should The US Care About Ukraine? The Center for the National Interest Debates the Eurasia Center

    America’s policy towards Ukraine is an important but under-debated issue among international relations experts in Washington. In an effort to expand upon both sides of this vital discussion, the Center for the National Interest and the Eurasia Center co-hosted a debate on March 4, 2020 at the Atlantic Council’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The topic

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  • 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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