Recent Events

  • Upcoming Elections in Israel

    On March 18, the Center hosted a discussion on the upcoming elections in Israel and potential takeaways from their results with Professor Shai Feldman, Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. Geoffrey Kemp, Senior Director of Regional Security at the Center for the National Interest, moderated. Set for early April,

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  • Pakistan and the Crises in Afghanistan and Kashmir

    South Asia faces a number of serious crises that could have profound consequences for the region and the United States. Pakistan is a key player with a relatively new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, who has yet to meet Donald Trump. The U.S. President says he wants “a great relationship” with Pakistan. However, absent close cooperation

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  • U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    For the past 18 years the United States has been embroiled in a seemingly endless war in Afghanistan that has taken the lives of over 100,000 people. In December 2018, President Trump announced plans for a withdrawal of about 7,000 troops from the country, sparking debate on the effects such a move would have on

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  • 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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