The Case For And Against Donald Trump


On August 19, 2020, the Center for the National Interest hosted a debate between Dimitri K. Simes and Dov Zakheim on the choices in November’s presidential election. The discussion was based on two articles that appear as the cover story in the latest issue of The National Interest magazine, “Who’s Worse?”, assessing candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Simes’s article can be read here, while Zakheim’s article can be read here. Jacob Heilbrunn, the editor of The National Interest, moderated the event.

Dimitri K. Simes is the President and CEO of the Center for the National Interest.

Dov Zakheim is a former US Under Secretary of Defense, a senior fellow at the Center for Naval Analysis, and a member of the board of directors of the Center for the National Interest.