How Great a Threat is Russian Intelligence to the United States?

On Wednesday, October 30 the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel discussion focusing on the changing Russian intelligence threat to the United States. Media headlines paint an ominous picture of Russian election interference, assassination efforts, fifth-column tactics, and high-technology espionage. How real and how new are these threats? And how should the United … Read moreHow Great a Threat is Russian Intelligence to the United States?

Can Offensive Cyber Operations Serve as a Form of Deterrence?

On September 19, the Center for the National Interest hosted a discussion on the risks and opportunities of employing offensive cyber operations to deter and disrupt foreign cyber actors. Is playing cyber offense the best form of defense? Do our formidable cyber offensive capabilities make it less likely that foreign cyber actors will attack the … Read moreCan Offensive Cyber Operations Serve as a Form of Deterrence?

New Book: The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral Into Nuclear Catastrophe

The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Vice President & Director of Studies George Beebe entitled The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe. George’s book offers sober analysis of America’s deteriorating relationship with Russia, describes the mistakes made … Read moreNew Book: The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral Into Nuclear Catastrophe

New Book: The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral Into Nuclear Catastrophe

The Center for the National Interest is pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Vice President & Director of Studies George Beebe entitled The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe. George’s book offers sober analysis of America’s deteriorating relationship with Russia, describes the mistakes made … Read moreNew Book: The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral Into Nuclear Catastrophe

Ukraine-Russian Relations and the Future of Ukraine

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, the Center for the National Interest hosted a lunch event titled “The Future of Ukraine and Ukraine-Russia Relations” with Ambassador John Herbst, the Director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and a former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2003-2006). Ambassador Richard Burt, the Managing Director of McLarty Associates and a board … Read moreUkraine-Russian Relations and the Future of Ukraine

The Future of Energy and U.S.-China Competition

As U.S.-China competition becomes a central element of both U.S. foreign policy and the international system, it is extending well beyond trade and security to include energy, high technology, and many other areas. Current disputes surrounding Huawei’s 5G communications products illustrate how broadly and rapidly these competitive pressures can affect important U.S. policy decisions. To … Read moreThe Future of Energy and U.S.-China Competition

U.S.-Russia Relations Research Internship (Fall 2019)

The Center for the National Interest (CFTNI) is seeking applications for research interns from energetic undergraduate and graduate students interested in international affairs. Interns will assist Center President & CEO Dimitri K. Simes and U.S.-Russia Relations Program Director and CFTNI Director of Studies George Beebe on a series of projects related to U.S. policy towards … Read moreU.S.-Russia Relations Research Internship (Fall 2019)

Research Internship: Korea Studies (Fall 2019)

CFTNI is seeking applications for research interns from energetic undergraduate and graduate students interested in international affairs, contemporary East Asian international relations and Korean Studies. Interns will support the Center for the National Interest’s Korea Studies Program, working with Program Director Harry Kazianis and staff, on a series of projects related to the political, diplomatic, … Read moreResearch Internship: Korea Studies (Fall 2019)

Social Media and Communications Internship (Fall 2019)

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic and highly-capable undergraduate and graduate students interested in international affairs for the position of Social Media and Communications Intern. The intern will assist the Assistant to the President with the Center’s media outreach, external relations, event series and other organizational matters. This is an ideal opportunity … Read moreSocial Media and Communications Internship (Fall 2019)

Research Internship: Climate, Security & Middle East (Fall 2019)

The Center for the National Interest is seeking energetic undergraduate and graduate students (though non-students may also apply) interested in international affairs to apply to be Research Interns. Interns will assist Climate and Security Program Director Geoffrey Kemp with research on geopolitical and geoeconomic developments in the Greater Middle East. Interns will make important editorial … Read moreResearch Internship: Climate, Security & Middle East (Fall 2019)

Where Does America’s Relationship with China Go from Here?

On Thursday, July 25, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel on the future of US/Chinese relations which discussed the ways American grand strategy can best position itself to remain a powerful force in East Asia in the decades to come. No single nation will have a greater impact on America’s 21st century … Read moreWhere Does America’s Relationship with China Go from Here?

The Future of U.S.-Russian Strategic Stability and Global Arms Control

The topic of international arms control is a particularly timely one. As the United States and Russia re-evaluate their longstanding commitment to established global arms control regimes, American policymakers and analysts are questioning conventional wisdom regarding the feasibility of these agreements. Can the current arms control agreements achieve their stated goals in today’s international environment, … Read moreThe Future of U.S.-Russian Strategic Stability and Global Arms Control

New Developments in Ukraine

On Thursday, June 27, the Center for the National Interest hosted a panel of preeminent experts to discuss the developments in Ukraine under its new president, Volodymyr Zelensky. The future of Ukraine and its relationships to its neighbors have become increasingly important in recent days. The Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly recently voted to fully … Read moreNew Developments in Ukraine

Crisis with Iran

On Monday, June 24, the Center for the National Interest hosted a group of prominent Middle East experts to discuss the growing tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. While America’s relationship with Iran has long been strained by both contemporary and historical geopolitical disagreements, tensions have been on the rise … Read moreCrisis with Iran