The National Interest

The National Interest is an American bi-monthly international affairs magazine published by the Center for the National Interest. It is associated with the realist school of foreign policy thought. It was founded in 1985 by Irving Kristol and until 2001 was edited by Anglo-Australian Owen Harries. The National Interest is not restricted in content to "foreign policy" in the narrow, technical sense but attempts to pay attention to broad ideas and the way in which cultural and social differences, technological innovations, history, and religion impact the behavior of states.

“Three Warfares may prove to be far more effective at expanding China’s maritime and territorial boundaries than any arsenal of missiles or fleet of aircraft carriers."

“Information technology tools will transform the operating environment for U.S. forces in significant ways. Can America's military adapt?”

“You will not make Chief of Naval Operations in this country, you will not make First Sea Lord in the United Kingdom if you tell the truth, it’s as simple as that.”