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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.

Articles by this Author

The Russian War on Terror Sat, 11/04/2017 - 2:53pm
Groupthink Makes Navies Stupid Sun, 10/29/2017 - 7:21pm
Redefining Winning in Afghanistan Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:51pm
Why America's Army Is Falling Apart Mon, 07/17/2017 - 3:01am
Why Victory in Mosul Is Overblown Fri, 07/14/2017 - 5:41am