Center for the National Interest

  • DC


1615 L Street, NW, Suite 1250
United States

About Us

The Center for the National Interest is a non-partisan public policy institution which focuses on foreign policy. The Center is funded through a combination of corporate and individual donations in addition to foundation grants.

The Center has five main programs: Chinese Studies, Immigration and National Security, Energy Security and Climate Change, Regional Strategic Programs (Middle East, Caspian Basin and South Asia), and U.S. - Russia Relations. In addition to conducting research into contemporary foreign policy issues, Center program directors also organize an array of conferences, briefings, seminars, and other events designed to advance U.S. foreign policy debates on crucial political, economic, and security issues. The Center also publishes the bimonthly foreign-policy magazine The National Interest.