Center for the National Interest

Founding Year:

Staff: 17

Budget: $3,4m (2016)

Dimitri K. Simes, President & CEO

Known after its founder as the Nixon Center until 2011. Programs and research over a broad range of US international interests and relationships. They host regular events like discussions and lunches.

Research Programs:

  • China and the Pacific
  • Energy and Security
  • Regional security
  • US-Russian relations
  • National security
  • Middle East Studies


  • Videos from events, interviews and commentary
  • Books and reports
  • HIGHLIGHT: The National Interest, a bi-monthly magazine and daily online news and blog.


Center for the National Interest contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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