Center for the National Interest

CFTNI
Washington D.C., United States

Former President Richard Nixon established The Center for the National Interest in 1994 to serve as a voice for strategic realism in U.S. foreign policy. Today, the Center seeks to stimulate debate, promote public understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs, and define principled yet pragmatic policies to advance America’s national interest in the complex world of the twenty-first century. The Center for the National Interest’s work spans a broad range of critical relationships and foreign policy challenges including U.S. ties with major powers such as China, Russia, Japan and America’s European allies; regional security in Asia and the Middle East; national security issues including armed conflict, terrorism and nuclear non-proliferation; and energy and climate change. The Center also publishes the prominent foreign policy magazine The National Interest, available bi-monthly in print and daily online at www.nationalinterest.org. The Center is a non-partisan non-profit organization with a bi-partisan board of directors and advisory council.

Contact details

Website:
https://cftni.org/

Address:
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20036, USA

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1994
Age (years)
Center for the National Interest
 29
United States average
 40
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: Richard Nixon
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Jacob Heilbrunn
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Dimitri K. Sime
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Center for the National Interest
 17
United States average
 38
Global average
 85
2019
Center for the National Interest
 16
2017
Center for the National Interest
 15
% Female staff
2021
Center for the National Interest
 29%
United States average
 52%
Global average
 48%
2019
Center for the National Interest
 19%
% Female researchers
2019
Center for the National Interest
 0%
United States average
 27%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Financials
2015
Center for the National Interest
 $3,793,838
United States average
 $20,888,106
Global average
 $57,395,241

Social

Likes (2023)
Center for the National Interest
 2
United States average
 67,517
Global average
 27,107
Likes (2021)
Center for the National Interest
 105,482
Likes (2019)
Center for the National Interest
 167
Twitter
Followers (2023)
Center for the National Interest
 4,921
United States average
 50,073
Global average
 20,011
Followers (2022)
Center for the National Interest
 4,809
Followers (2021)
Center for the National Interest
 4,259
Subscribers (2023)
Center for the National Interest
 3,350
United States average
 19,546
Global average
 6,278
Subscribers (2022)
Center for the National Interest
 3,180
Subscribers (2021)
Center for the National Interest
 2,180
Followers (2023)
Center for the National Interest
 4,054
United States average
 18,451
Global average
 12,056
Followers (2022)
Center for the National Interest
 3,872
Followers (2019)
Center for the National Interest
 693

Data notes

Last updated: 15/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Wikipedia: List of think tanks
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