The New National Interest Online

September 15, 2006 Topic: Great Powers Tags: Superpower

The New National Interest Online

We are excited about the new National Interest online and hope that you will be too.  Look here to read about our goals.   http://tniprod.n


In recent years we have seen, regretfully, that on the critical foreign policy issues of the day (Iraq, Iran, China, North Korea, the Lebanese crisis, and so on) there is too little real debate, often simply bumper sticker clichés reflecting American domestic politics more than complex and contradicting international realities. Groupthink is not an appropriate way for the world's remaining superpower to forge policy. 

Other nations and movements have their own perspectives and priorities. Some of them are outright unacceptable and need to be vigorously resisted. But all need to be objectively evaluated if we want to succeed in the world arena.

This is what The National Interest online seeks: to provide a space for vigorous debate and exchange not only among Americans but between U.S. and overseas interlocutors. This is the new home for informed analysis and frank but reasoned exchanges on foreign policy and international affairs.


Nikolas K. Gvosdev is the Editor of The National Interest; Dimitri K. Simes is the Publisher