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  1. National interest

    The national interest, often referred to by the French expression raison d'État, is a country's goals and ambitions whether economic, military, or cultural. The concept is an important one in international relations where pursuit of the national interest is the foundation of the realist school.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of national interest in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of national interest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Martin Dempsey:

    It’s in the national interest to close Guantanamo.

  2. Chinese President Xi Jinping:

    Countries should be allowed to seek their own solutions, according to their national interest.

  3. Roderich Kiesewetter:

    It would be a success for Russia, it cannot be in Germany's national interest for a British exit to weaken the EU and strengthen Germany.

  4. Defense Security Cooperation Agency:

    It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist our NATO ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability.

  5. Ernest Moniz:

    Strong leaders of nations such as United States meet and talk to their enemies and negotiate when United States's in their national interest.

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