Realism Restrained: The Washington Playbook Strikes Back

Emma Ashford, research fellow in defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, covered the Charles Koch Institute’s foreign policy conference “Advancing American Security” for War on the Rocks. Ashford noted that the event provided a more thoughtful survey of American foreign policy over the past two and a half decades and, while panelists held a range of view points, they did have some common ground regarding the prevalent use of military force. As Ashford writes:

“Wednesday’s conference didn’t have the narrow focus typical of many think tank events (i.e., how to take Mosul, how to deal with Libya, or how to resolve the Russia-Ukraine crisis). Instead, panelists throughout the day took a step back to debate questions rarely discussed in the age of the 24-hour cki_news cycle: Has American foreign policy, viewed broadly over the last 25 years, been effective? And should today’s foreign policy status quo be altered?”

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