The American Conservative will offer a summit on an alternative foreign policy view, favoring realism and restraint, as opposed to the big-government, neocon model currently popular in Washington. The AC describes the event here:
“Conservative realism” has emerged as the crucial question of Republican foreign policy. Mainstream conservatives and policymakers on the right are rejecting neoconservatism not in favor of “isolationism” but in support of a limited, restrained, realist conservative foreign policy.
In partnership with the Department of Political Science at George Washington University, The American Conservative will convene leading thinkers to make a positive case for realism and restraint and expand on a new way forward for American foreign policy. Building on the 2014 New Internationalism conference, which developed an emerging bipartisan consensus for prudence, diplomacy, and the rule of law, the Summit on Realism and Restraint will outline an alternative conservative vision for protecting and advancing America’s core security and economic interests.
The American Conservative will bring together key conservatives and foreign policy thinkers to discuss concrete ways for the U.S. to maintain stability without war, how to restore constitutional war powers and reform the national security state, and prospects for realism and reform in the economic and political environment ahead of the 2016 election.
Participants will address how to advance diplomacy with Iran, a proper U.S. role in combating violent extremism and the Islamic State in the Middle East, promoting a healthier approach to Russia, and maintaining a balanced U.S. presence in the Pacific Rim.