Foreign Policy – Quincy Institute Forum: A New Vision for America in the World
February 26, 2020 | Washington, DC
The FP - Quincy Institute Forum brought together the foremost leaders and thinkers from across the American foreign policy, defense and security communities to explore rising calls for military restraint and a shift in the paradigm for U.S. global leadership and peacebuilding.
Volatility in the Middle East and tensions between the U.S. and Iran have reached a new high, while public frustration with U.S. military involvements and transpartisan calls for restraint suggest a historic opening for a new mode of American foreign policy.
To address these timely and vital concerns, Foreign Policy and the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft cohosted a leadership forum on the future of U.S. foreign policy and national security. Key topics included: Ending endless wars in the Middle East, the impact of the Sino-American antagonism, democratizing foreign policy, and international cooperation in an era of American restraint.
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A fireside chat with Democratic candidates’ advisors about their vision for America’s foreign policy strategy.
The United States is presently fighting in at least seven countries in the MENA region: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Niger, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Many of these wars have gone on for years with no end in sight. Does the continuation of these wars make America safer and how should the U.S. military pull back from the region without destabilizing it?
There is widespread agreement in Washington, and among the American public, that China presents one of our most serious foreign policy concerns. Less clear is how the United States can respond to China’s increasingly assertive ambitions, take a stance on human rights and protect U.S. economic and strategic interests without getting ensnared in a competitive downward spiral. This panel will grapple with whether China poses a strategic threat to the United States and how to counterbalance the country’s growing influence around the world.
With American foreign policy at an inflection point, calls for an end to endless war have sprung up across party lines. But can America end its endless wars without shifting to a new paradigm for U.S. global leadership and peacebuilding centered on military restraint? And how would a foreign policy of restraint look like?
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