The Hot Election Take: How Will Midterm Outcomes Affect U.S. Policy on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine?
After Tuesday’s midterm vote, control of both chambers of Congress remains undetermined, though Republicans are favored to narrowly take the House. In any case, there is likely to be a shift in Congressional power dynamics in Washington. What impact will that have on U.S. foreign policy, in particular on U.S. military support and aid to Ukraine, as well as the risk of direct confrontation with Russia?
Will a stronger GOP hand mean more resistance to the U.S. current approach to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine or will the current bipartisan consensus hold? Some GOP lawmakers oppose funding the war, but will they support direct talks with Russia to de-escalate tensions, too, despite the Republican leadership’s position? What does a post-midterm landscape look like for restraint in U.S. foreign policy?
QI has assembled a panel of seasoned conservative political analysts for this timely post-election coverage, tackling these and other questions involving U.S. foreign policy today. Join a discussion featuring George Beebe, Grand Strategy Director at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft; Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor of The National Interest; and Rachel Bovard, Senior Director of Policy for the Conservative Partnership Institute. QI’s Kelley Beaucar Vlahos will moderate.