An event sponsored by The Quincy Institute and The American Conservative
The hawkish wing of the GOP is losing ground to a new crop of conservatives who, thanks to the space opened up by Trump’s challenge to Washington’s foreign policy orthodoxy, are now leading the push against mainstream views on Russia and Ukraine. These conservatives want to bring back a focus on U.S. national interests in foreign policy and are very much on the forefront of the debate over the role the U.S. should play in the Ukrainian conflict, NATO expansion, and the best way to end the war without escalating a nuclear confrontation with Russia. They have been attacked by opponents on both sides of the ideological spectrum as neo-isolationists and worse, but their message may be resonating with a war weary American public skeptical of Washington’s leadership on this and other foreign policy fronts.
Questions remain, however: can this movement transcend partisan politics, i.e, a future Republican takeover of Congress and the White House? What about the issue of China? Does the New Right have the capacity of working with equally committed groups in the middle and the left, despite the polarizing politics of our time?
Join a conversation featuring Mollie Hemingway, editor-in-chief at The Federalist; Saurabh Sharma, president of American Moment; Emile Doak, executive editor of the American Ideas Institute, and George Beebe, Grand Strategy Director at the Quincy Institute. Kelley Vlahos of the Quincy Institute will moderate.