September 16, 2021
Vindicating Realist Internationalism
Liberal internationalists, such as professors Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry, share much of the neoconservatives’ international agenda while disagreeing with them on domestic policies. Likewise, the members of what they call the ‘Quincy coalition’ agree on opposing US interventionism and military domination without necessarily agreeing on other issues. Those at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft are internationalists in that we believe firmly in international cooperation in pursuit of essential common goals, such as limiting climate change. We also believe, however, that pursuing these goals through US domination hinders rather than advances their achievement.