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Foreign Policy in America’s Interest: Realism, Nationalism, and the Next President
November 15, 2016 | Washington, DC

Over the last two years, The American Conservative (TAC) has been a consistent critic of the ill-conceived military intervention in Iraq and Syria, and we have been leading opponents of calls to escalate that war in recent months. We have also been calling attention to U.S. support for the appalling Saudi-led war on Yemen since it began in March 2015, and we are one of the only American publications to pay close attention to U.S. support for this conflict and the devastating effects of the war there. TAC is a valuable resource for all Americans that want to rediscover a foreign policy conservatism that is dedicated to securing the national interest without being wedded to perpetual war. We have been promoting the cause of reforming and improving the foreign policy debate in the Republican Party and in the country as a whole since our inception. Our arguments are more necessary than ever as the U.S. will be fighting the new war in Iraq and Syria for years to come.

Thanks to the generous support of our readers, we hosted a successful conference promoting a foreign policy of realism and restraint last November, and this spring we held another well-received panel on foreign policy and the 2016 election. Next month, we are continuing our tradition of holding a fall foreign policy conference, where we will discuss the implications of the presidential election, America’s ongoing wars, and how to advance the cause of restraint and peace.

On November 15, TAC is calling together the top people in the realist and anti-interventionist camps to strategize on how to put an end to the endless, unnecessary, and counter-productive wars that began with Iraq and—without concerted effort by all of us—will continue unabated for the next four years. Our conference will be held at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Register for free here. Our goal is an America that is strong, stable, and at peace and I hope you will be able to join us.

TAC also needs your help. If you are able to donate anything to make this conference a success, please do so here. If you can make a gift of $250 or more, we’ll rush you a copy of TAC Contributing Editor Andrew Bacevich’s America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History. This is one of the most important foreign policy books of 2016, and Andrew will be with us on November 15th to share his insights. Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing you in November.