Toward a Neo-Reaganite Foreign Policy

William Kristol and Robert Kagan

Foreign Affairs | 1996

“In foreign policy, conservatives are adrift. They disdain the Wilsonian multilateralism of the Clinton administration; they are tempted by, but so far have resisted, the neoisolationism of Patrick Buchanan; for now, they lean uncertainly on some version of the conservative “realism” of Henry Kissinger and his disciples. Thus, in this year’s election campaign, they speak vaguely of replacing Clinton’s vacillation with a steady, “adult” foreign policy under Robert Dole.”

Image courtesy the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum | NARA

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