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Beyond Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs

Can Realism Bridge Left and Right?

Criticism of existing policies has brought together unlikely coalitions on both the right and the left of the American political spectrum. Does this serve as a sufficient basis for a new bipartisan conception of U.S. foreign policy, grounded in realism?

This event -- co-sponsored by the New America Foundation, The Nation, The National Interest, and the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. -- brought together prominent conservative and progressive foreign policy thinkers to debate and discuss the issue. Video is available at right, while an MP3 audio recording can be downloaded below.


New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave, NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009
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  • Kai Bird
    Contributing Editor, The Nation
  • Sherle R. Schwenninger
    Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
    Director, Global Economic Policy Program, New America Foundation
  • Dmitri K. Simes
    President, The Nixon Center
    Publisher, The National Interest
  • Dov Zakheim
    Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
    Advisory Council Member, The National Interest


  • Anatol Lieven
    Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation
    Contributing Editor, The National Interest


  • 4:30 p.m. - Reception
  • 4:45 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 p.m. - Debate and Discussion

Event Time and Location

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

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