Conservative Nationalism and American Foreign Policy
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture
Colin Dueck *01, Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University; Non-Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Respondents: William Anthony Hay, 2019-2020 Garwood Visiting Fellow; Professor of History, Mississippi State University; Michael A. Reynolds, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
In his latest book, Age of Iron, Colin Dueck explores the past, present, and future of Republican foreign policy nationalism. He argues that American conservatives and Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt onward have always struck balances between nationalist and internationalist impulses. Dueck offers an assessment of the Trump administration’s foreign policy, including analysis of populist conservative political trends. Finally, he offers recommendations for current US national security policy, based upon the recognition that the post-Cold War Wilsonian moment is over.