The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft (Quincy Institute) is an action-oriented think tank whose goal is to lay the foundation for a new foreign policy centered on diplomatic engagement and military restraint. Its founders, which include former NIAC President Trita Parsi, believe the current moment presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring together like-minded progressives and conservatives and set US foreign policy on a sensible and humane footing. Suzanne DiMaggio, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is chairing Quincy Institute’s board. Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army Colonel, history professor and critic of militarism in US foreign policy is the Quincy Institute’s president.
The Quincy Institute’s launch has received significant press attention for attracting the support of both Open Society Foundations and the Charles Koch Institute.
Our investment in the Quincy Institute will support its efforts to craft a fundamentally new foreign policy vis-a-vis Iran, North Korea, and their respective regions. Employing experts on both the Middle East and East Asia, Quincy will research, develop, and promote a new framework for US foreign policy in these two regions built on diplomacy, restraint, and reducing the US military footprint.
To disseminate the information, Quincy aims to work closely with advocacy groups (including those in our network) to build a support system for a demilitarized foreign policy, host public events, publish op-eds, and produce short videos. Knowing that individual aspects of a restraint-oriented strategy will resonate differently depending on the organization, Quincy will serve as a hub for expert analysis to support these groups in their campaigns with well-researched policy papers and analysis. It will also educate 2020 presidential candidates on how the US posture in both regions can be demilitarized and refocused on diplomacy.
Read Quincy experts and restraint-oriented analysts’ commentary on regional challenges facing the United States, and investigative articles exploring the forces pushing for “maximum pressure,” regime change campaigns, and a militarist US foreign policy on the Quincy Institute’s responsiblestatecraft.org
Screenshot: Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute on CNN, shortly after the assassination of Soleimani. The Lead political panel discussed President Trump’s credibility problems and his assertions regarding Iran.