Columns and commentary today are filled with references to the crumbling liberal world order and the resurgence of populism, nationalism, or some odious combination of the two. But what was this liberal, rules-based system, and how long did it truly reign? AEI visiting scholar Colin Dueck returned to Banter to discuss in light of his forthcoming book, “Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism.

Colin discusses the history and trajectory of US foreign policy since the founding, and the evolution of the international since World War II. Then, how does conservative nationalism manifest itself in foreign affairs, and is it an authentic representation of voters’ desires, or an elite project carried out in spite of an opposed or at least apathetic public? Finally, we close with a few questions on the future of US relations with China, Russia, and the European Union.

Colin Dueck is a visiting scholar at AEI where his research focuses on the interconnection between US national security strategies and party politics, conservative ideas, and presidential leadership. He is also a professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where he is the faculty adviser for the Alexander Hamilton Society. A senior nonresident fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, he has also served as a foreign policy adviser on several Republican presidential campaigns.

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