Citizendium - a community developing a quality comprehensive compendium of knowledge, online and free.
Click here to join and contribute—free
CZ thanks our previous donors. Donate here. Treasurer's Financial Report -- Thanks to our content contributors. --

Project for the New American Century

From Citizendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is developing and not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

A neoconservative think tank and interest group, the Project for the New American Century was formed to preserve the foreign policy principles of the Reagan Administration: "a military that is strong and ready to meet both present and future challenges; a foreign policy that boldly and purposefully promotes American principles abroad; and national leadership that accepts the United States' global responsibilities."[1] It was formed in 1997, and stopped operations by 2006. [2] Some of its members moved to the American Enterprise Institute. Others went to the new Foreign Policy Initiative, created in 2009.

At the time of its formation, it considered the Clinton Administration's foreign policy to be "adrift", but also fought isolationist tendencies among American conservatives. It posed the question:
Does the United States have the vision to build upon the achievements of past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests?[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Statement of Principles, Project for the New American Century
  2. Paul Reynolds (21 December 2006), "End of the neo-con dream", BBC News