We Win, They Lose: Republican Foreign Policy and the New Cold War

(Author) (Author)
& 1 more
Pre-Order   Ships Mar 19, 2024

Product Details

$29.95  $27.85
Republic Book Publishers
Publish Date
0.0 X 0.0 X 0.0 inches | 0.0 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Dr. Matthew Kroenig is the vice president and senior director of the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In 2022, he was appointed by the US Congress as a Republican commissioner on the bipartisan Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. He previously served in the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. Kroenig is also a tenured professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. He received the Pentagon's Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Heritage Foundation's Freedom and Opportunity's Academic Prize. A 2019 study ranked him one of the top twenty-five most cited political scientists of his generation. He is the author or editor of seven books, including The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China. His commentary has appeared in every major media outlet. He has held fellowships at the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University, and Stanford University. He holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. Dan Negrea is the senior director of the Atlantic Council's Freedom and Prosperity Center. He was the State Department's special representative for commercial and business affairs between 2019 and 2021. He was a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning office between 2018 and 2019, where he was responsible for the economic portfolio. For three decades before that, he held leadership positions in Wall Street firms. He defected from Communist Romania where he had been an official in the Ministry of Finance and was involved in negotiating government loans with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He holds an MBA from Cornell University and an MA from the School of International Economic Relations in Bucharest, Romania.


"Increasingly we see an axis of authoritarian powers arrayed against the Free World, attacking the peace and freedom that American strength protects. Matthew Kroenig and Dan Negrea, two of our nation's sharpest foreign policy minds, not only compellingly connect these threats, but also articulate a strategic framework for confronting them that can unite all Americans. Our New Cold War with the Chinese Communist Party may be more complex and dangerous than the old Cold War with the Soviet Union, but if we follow Kroenig and Negrea's counsel, freedom can once prevail over communism."
--Congressman Mike Gallagher, Chairman of the Select Committee on the CCP

"Since Donald Trump's election in 2016, debate has raged between opposing Republican factions over the trajectory of conservative foreign policy. Kroenig and Negrea's book stands as an important contribution to that debate. Students and scholars seeking insights into the battle over Republican foreign policy will find much to admire in this well-crafted book."
--Global View Columnist, Wall Street Journal

"Kroenig and Negrea have utilized past foreign policy successes to create a critical roadmap that we must use going forward. This book is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand and craft solutions to deal boldly with America's current challenges and adversaries."
--Manisha Singh, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs

"This book is a must-read for anyone interested in US foreign policy, as well as for students of geopolitical dynamics. The authors lay out clearly and with plentiful evidence the case for a new foreign policy, to the benefit of US citizens and global peace."
--Simeon Djankov, Director for Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria

"America will triumph over tyranny when our leaders heed lessons for a winning foreign policy presented by Matthew Kroenig and Dan Negrea in their guide to conservative foreign policy: We Win, They Lose: Foreign Policy and the New Cold War. Office holders, candidates, scholars, journalists, and all who believe America to be the last best hope for the world need to read this book."
--Robert L. "Bob" Livingston, Former Chairman Appropriations Committee

"Intellectually rigorous and policy relevant, this is the most sophisticated articulation of a conservative internationalist grand strategy for America in the 21st century. Kroenig and Negrea outline how the next Republican administration should deal with the challenges of our new era of great power competition!"
--Ionut Popescu, Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University, Recipient of the 2023 Freedom and Opportunity Academic Prize by The Heritage Foundation

"Kroenig and Negrea have produced their own winner, an audacious fusion of Trump and Reagan for victory in what they see as a new Cold War with China. Their forceful prose and pungent policy prescriptions are sure not merely to shape but to upend the mounting debate over Republican foreign policy."
--Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor of The National Interest

"We Win, They Lose: Foreign Policy and the New Cold War is a must-read not only for policymakers and national and economic security experts, but also for anyone who wants to better understand critical decisions US leaders have made in the past and how the gleaned learnings can foster a brighter American future. Dr. Kroenig and Mr. Negrea have done an impressive job of explaining complex issues, and this book will serve as an invaluable resource for future administrations."
--Kimberly A. Reed, Former Chairman, President, and CEO of the Export-Import Bank of the United States

"Matthew Kroenig and Dan Negrea's We Win, They Lose: Foreign Policy and the New Cold War is a critical, and timely, contribution to the discussion of US foreign policy in the era of great power rivalry between the United States of America and The People's Republic of China. Their book proposes a refreshing return to realism as the foundation of United States foreign policy when naked aggression by countries hostile to the United States is no longer a relic of history. This book is a must-read for all persons, both Democrats and Republicans, interested in how the United States should navigate the complex world of great power rivalry they refer to as the New Cold War."
--Michael George DeSombre, Former US Ambassador to Thailand

"European policymakers would be well advised to read We Win, They Lose. Not only does the book candidly lay out what a future Republican foreign policy may look like. But it will also help Europeans understand more clearly the rationale, a mixture of realpolitik and values, that underpins Republican foreign policy priorities."
--Markus Jaeger, Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, Member of the German Council on Foreign Relations

"In this high-stakes competition between freedom and authoritarianism, there is nothing static about superpower advantage. It can vanish in an instant--and there is no substitute for American leadership. We Win, They Lose serves as a compelling manifesto, presenting authentic policy solutions founded on the principles of peace through strength. Kroenig and Negrea's book is essential reading for all deeply engaged in the intricacies of foreign affairs."
--Keith Krach, Chairman of the Krach Institute of Tech Diplomacy, Former Undersecretary of State, and Former Chairman/CEO of Docusign and Ariba

"Matt Kroenig and Dan Negrea's book is yet another proof of their superb intellect, strong moral compass, and unique understanding of the complexities of today's world. Their intense belief in the values of freedom and democracy as underpinnings of security and prosperity also represents the Free World's shield against the assaults of authoritarianism."
--Mircea Geoana, Deputy Secretary General of NATO and Former Foreign Minister of Romania

"This well-researched book replete with concrete policy recommendations is a valuable contribution to one of the most sober and urgent discussions of our time: how America and the Free World can defend our freedom and prosperity in the face of the malign and aggressive actions of the PRC and the other new axis of evil countries."
--Michelle Giuda, CEO of Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and Former Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs

"In We Win, They Lose: Foreign Policy and the New Cold War, Matthew Kroenig and Dan Negrea take on one of the most significant questions of our times, particularly in light of 2024 elections and the ongoing war in Ukraine: what is the future of Republican foreign policy? Drawing on the experiences of the Reagan and Trump administrations, they provide a must-read for anyone wanting a comprehensive understanding of the past, present, and future of GOP foreign policy--and how it all hangs together."
--Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council