Book Talk with Dan Negrea and Dr. Matthew Kroenig : We Win, They Lose

Join IRI, Dan Negrea and Dr. Matthew Kroenig for a book talk on, “We Win, They Lose: Republican Foreign Policy and the New Cold War”.

1225 I St. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005 March 22, 2024 9:30am – 10:30am

In We Win, They Lose, authors Dan Negrea, the Senior Director of the Freedom and Prosperity Center at the Atlantic Council, and Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Vice President and Senior Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council, discuss conservative foreign policy strategy for winning a New Cold War with China. The book explains why a conservative worldview is best suited for the coming confrontation with China and provides a comprehensive strategy for tackling every major foreign policy issue facing the United States, including: defense, trade, and values; Russia, Iran, and North Korea; allies and institutions; border security and immigration; energy and the environment, and more.

Join the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the authors to discuss the book and thoughts as to how we can achieve victory in a New Cold War with China.

The event will be held on Friday, March 22, 2023 at the IRI Headquarters, 1225 I St. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005, at 9:30 AM or online via Zoom.

The discussion will be moderated by Patrick Quirk, IRI’s Vice President for Strategy, Innovation, and Impact.

About the Authors:

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.

Dan holds an MBA from Cornell University and an MA from the School of International Economic Relations in Bucharest, Romania.

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. Dr. 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.

Dr. Kroenig holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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