ABOUT THE PROJECT FOR THENEW AMERICAN CENTURY
Established in the spring of 1997, the Project for the New American Century is a non-profit, educational organization whose goal is to promote American global leadership. The Project is an initiative of the New Citizenship Project. William Kristol is chairmanof the Project, and Robert Kagan, Bruce P. Jackson, Mark Gerson and RandyScheunemann serve as directors. Gary Schmitt is executive director of the Project.[The United States must conduct] a foreign policy that boldly andpurposefully promotes American principles abroad; and national leadershipthat accepts the United States' global responsibilities.Of course, the United States must be prudent in how it exercises its power.But we cannot safely avoid the responsibilities of global leadership or thecosts that are associated with its exercise. America has a vital role inmaintaining peace and security in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. If weshirk our responsibilities, we invite challenges to our fundamental interests. The history of the 20th century should have taught us that it is important toshape circumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before theybecome dire.
— From the Project’s founding
Statement of Principles
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