George Soros and Charles Koch don’t agree on much. But they are linking arms to advance a major foreign policy objective they both share: winding down America’s “endless wars.”
The leading financier of liberal causes and the billionaire backer of the conservative movement are combining their influence to upend the orthodoxy in Washington that the use of military force must remain a primary instrument of American power around the globe.
A new think tank backed by their foundations, the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, is opening its doors on Wednesday a few blocks from the White House. It boasts a roster of leading academics mostly from outside Washington, along with several Pentagon and State Department veterans who all desperately see a need to “reassess some of the first principles” and inject more restraint into U.S. foreign policy.