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Foreign policy realists continue to play defense in Washington

So why is he smiling? Apropos my previous post (and to let you know that not only talk the talk, but also walk and walk), for the last two years I've been active in the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy and the Committee for the Republic , two groups that include academics, think tankers, journalists, and former diplomats and other foreign policy types, who have been trying to promote a more Realpolitik-oriented foreign policy to replace the current neoconservative agenda. From time to time members of these groups tend to get excited when they read about the signs of "realism" in the Bush Administration. The following article published in the Financial Times suggests that the Coalition and the Committee are going to be in business for at least three years. Critics of 'utopian' foreign policy fail to weaken Bush resolve >By Guy Dinmore >Published: January 13 2006 02:00 | Last updated: January 13 2006 02:00 >> The Bush administration's strat