Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research Mission Statement

Selous Foundation is a conservative Washington DC-based think tank founded in 1985 during the height of the Reagan years, whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies based on the American values and benefits derived from the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, including limited government, individual liberty, freedom, opportunity, economic prosperity and the primacy of national sovereignty.

Throughout history the greater understanding of conflict over institutions and the distribution of scarce resources has provided a viable pathway toward the peaceful resolution of conflict. President Ronald Reagan’s philosophy of “peace through strength” guided America to victory in the Cold War. Where peaceful resolution of conflict is not possible, victory still becomes the ultimate goal.  In the area of foreign policy, we subscribe to the Cold War strategy of the Reagan Doctrine: “We win, they lose.”