Democracies around the globe—including our own—face threats not seen in generations. We work to bolster the guardrails of democracy around the world, strengthening the rule of law and accountability, and in so doing, we add our voice to the chorus pushing against authoritarian forms of government.
The United States’ most enduring advantage is our network of alliances. Alliances and relationships are increasingly important components of U.S. national power, furthering economic, security, and humanitarian aims. We develop and support approaches for revitalizing diplomacy to further U.S. engagement in improving lives at home and around the world.
Climate change threatens global security, stability, and humanity, bringing sweeping changes to our world. We are working to center climate in our international efforts and policies by transforming strategy, culture, and budgets; outlining collective responses; and defining new bilateral and multilateral alliances that can advance collective solutions to these urgent problems confronting the country and the world.
Many of today’s most foreseeable threats are those that affect daily life and prospects for prosperity: COVID-19, climate change, systemic inequality, racism, and global disinformation aimed at undermining rights and democratic practices. We are working to reconceptualize what national security means in the 21st century and how U.S. national security institutions and foreign policy priorities can adapt to protect Americans and safeguard human security for all.
Lawrence J. Korb and Stephen Cimbala write about Russia's nuclear threat.
Tobias Harris and Trevor Sutton write about the new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
President Biden must capitalize on hosting this year’s Summit of the Americas to galvanize a regional security strategy that centers climate action.
Alan Makovsky, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, provided testimony on March 31, 2022, before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the United States’ involvement in the Eastern Mediterranean amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Gregg Bloche, Mark Fallon, and Elisa Massimino explain why Ukraine will be a proving ground for the proposition that a nation victimized by an aggressor can be capable of fairly meting out justice.
Steve Cimbala and Lawrence J. Korb examine scenarios that might lead to an end to the war in Ukraine.
Steve Cimbala and Lawrence J. Korb discuss why the war in Ukraine is not a reason for any country to develop or deploy nuclear weapons.
Stephen J. Cimbala and Lawrence J. Korb write about the importance and difficulty of nuclear arms control.
The international community’s message must be clear: Russia’s acts of aggression and any human rights violations against the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished.
Lawrence J. Korb and Steve Cimbala examine the current state of Russia’s war in Ukraine and outline possible outcomes.