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.
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.
Lawrence J. Korb and Steve Cimbala examine the current state of Russia’s war in Ukraine and outline possible outcomes.
Stephen J. Cimbala and Lawrence J. Korb write about the costs of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Max Bergmann and Benjamin Haddad discuss why, particularly in light of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the European Union should develop its own integrated defense industry and make significant investments in modernizing European militaries.
Gordon Gray discusses what role the United States can play in Tunisia's fight for democracy following President Kais Saied's recent anti-democratric power grab.
Lawrence J. Korb writes about the likely outcome for Russia of a war with Ukraine.
Lawrence J. Korb writes about Russia's view of Ukraine's crisis.