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.
This interactive database features nearly 250 recommendations that the next administration can advance, adopt, and implement within the first 100 days to set the country on a path toward a more progressive national security approach.
The United States and South Korea are engaged in diplomatic negotiations with North Korea, and this scorecard highlights the state of play for the different issues on the table.
This interactive map of the world spells out President Donald Trump’s and his family’s conflicts of interest in 25 countries around the globe.
China’s Belt and Road initiative is becoming a reality. This interactive provides a comprehensive map of the projects that China is pursuing, their locations, and how much investment they are receiving.
CAP mapped Chinese direct investment activity across the U.S. energy economy to analyze where these investments are happening and what makes some regions more attractive than others.
This interactive outlines key international commitments to Afghanistan through pivotal years of transition.
An interactive timeline of the events related to the Iraq war since September 2001.
This interactive timeline highlights the key events over the course of Egypt's political transition.
John Norris sees if countries receiving U.S. economic and security assistance are good places to invest increasingly scarce development dollars.
John Norris looks at U.S. foreign assistance spending for the past fiscal year and whether it was wisely appropriated.