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.
Watch this video from the Center for American Progress to learn more about the United States' response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
What America needs from the Department of Homeland Security today is different from when it was founded nearly 20 years ago.
This video presents highlights from an event following the release of a joint report from the Center for American Progress and the McCain Institute for International Leadership on how to address the growing national security threat posed by white supremacist violence in the United States.
This video provides a recap of CAP’s national security conference, “Progressive National Security: The First 100 Days,” held on January 14, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
The opening panel of CAP’s national security conference featured former government officials on the importance of the first 100 days of a new administration.
The lunch keynote of CAP’s national security conference featured Ambassador Samantha Power on the power of progressive national security.
The United States has to first understand what's driving migration in the Americas in order to manage it in a cooperative, compassionate, and pragmatic way.
Former U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice and Reps. Elissa Slotkin and Abigail Spanberger discussed national security and how the debate is changing at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference.
Rep. Adam Schiff and Ari Melber sit down at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference to discuss the new era of oversight in the House.
U.S.-India task force co-chairs, former Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao and former U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma, discuss the five greatest opportunities and challenges facing the partnership in the coming decade.