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.
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.
Regardless of which candidate wins South Korea’s presidency on March 9, the campaign suggests that renewed competition between progressives and conservatives will continue past election day.
As Russia invades Ukraine, the United States and the European Union should do all they can to assist all people fleeing the country.
Watch this video from the Center for American Progress to learn more about the United States' response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The decision-making underpinning President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2023 defense budget should start with the basics.
Japan's and South Korea’s pursuit of Russia ties should not prevent them from joining with other democracies to oppose invasion.
Lawrence J. Korb writes about the likely outcome for Russia of a war with Ukraine.
The investment plan outlined in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would help to revitalize domestic manufacturing and ensure that clean energy supply chains are not dependent on China.
A Russian invasion of Ukraine must come at a high cost to the Kremlin.
Solving Taiwan’s energy problems is an opportunity for the United States to achieve multiple goals.