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.
Staff and fellows at the Center for American Progress share how 9/11 changed their lives.
There were important gains coming out of America’s post-9/11 foreign policy, but some important successes came at great strategic, material, and human costs.
Mexico’s lawsuit against major U.S. arms manufacturers and distributors is a reminder of the fact that America’s gun violence epidemic extends well beyond its own borders.
The Biden administration should lead in developing a human rights-centered plan for the forcibly displaced to mitigate further disaster in Afghanistan.
The Biden administration’s efforts to restore U.S. leadership on the global stage will ultimately be determined by what actions the United States takes domestically on climate.
While domestic constraints make it unlikely that South Korea will pursue an overtly competitive policy toward China, Seoul began a new chapter in U.S.-ROK relations at the summit by embracing a broader role in regional affairs.
The United States needs to adopt a more proactive approach to protect civilians, achieve a cease fire, and address the inequities and vulnerabilities exposed by the crisis.
The Biden administration has put U.S. foreign policy back on track and can continue crafting a sustainable and progressive national security agenda.
As the Biden administration reengages the United States with Europe, tackling climate change should be at the center of its strategy.
Mario Draghi’s arrival as Italy’s new prime minister is a stroke of luck for Joe Biden; a rare opportunity for the United States and the EU to work together on a common agenda.