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.
Marc Jarsulic writes about how the CHIPS and Science Act will strengthen America's manufacturing base, protect its workers, and fortify its national and economic security.
For more than 187 deadly minutes, Trump watched his armed mob take over the Capitol and did nothing about it.
Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Michael Sozan breaks down Donald Trump and his allies' dangerous scheme to hold onto power at any cost.
Emma Budway describes her experience as a nonspeaking autistic woman under guardianship and the benefits of less restrictive alternatives.
Policymakers must reimagine the United States’ long-term approach to food production and distribution to build an equitable and sustainable system that works for all.
Restrictive guardianships deserve increased scrutiny from policymakers in order to ensure that disabled people are not denied their reproductive rights.
Rasheed Malik testified before the House Budget Committee on July 20, 2022, on the importance of investing in early childhood programs.
The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act will fight inflation; bring down the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs; cut health care costs; make historic investments to tackle climate change; and significantly cut the deficit.
This article presents a timeline of recent events related to student loans and takes a look at what’s to come for student loan borrowers.
President Biden must reject ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil drilling project to sustain progress toward achieving the administration’s ambitious climate goals.
Lily Roberts and Rose Khattar outline why, 13 years since the federal minimum wage was last increased, states and cities must take action to ease the economic strain many workers and families face now in light of global inflation.
Sen. Marco Rubio’s purported paid parental leave plan would hurt, rather than help, women by cutting the retirement benefits they need.
While it is critical that Congress works to codify the promise of Roe v. Wade and ensure equitable access to abortion care, the federal government must take what steps it can now under the scope of the Hyde Amendment to increase access to care and protect patients.
Patrick Gaspard and Trevor Potter urge Congress to update the Electoral Count Act and bring it into the 21st century.
The Inflation Reduction Act’s $369 billion in climate investments won’t just tackle climate change; they will save families money, create millions of good jobs, and reduce pollution over the next decade.
Hospital-based community violence intervention programs combat cycles of violent crime and retaliation by engaging patients in the recovery process immediately following injury.
Meeting the urgency of the college affordability and student debt crisis will require bold action to restore the promise of opportunity for all Americans.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's embrace of far-right racism should prompt American conservatives to cut ties with the autocratic Hungarian leader.
The new Senate proposal to reform the Electoral Count Act would help prevent the overthrow of a presidential election.
Contrary to critics’ claims, the Inflation Reduction Act would only increase taxes for large corporations and the wealthy while providing meaningful benefits for middle-income families across the country.
The Yoon administration’s posture toward China has important implications for the U.S.-ROK alliance and America’s strategic approach in the region.
Seth Hanlon urges Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) to support the Inflation Reduction Act and put the needs of Wisconsin families ahead of his own interests.
The new Senate deal will reduce inflation; bring down the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs; cut health care costs; make historic investments to tackle climate change; and significantly cut the deficit.
The Inflation Reduction Act would solve mismatches between supply and demand at work in the U.S. economy, reducing inflation and strengthening the country’s long-term economic outlook.
Historic bipartisan legislation will cut families’ costs, create jobs, and enhance American competitiveness.
Todd Phillips explains why the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in West Virginia v. EPA does not doom the SEC’s forthcoming climate disclosure rule.
Four case studies examine coalitions that are working to reduce the price of health coverage and improve the quality of care.
This CAP Action storybook features women in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose stories center on issues from prescription drug pricing and health insurance, to child care and paid leave.
Houston, Boston, and Newark have improved public safety through violence prevention efforts outside traditional law enforcement.
Economists have long considered many indicators—including the state of the labor market, which is still booming—when determining if the United States is in a recession.
Abortion is protected by state law in more than 20 states, many of which have expanded access to abortion by making it more affordable, codifying state-level reproductive rights, broadening the types of providers able to offer care, and protecting abortion providers and access to clinics.
The recovery of all private sector jobs points to a lingering strength in the economy, but overaggressive Fed action to tackle inflation risks causing a harmful downturn.
Marcella Bombardieri and Marina Zhavoronkova outline several steps that lawmakers can take to address the nursing shortage in the United States.
The word “gun” or another synonymous variation was only included in 3.5 percent of headlines and summaries of online news posts that included the words “murders” or “homicides,” even though 80 percent of homicides are committed with a firearm, and gun homicides increased by 35 percent.
The rise in white supremacist and anti-government violence is fueled by weak gun laws and easy access to firearms.
New, comprehensive data on child care workers in center-based programs—analyzing their demographics, education, experience, and wages—reveal widening pay gaps and inequality.