Trevor
Sutton

Senior Fellow

he/him

Trevor Sutton is a senior fellow for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. Previously, Sutton worked at the U.N. Development Programme and International Organization for Migration, where he advised on anti-corruption issues. He also served as a presidential management fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Sutton has published on a range of legal and foreign policy issues, including a book on the constitutional legacy of the war on terror written with Yale Law School professor Owen Fiss. Sutton holds a B.A. from Stanford University; an M.Phil. from Oxford, where he was a Marshall scholar; and a J.D. from Yale. He speaks Mandarin and French. In addition to his work at American Progress, Sutton is a senior adviser for foreign policy at Human Rights First.

Latest by Trevor Sutton

Turning the Tide on Dirty Money Report
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Turning the Tide on Dirty Money

To promote domestic resilience and curb the malign influence of authoritarian powers, the United States and its democratic partners need to unite against corruption and kleptocracy.

Trevor Sutton, Ben Judah

Taking the High Ground Report
The White House is reflected in a rain puddle after a press briefing at the White House in Washington, February 2018. (The White House reflected in a rain puddle.)

Taking the High Ground

Repairing the damage done to global human rights under President Trump will require a forceful and expansive human rights agenda from the next administration.

Donald Trump’s Gift to Kleptocrats Report
 (President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, October 2019.)

Donald Trump’s Gift to Kleptocrats

The president’s attempted shakedown of Ukraine is a colossal blow to U.S. efforts to fight corruption around the world.

Trevor Sutton, Alexandra Schmitt

Securing a Democratic World Report

Securing a Democratic World

The future of U.S. national security and a liberal democratic world depends on America embracing democratic values, locking arms with its democratic allies to stem the rise of authoritarianism, and growing the community of democratic nations.

Kelly Magsamen, Max Bergmann, Michael Fuchs, 1 More Trevor Sutton

Asia Doesn’t Need Another Crisis Report
A man sitting on a balcony looks out over Taipei at night.

Asia Doesn’t Need Another Crisis

Following Taiwan’s 2016 elections, Beijing has chosen the path of provocation in cross-Strait relations, undermining East Asia’s already fragile peace.

Rudy deLeon, Trevor Sutton, Blaine Johnson

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