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

The Anomaly of Taiwanese Democracy In the News

The Anomaly of Taiwanese Democracy

Trevor Sutton discusses why policymakers in Washington, D.C., should pay attention to the success of Taiwan's democratic experiment.

Trevor Sutton

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

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