Sustainable Security

Sustainable security redefines how we think about national security in today's shifting, globalized world. Instead of focusing solely on traditional threats, we also need to help spur greater prosperity, encourage effective international development, and work to protect innocent civilians. Such an approach is good for us and good for others. In short, sustainable security is thinking long term about America and the world.
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Trump’s Siege on International Development Article
The headquarters of the U.S. Agency for International Development is seen in Washington, D.C., on April 1, 2014. (AP/J. David Ake)

Trump’s Siege on International Development

In the wake of recent Trump administration proposals, the international development community is fighting for the future of programs that save millions of lives and make America more secure and prosperous.

John Norris

What the Millennium Development Goals Have Accomplished Article
A laborer works on a ferry being refurbished at a dockyard in Keraniganj, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP/A.M. Ahad)

What the Millennium Development Goals Have Accomplished

With just 500 days left before the Millennium Development Goals expire, it is important to acknowledge all that they have spurred the world to achieve.

Annie Malknecht

Africa 2.0: Looking to the Future Article
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, Tuesday, August 5. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Africa 2.0: Looking to the Future

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, focused on investment in the next generation, sets the stage for sustained partnership, and a commitment to regularizing the U.S.-Africa dialogue can help ensure its success.

Molly Elgin-Cossart

What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil Article
From left, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, China's President Xi Jinping, and South African President Jacob Zuma pose for a photo after a BRICS leaders' meeting at the September 2013 G-20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP/Sergei Karpukhin)

What to Watch at the BRICS Summit in Brazil

The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

Molly Elgin-Cossart

Tackling Tax Havens Article
G-8 leaders from left, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. President Barack Obama, and French President Francois Hollande attend a working session during the G-8 summit at the Lough Erne golf resort in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. (AP/Jewel Samad, Pool)

Tackling Tax Havens

Wholesale tax evasion, particularly in the developing world, can have devastating effects.

Akinyi Ochieng

Sustainable Security Project and the Post-2015 Development Agenda Article

Sustainable Security Project and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative is broadly engaging with many actors regarding the work of the U.N. High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and conducting targeted research and analysis to help advance progress in creating a more prosperous, connected, and resilient world.

The Turning Point in Spending for Combating HIV/AIDS Article
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks with South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi after attending a President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, Transition Signing, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at the Delft South Clinic in Delft South, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Turning Point in Spending for Combating HIV/AIDS

Developing countries are now outspending international investments in combating HIV/AIDS, and the United States should do more to bolster this encouraging trend.

Casey Dunning, John Norris

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