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.
This week, Daniella and Max Bergmann discuss the latest from Ukraine, the confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and recent insights from the House January 6 Select Committee.
Lawrence J. Korb and Emmett Coyne write about U.S. leaders' promotion of the general welfare.
Max Bergman explains how a new administration could revive or transform the transatlantic relationship between the United States and Europe.
Lawrence Korb writes about the military's use of mail-in voting—and why it is important.
Lawrence Korb writes about Secretary of Defense Mark Esper's efforts to handle the defense budget.
Author Trevor Sutton argues that in order to fight international corruption, which threatens democracy and progressive values around the globe, the United States needs to address the shortcomings and lack of transparency in its own financial institutions.
Authors Max Bergmann and James Lamond explain why President Trump's harsh approach toward NATO could be dangerous.
President Trump’s China policy has been an abject failure, and recent revelations in a new book by his own former national security adviser, John Bolton, raise even more questions about Trump’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy Deleon recall the end of "don't ask, don't tell" 10 years ago, and the roll that former Vice President Joe Biden played in the policy's repeal.
Max Bergman discusses how Europe will cope with renewed American engagement should former Vice President Joe Biden win the 2020 presidential election.