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The Difference "Difference" Makes for American National Security

Report by Coauthors

Council data indicate Washington has a lot more to learn about the differences in how Americans see the problems we face and US standing in the world.

people stand below an American flag
AP Photos
US Foreign Policy

Americans and Australians in the Pacific Century

Report by Craig Kafura

Public opinion polling in both countries finds agreement on most aspects of the alliance, but not necessarily on how to deal with China.

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
The White House
Public Opinion

Foreign Policy Polarization among the US Public

Report by Dina Smeltz

Dina Smeltz unpacks recent survey data on American views toward foreign policy in International Politics.

signs reading Democrat and Republican point in opposite directions
Public Opinion

US Arms Sales Reveal Discord in Taiwan's Defense Strategy

Report by Ethan Kessler

Washington has started selling arms that serve a "porcupine" defense strategy to Taiwan. Whether Taipei fully embraces this new approach remains to be seen.

a ship in the waters near Taiwan
Wang Yu Ching
US Foreign Policy

Sanctions: What Everyone Needs to Know

Book by Bruce Jentleson

What works and what doesn't when it comes to sanctions? Nonresident Senior Fellow Bruce Jentleson explains in his book.

padlock on white, red, and blue stripes, via unsplash. Global Economy, Trade and Business

Women in National Security and International Humanitarian Law Compliance

Report by Emily Sullivan

Emily Sullivan examines the potential impact of women’s increased participation and decision-making in militaries and national security in Interdisciplinary Political Studies.

A woman in uniform faces away from camera and salutes in front of a blue sky.
The National Guard
Defense and Security

The Ukraine Example: Circumstances Matter for Effective Security Assistance

Policy Brief by Ethan Kessler

US aid would not have been nearly as effective without Ukraine’s efforts to improve its military prior to the 2022 Russian invasion.

tanks in Ukraine
Defense and Security

The Case for Inclusive Agricultural Development

Policy Brief by Coauthors

Amid shifts towards inclusive agricultural development, the Center for Global Food and Agriculture offers policy recommendations for further US government action.

Gorreti Ndagire (center) counts money during a Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) group meeting in Katoosi village, Ddwaniro subcounty, Rakai district, Uganda.
Catholic Relief Services/Will Baxter
Food and Agriculture

Memo on an "Economic Article 5" to Counter Authoritarian Coercion

Policy Brief by Coauthors

The world's democracies need a way to fight back against coercive economic actions by authoritarian governments, argue Ivo Daalder and Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Shipping containers seen from the sky.
Global Economy, Trade and Business

How Economic Sanctions Are Used in US Foreign Policy

Working Paper by Ethan Kessler

What are economic sanctions? How are they used in US foreign policy? And what should future policymakers consider before employing them?

"Sanctions" on board game letters in front of Russian and American flag
US Foreign Policy