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Human Security

The Human Security unit places the safety and dignity of people at the center of policy analysis. It focuses on threats emanating from nonstate actors, geopolitical vacuums, and authoritarianism. We believe the U.S. national interest is best served by building on the overlap between U.S. strategic priorities and the well-being and security of populations.

Our analysis and policy recommendations therefore focus heavily on local context and geopolitics rather than on foreign policy ideology or abstractions.

Programs

Nonstate Actors

Nonstate Actors

State Resilience and Fragility

State Resilience and Fragility

Power Vacuums Program

Power Vacuums Program

Latest

Human Security
Attacks on Chinese Nationals in Pakistan Risk Creating Rifts
Human Security
Lebanon’s Vicious Cycles
Human Security
What to Believe in Putin’s ‘Imagined Community’
Human Security
A Year After a Dictator’s Death, There is Still Time to Support Democracy in Chad
Human Security
Addressing the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis
Human Security
What Heavy Weapons the West Has (and Hasn’t) Sent Ukraine
Human Security
Crisis Mode: How the US and Europe Are Addressing Ukraine’s War
Human Security
How Poland Became a Major European Player