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

Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism

Strategic Vacuums

Strategic Vacuums

Latest

Human Security
Iran Using Iraqi Kurdistan Against the U.S. and Turkey
Human Security, Stabilization and Development
Smaller and Smarter: Defining a Narrower U.S. Counterterrorism Mission in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Region
Human Security
ISIS in Syria: 2020 in Review
Human Security
Kneel and Starve: Under the Watchful Eye of the Secret Police, Syrians Go Hungry
Human Security
Implications of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s New Leadership
Human Security
ISIS Attacks Rekindle Iraqi-Saudi Conflict
Special Initiatives
Giving Refugees Employment Opportunities Through Remote Work
Human Security
Iran Struggles to Fill the Vacuum Left by Soleimani