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
Mass Kidnapping in Central Syria Reveals Dynamics of ISIS Resurgence
Human Security
Difficult Dialogue Expected Between the U.S. and Iraq
Human Security
Is Putin Planning a New Push into Ukraine?
Human Security
Russia’s Extraterritorial Military Deployments
Special Initiatives
How the United States Can Address the Global Problem of Child Marriage
Human Security
Turkey, Nagorno-Karabakh, and the Central Asian Nexus
Human Security
The Contest for Lebanon’s Presidency
Human Security
Opportunities for the United States in the Turkish-Iranian Rivalry