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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
Will Russia Use Military Force in Ukraine?
Human Security
Kazakhstan Crisis, Part 2: The Path Forward
Human Security
Kazakhstan Crisis, Part 1: Drivers and Implications
Human Security
Far-Right Nativism: Its Geopolitical Effects and Its Future in North America and Europe
Human Security
The Recent Turnaround of the Greek Defense Industry
Human Security
Lebanese Security Forces Cope with Compounding Crises
Human Security
How the U.S. Can Effectively Promote Democracy in South Asia
Human Security
Neither Local, Nor Transnational, But Both: The Islamic State in Congo