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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
Security and Governance in the Taliban’s Emirate
Human Security
Turkey’s Undead Pro-Kurdish Political Parties, Part 3: The HDP Enters Mainstream Politics
Human Security
Turkey’s Undead Pro-Kurdish Political Parties, Part 2: National Representation
Human Security
Turkey’s Undead Pro-Kurdish Political Parties, Part 1: Local Representation
Human Security
Jordan’s Diplomacy in Syria, Part 2
Human Security
Jordan’s Diplomacy in Syria, Part 1
Human Security
Armenia and Turkey Lean Toward Rapprochement, but Constraints Linger
Human Security
The Future of Mass Movements and Resistance in Palestine