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Human Security Unit

State Resilience and Fragility Program

The State Resilience and Fragility Program analyzes how democracies, autocracies, hybrid regimes, and other states adapt to external and internal changes and pressures. It seeks to understand how states manage social, political, socioeconomic, and security challenges to maintain power and the ensuing implications and options for U.S. interests and policy. 

This program pays special attention to transnational learning, in which different states adopt strategies and techniques from one another to maintain control over territory and populations.   

Latest

Human Security
Syria’s Foreign Aid at Risk
Human Security
Protecting the U.S. Government from Far-Right Insider Threats
Human Security
For Turkey and Syria, Signs of Rapprochement Are Likely Misleading
Special Initiatives
The Need to Establish a U.N. Mechanism for Evidence Gathering in Xinjiang
Human Security
Bangladesh’s Declining Democracy
Human Security
How Jordan’s Midsized NGOs Can Help Syrian Refugees 
Human Security
Why Are Refugees Returning to Ukraine?
Human Security
Hindutva Is Turning India into an Autocracy. It Can Get Worse