Democracy And Human Rights

Do not forget those who suffer under tyranny and violence. Do not abandon them to the evils of totalitarian rule or democratic neglect. For the freedom we celebrate is not the freedom to starve, or the freedom to languish in a long starless night of the soul. This, at least, is something that should be beyond debate.

– President Ronald Reagan, 1992


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It would have been impossible to imagine a year ago that the Republican Party’s leaders would be effectively serving as enablers of Russian interference in this country’s political system. Yet, astonishingly, that is the role the Republican Party is playing.U.S. intelligence services have stated that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election with the intention of...
March 7, 2017 | Americas | Europe | Robert Kagan
May 9, 2022 – Standing on the viewing platform in Red Square, President Vladimir Putin observed the military parade commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany. This Victory Day, he had reason to be especially proud of his country.Earlier that week, a group of 150 Russian special forces — bearing no insignia and disguised like the “little green men” who had...
In an address to Congress this evening, President Trump will lay out his agenda for his first year in office.  Although he will likely focus on domestic issues, Mr. Trump should take advantage of this opportunity to announce a set of concrete national security proposals that have the potential to win bipartisan support. While the president’s overall vision for foreign policy rejects the...

Mission Statement

The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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