• Understanding issues such as the health and management of the global defense industrial base and those related to defense reform.

  • Providing strategic thinking about how institutions are structured to guard against a range of threats to the United States.

  • Analyzing the threats and opportunities shaping global security.

  • Analyzing a host of issues, including the global military balance, asymmetric warfare, and regional conflicts.

  • Investigating a range of nuclear issues, including the security of existing weapons and materials, international nonproliferation regimes, and the human infrastructure needed to support capabilities and to deal with challenges.

  • Analyzing the threat of terrorism and working to develop a response that includes international dialogue and a cohesive effort by diplomatic, military, law enforcement, and intelligence personnel.

  • Generating innovative approaches to development through a bipartisan policy agenda.

  • Providing policy recommendations to enhance disaster response and preparedness in the United States and throughout the international community.

  • Developing solutions to the global food and water challenges that affect economic growth, human development, health, and stability.

  • Leveraging the private sector to spread economic development and prosperity around the globe.

  • Analyzing economic, environmental, and security implications for a range of alternative fuels and energy technologies.

  • Examining both short- and long-term forecasts and trends to offer insight on global energy markets.

  • Providing timely analysis of regional energy trends and the geopolitics of energy.

  • Understanding the complex links between energy security and climate change and discussing U.S. reengagement and global action.

  • Developing solutions to the global food and water challenges that affect economic growth, human development, health, and stability.

  • Informing U.S. strategic dialogues with Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

  • Creating a strategy for U.S. engagement on global health by bridging the foreign policy and public health communities

  • Understanding how HIV/AIDS affects regions of the world and working to strengthen U.S. leadership in combating the disease abroad.

  • Understanding demographic trajectories and their associated social, economic, and security implications to improve how strategic calculations are made.

  • Promoting long-range thinking across sectors and about a host of global strategic issues, including technology, resources, and education.

  • Researching how high-quality coverage of political, economic, security, social, and cultural developments contributes to wider awareness and understanding of global issues.

  • Understanding the many issues related to building a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that recognizes the threat as one of the major national security problems facing the United States while respecting American values related to privacy and civil liberties.

  • Understanding the role of civil space development in national and international security and foreign policy.

  • Understanding how technological change affects security and economic growth.