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

  • Developing an agenda that promotes good governance at the intersection of the private and public sectors, confronts corruption, and encourages accountability.

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

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

  • The United States places a high priority on the sectors that most strongly impact women’s and family health—family planning, maternal and child health, and immunizations—to support U.S. goals in global health, development, foreign policy, and security.

  • Understanding the nexus between health and security is an increasingly urgent US policy priority, as proliferating global instability stalls progress toward global health goals, disrupts health service delivery, and threatens to spark the next pandemic.

  • Infectious diseases remain one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and efforts to prevent and control their spread make up the majority of U.S. investments in global health.

  • Multilateral organizations complement U.S. bilateral programs and play a key role in addressing preeminent global health challenges.

  • Examining how the shifting spaces for civil society around the world affects the strength of independent research.

  • Researching how human rights abuses impacts stability and poses a fundamental challenge to a state’s trajectory.

  • Understanding issues related to building a comprehensive national cybersecurity strategy that recognizes security threats and challenges facing the U.S. while respecting privacy and civil liberties.

  • Intelligence supports critical missions from cyber-espionage to counter-terrorism. Examining the relationship between technological innovation, civil liberties, and intelligence systems such as signals intelligence and national technical means.

  • New technologies will determine how future conflicts are fought and won. Exploring the nexus between technologies with defense applications and emerging challenges to combat effectiveness.

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

  • The pace of technological innovation is transforming how we communicate, collaborate, and coordinate across all sectors. Analyzing how rapid change affects all aspects of society, from national security to our daily lives.

  • Studying the policies and trends affecting the economic landscape of the Asia-Pacific at national, regional, and global levels with a focus on improving U.S. foreign economic policy.

  • Seeking to understand economic policymaking from the factors that shape it to its long-term impact.

  • Evaluating the health, trajectory, and efficacy of the Bretton Woods institutions in an era of diffuse economic power.

  • Providing analysis of the climate, trends, and upside and downside risks in the global commercial environment.