This initiative explores in depth the global security role that the United States could and should play in the 21st century. Events and trends that used to seem too remote to be America's concern now ripple across the entire globe. As Americans debate how to achieve security in an increasingly interconnected global system, the foundation is focusing on the role of international norms and cooperation in US national security. In particular, it examines how the United States should work with other nations to strengthen the multilateral rules-based order rather than stand apart from it.

Read more about the Stanley Foundation's work on US and global security.

This page is part of Rising Powers: The New Global Reality, a project from the Stanley Foundation.