The American Security Project is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy and research organization dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of a range of national security issues, promoting debate about the appropriate use of American power, and cultivating strategic responses to 21st century challenges.
The principal threats to American national security are not unique to the United States, but are common to allies and other nations around the world. Terrorism and weapons proliferation, to cite just two, are shared dangers that require global consensus and a common response.
ASP believes that we must restore American leadership in the world and recommit to cooperation with other nations to enhance our national security and to find the common ground that will strengthen security across the globe.
The American public understands the complexities of today’s global challenges, but has too often been misled by empty rhetoric and cherry-picked facts. ASP is organized around the belief that honest public discussion of national security requires a better-informed citizenry–one that understands the dangers and opportunities of the 21st century, the spectrum of available responses, and the benefits and drawbacks of each course of action.
Understanding and articulating American beliefs and values related to U.S. foreign policy and national security is crucial to creating effective policy that builds consensus. ASP was formed to help Americans–from opinion leaders to the general public–understand how national security issues relate directly to them, and to explain challenges and threats in a way that spurs constructive action.
To accomplish this, ASP is dedicated to building collaborative communities, exploring divergent viewpoints and engaging Americans where they live.
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