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Standing Up for Liberal Democracy in the World

We believe in a “progressive internationalism” that unflinchingly confronts new threats to our national security but also embraces our historic role as an advocate of liberal democracy. We believe in a muscular foreign policy that is tough but pragmatic.

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Don’t Listen to the Polls: Why Obama Has More Room for Foreign Activism Than Polls Suggest

It’s become a truism that Americans have turned so far inward that they will not tolerate national security initiatives that carry a risk of major costs…

China’s Growing Naval Power

Read the entire memo It’s clear that China’s Navy is growing in size and quality. Not only does China have the largest navy in East…

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The Daily Beast: Will Iran Get a Better Deal Than U.S. Oil?

As Congress takes up the Iran nuclear deal next month, it ought to confront this paradox: The agreement allows the Iranians to do something Americans…

PPI Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

Progressive Policy Institute President Will Marshall today released the following statement after the announcement of a landmark nuclear agreement between the United States, Iran, and…

The Iran deal and collective security

A buoyant President Obama announced on April 2 “a historic understanding with Iran” to defang its nuclear program. Chalk one up for the president’s oft-criticized…

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PPI Returns from 2015 Digital Trade Mission to Europe

Dear Friend, We’re just back from Europe, where last week PPI led a bipartisan delegation of Congressional staff on a four-day swing through three capitals:…

The Hill: Leading out front

President Obama’s forceful speech to the United Nations last week appeared to mark a sharp—and welcome—turn in his thinking about Islamist terrorism and the wisdom…

Five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism

Yesterday’s airstrikes on Islamic State and other terrorist targets in Syria yield five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism: First, Syria has…