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Grant Highlight | Foreign Policy Research

We are proud to support research that challenges status quo thinking and inspires fresh perspectives in the foreign policy debate.

Managing Relations with China

As Washington, DC gears up for an era of “Great Power Competition” with China, academics and policymakers should ask whether the underlying assumption that these two states are destined for conflict is true.

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Executive-Legislative Relations and War Powers

As the underlying legal authorities for American activities in Yemen, Syria, and elsewhere attract increasing scrutiny, policymakers must appreciate the need for appropriate oversight and accountability over the power to commence, fund, and finish hostilities.

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The Future of America’s Alliances

Given problems with burden-sharing and conflicting interests, U.S. policymakers should reevaluate the costs and benefits of the U.S.’s security commitments.

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Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East

As political will mounts to leave foreign conflicts and bring American troops home, policymakers must grapple with exit strategies and the lessons learned from the last few decades of engagement.

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We support research on pressing issues.

Technology and Innovation Research Grants

Technological advances have transformed the human experience and led to vast increases in societal well-being. Such advances are best enabled by an environment that does not hinder technological progress and a culture that welcomes innovation.

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Toleration and Free Speech Research Grants

Embracing differences helps people grow as individuals and leads to new ideas and innovations that improve everyone’s lives. A culture that inspires courageous collaborations, free speech, and free expression, allows people to peacefully exchange ideas and meaningfully engage with people who have differing views.

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Criminal Justice Reform Grants

The criminal justice system affects everything from individual opportunity and family cohesion to public safety and community life. A better understanding of the criminal justice system and its effects on society will help identify opportunities to create better long-term outcomes for all involved.

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Foreign Policy Research Grants

A government’s most important task is to secure the rights and liberties of its citizens—in part, by providing for the common defense. For this reason, the United States should maintain a strong military to keep America safe, prosperous, and free.

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