• August 12, 2022

    Bipartisan Consensus Emerges on NATO’s Addition of Finland and Sweden

    Grant Heminger | August 12, 2022

    As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, the world is keeping a close eye on the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), raising questions about what role the alliance will play in the region. As a result, NATO...

  • August 9, 2022

    Digital Connectivity: The Benefits of Inclusive Internet Access

    Danielle Nelson | August 9, 2022

    The United States plays a central role in advancing inclusive economic growth, gender empowerment, and global health through investments in digital connectivity around the world. With healthier and more prosperous communities around the world, these...

  • July 27, 2022

    International Affairs Budget Programs with USGLC’s Interns: Changing Lives at Home and Around the World

    Jessica Ritchie, Evan Nye | July 27, 2022

    At the USGLC, we are leading advocates of the International Affairs Budget (IAB), so one of the first things we discuss with our interns is the importance of these programs for America’s global leadership in development and diplomacy around the world. At just 1% of the total federal budget, IAB programs are a strategic investment in advancing our country’s health, economic, and security interests. They play a critical role in responding to humanitarian crises, tackling global health challenges, and preventing conflict, among many other vital activities. Moreover, international affairs funding from Congress is responsible for supporting agencies and programs that include the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, and global health and foreign assistance.

  • July 11, 2022

    Latin America and the Caribbean: A Key Region for the United States and China

    Jessica Ritchie, Alejandra Casillas | July 11, 2022

    China’s growing influence has become a driving topic in Washington, DC , with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and the Administration highlighting the need to compete in Latin America, the Caribbean, and around the world. U.S. agencies are...

  • June 22, 2022

    Climate Change’s Shadow Over Global Health

    Jessica Ritchie | June 22, 2022

    The implications of climate change for global health are impossible to deny, with climate change not only exacerbating existing health threats but also creating new public health challenges...

  • June 6, 2022

    Climate Change: A National Security Imperative

    Sean Sorbie | June 6, 2022

    Rising seas, the destruction of ecosystems, and unpredictable and severe weather: the immediate impacts of climate change phenomena such as these challenge America’s national security both in the near and long term. A whole-of-society approach...

  • May 23, 2022

    On the Brink: How Food Security and Climate Change Contributes to Social Unrest in Sri Lanka

    Jack Berson | May 23, 2022

    Food insecurity is not only a humanitarian crisis, but also a product of and a cause of civil unrest that can drive political instability around the world, as seen in Sri Lanka today. Globally, middle- and low-income economies are tackling worrying levels of food insecurity. Today, 811 million people go to bed hungry every night. Continued supply chains disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine have exacerbated social, political, and economic challenges. These shocks are reverberating throughout the world.

  • May 23, 2022

    USGLC Hosts Secretary Blinken at a Private Sector Roundtable on Humanitarian Assistance in Ukraine

    Dana Bruce, Alexis-Clair Roehrich | May 23, 2022

    USGLC brought together senior executive leaders from Airbnb, Cargill, Citi, Loews Corporation, Mastercard, PepsiCo, and Tent Foundation in New York City on Thursday, May 19 for an important conversation with Secretary Blinken on the role the private sector has played in providing humanitarian relief to the conflict in Ukraine, the next phase of reconstruction efforts, and other development initiatives to address global challenges. These leaders represent hundreds of businesses – large and small – who make up the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

  • May 16, 2022

    The Humanitarian Impacts of the Afghanistan Withdrawal

    Coby Jones | May 16, 2022

    Human rights in Afghanistan have a long history of turmoil. The U.S. withdrawal and the Taliban take-over have escalated a humanitarian crisis in a country that already struggled with protecting equal rights. Now is the time for the international...

  • April 22, 2022

    Celebrating Earth Day

    Evan Nye | April 22, 2022

    Today marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, one of the world’s largest secular observances in which more than a billion people around the globe recognize the need to invest in our planet. People are celebrating by planting trees, picking up litter, demonstrating in their communities, and asking policymakers and leaders from their communities to support this year’s Earth Day theme to #InvestInOurPlanet.