United States

While the U.S. remains the world's strongest military and economic power, its place and role on the international stage is shifting. There are potentially dramatic implications for international peace and security from a U.S. foreign policy that is increasingly inward-looking, less predictable, less multilateral, and more reliant on the threat or use of military force to achieve its objectives. In 2017, Crisis Group established its first program dedicated to analysing U.S. policy, understanding who makes and shapes it, and offering recommendations to help guide its trajectory. 

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3 Jun 2023
[US President Joe] Biden is in an election cycle, and the types of sanctions relief Iran is seeking won’t pass muster with the Congress. Al-Monitor

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
25 Feb 2023
Moving forward, the United States should ensure military coups are never seen by its partners as a viable option. Rolling Stone

Sarah Harrison

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program
16 Jan 2023
Whenever the American forces there [in Syria] are attacked, the question arises again: Why are they there? Globe Echo

Dareen Khalifa

Senior Analyst, Syria
9 Jan 2023
You see a lower operation tempo, what you might call GWOT-lite, but continuity in terms of deployments or even some increases in places in Africa. GRID

Brian Finucane

Senior Adviser, U.S.
12 Dec 2022
The U.S. has traditionally seen Africa as a problem to be solved, but its competitors see Africa as a place of opportunity, which is why they are pulling ahead. New York Times

Murithi Mutiga

Program Director, Africa
8 Nov 2022
If U.S. democracy looks like it is back on life support, I think you'll see even good friends of the U.S. start to edge away from Washington on democracy issues. Reuters

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