About Global Threats and Regional Stability

The world faces an unprecedented convergence of international threats and instability. High-intensity conflict and instability span the globe, and the spectrum of instability includes regions and states that are not necessarily in overt conflict, but that are institutionally and economically weak and vulnerable to shocks. The range of threats- among them, regional coercion and meddling, transnational terrorism, health insecurity, use of chemical and other unconventional weapons, massive displacement of populations, and overwhelming humanitarian crises- creates a complex operating environment. Traditional tools of response have proven increasingly ineffective against such crises, with the combination of threats and instability presenting novel challenges for policymakers. The International Security Program provides analysis and policy recommendations on meeting security objectives when faced with complex global threats and regional instability.