Democracy in U.S. Security Strategy: From Promotion to Support
- Larry Diamond, Stanford University
- Francis Fukuyama, Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Alexander T. J. Lennon, CSIS, project director
Since its inception and throughout U.S. history, democracy has played a central role in U.S. engagement with the world. Yet, recent setbacks warrant reevaluating the place of democracy promotion in U.S. strategy. What role, if any, should democracy have in U.S. security strategy and public diplomacy today?
Extensive interviews with former senior policymakers and diplomats, strategic analysts and democracy experts, along with in-depth explorations of alternative strategies by Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama, and Michael McFaul--all enhanced by an elite, bipartisan advisory committee--helped understand the strategic community's perceived shortfalls in democracy promotion today, shape alternatives for how it might be recast, and recommend the role for democracy, or some similar concept, in U.S. security strategy.
Further information about the project can be found at www.csis.org/isp/democracypromotion