CFR Relaunches Renewing America to Explore Domestic Foundations of U.S. Leadership

CFR Relaunches Renewing America to Explore Domestic Foundations of U.S. Leadership

January 6, 2022 11:14 am (EST)

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As the United States marks the first anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has expanded its Renewing America initiative to focus on the domestic foundations of U.S. leadership—including mounting challenges to U.S. democracy and political institutions—and recommend needed policy fixes.    

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Originally launched in 2012, Renewing America serves as a hub for CFR content related to the economic, political, social, and technological issues that underpin the United States’ capacity to act globally in the twenty-first century. 

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“Conventional thinking about U.S. national security policy has focused largely on threats from abroad,” said Christopher M. Tuttle, who serves as senior fellow and director of Renewing America. “Today, however, many of the most troubling dangers facing the United States are right here at home, and the internal strengths on which the United States has relied for the last eighty years are increasingly shaky. Renewing America recognizes this reality and is dedicated to finding routes to shore up the domestic assets that serve as the basis of American power.” From 2015 to 2019, Tuttle served as policy director of the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations under Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN).       

The Renewing America hub features a wide variety of original content from CFR’s scholars and editorial team, including books, reports, blogs, Backgrounders, In Briefs, and events. 

“The United States is facing an array of domestic and international challenges. To succeed, it must strengthen its foundations—including its political foundations—at home,” said CFR Vice President and Deputy Director of Studies Shannon K. O’Neil. “We are pleased to relaunch Renewing America with new voices, fresh content, and innovative ideas in support of that goal.” 

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Renewing America covers nine critical issues that determine the United States’ ability to navigate a dynamic, competitive, and demanding world. These include education, energy and climate change, the future of work, immigration, infrastructure, innovation, politics and political institutions, social justice and equity, and trade and finance. 

Visit Renewing America to learn more. 

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