The Issues

Peace & Security
Stabilizing fragile peace settlements, and prevent regional conflicts from spinning out of control and producing humanitarian disasters, flow of illicit arms, state failure, and lawless areas that can become safe havens for terrorists and drug traffickers.
Nonproliferation & Disarmament
While reducing our nuclear stockpile, we have introduced concrete changes to our national nuclear posture that have reduced our reliance on nuclear weapons.
Poverty & Development
Promoting economic development, as well as democracy and responsible governance, is thus an essential pillar to American foreign policy.
Climate Change
Addressing the challenge of climate change is a top priority for the Obama Administration. At the UN as elsewhere, the world has welcomed a new American commitment to fighting global warming.
Human Rights & Democracy
Stabilize weak and failing states, prevent and resolve conflicts, reduce poverty, combat HIV/AIDS and other diseases, help refugees and the internally displaced, feed the hungry, and confront genocide and crimes against humanity.
UN Reform
The United Nations must be strengthened to meet the challenges of the 21st century. As the UN’s principal founder, its largest financial contributor, and its host country, the United States.