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Each Congress, FP4A develops a policy agenda that guides our advocacy and helps our community to hold Congress accountable.

Atlantic Alliance

The United States must continue to broaden and deepen the transatlantic relationship as a cornerstone for the defense of shared values and the rules-based international order.


Managing geostrategic and economic competition between the United States and China is one of the most consequential and complex challenges we face.

Climate Change

Climate change is a crisis of global magnitude, threatening nations regardless of size, location, and power. To avoid the worst consequences of our climate crisis, the U.S. must work to accelerate the clean energy transition and increase the resilience of our infrastructure and communities – at home and abroad.


Recognizing the decades-long failure of U.S. policy on Cuba to achieve its goals, the United States should focus on supporting the Cuban people, including through enhanced humanitarian efforts, bolstering private enterprise, and engaging the Cuban government, when possible and with human rights always in mind.

Defense Budget

In the current competition between democracies and authoritarian regimes, sustaining our national security requires investing in both our military capabilities and the diverse tools of statecraft for managing our international interests consistent with our national security strategy.

Democracy and Human Rights

In the face of global democratic backsliding, authoritarianism, and emerging technologies that can be used as tools for suppression and hate, the United States must stand for democracy and human rights both at home and abroad.


American diplomacy is in urgent need of modernization to keep pace with current international challenges and to attract and retain a competitive workforce.

Extreme Poverty

We cannot afford to see the recent trend of backsliding in global poverty and hunger eradication continue.

Fighting Corruption

Corruption is a global enterprise that threatens our values and interests, contributing to human, economic, and political insecurity around the world and here at home.

Gender Equity

Women and girls face significant obstacles to their full and equal participation in society, which undermine their own well-being and threaten global peace and security. More American leadership is needed to advance gender equity, shift the status quo, and produce better outcomes for our world's women and girls.

Global Health

The health and safety of the American people is directly connected to the health and safety of people around the world. Strong U.S. leadership on global health is needed to effectively promote our values, strengthen global security and prosperity, combat the influence of our adversaries and competitors.

International Affairs Budget

Faced with rising competition with China and compounding global crises, the United States must increase overall funding for diplomacy and development through the International Affairs budget.

International Organizations

The U.S. must reinvest and reengage in international organizations, to ensure that our values and interests are represented in important multilateral fora and decision-making bodies.


Since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Iran's defiance of international norms, support for militant groups, and nuclear pursuits have threatened global peace and security. The U.S. must continue to embrace diplomacy to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions and de-escalate tensions, and stand in solidarity with the Iranian people who suffer under the regime's oppression.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Today there is an urgent need to prevent further regional escalation and to finally arrive at an irrevocable path to a two-state solution, with the full backing of the international community.

Migration and Refugees

America’s outdated immigration policies fail to live up to U.S. values and economic interests. Comprehensive immigration reform is needed to strengthen our asylum and refugee programs, expand legal pathways for migration, and address the root causes of irregular migration.

North Korea

North Korea's nuclear ambitions increasingly threaten the security of the United States and our allies. The U.S. needs to lead diplomatic efforts to roll back North Korea's nuclear program, support humanitarian aid to North Koreans, and reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Nuclear Risk Reduction

An increasing number of U.S. adversaries are advancing their nuclear programs and at the same time international guardrails for reducing nuclear risks are deteriorating. Renewed American diplomatic leadership is essential to reduce the risk of intentional or accidental use of nuclear weapons.

Trade and Supply Chains

To ensure our own economic security and promote global peace and prosperity, we must take steps to increase U.S. leadership in the technologies and industries at the heart of the 21st century economy and work with allies and partners to build resilient, diversified, and sustainable global supply chains.

Use of Military Force

Congress needs to reassert its constitutional role in the authorization of the use of military force and take appropriate steps to ensure that U.S. military power is employed consistent with our foreign policy and national security interests and American values.