The United States’ National Security Strategy  lays out a vision for a free, open, secure, and prosperous world and a comprehensive plan to realize it.  This is not just our vision, but one shared by many other countries that seek to live in a world that respects the foundational principles of self-determination, territorial integrity, and political independence; where countries are free to determine their own foreign policy choices; information is allowed to flow freely; universal human rights are upheld; and the global economy operates on a level playing field – providing opportunity for all.

American diplomacy will continue to leverage our country’s unrivaled networks of allies and partners to build the strongest and broadest possible coalition of nations.  Together, we will advance and defend this vision at a moment when revisionist, authoritarian powers are undermining international peace and stability and we face unprecedented, shared challenges, like the climate crisis and pandemics, that threaten the lives and livelihoods of all our people.

This is a decisive decade for the United States and the world. I am confident that, as we have done throughout our history, we will seize this moment and rise to the challenge.

U.S. Department of State

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