The Forum’s mission is to encourage discussion, development, and dissemination of practical, policy-relevant ideas that will help to free humanity from the fear of terrorism and war. We think globally, promoting security that is inclusive, civilian-led, and consistent with the rule of law, including human rights. We believe that international cooperation and the use of incentives and sanctions, rather than overreliance on military force, is essential for the progress of a secure, civilized society in every country.
Since the Forum was founded thirty-five years ago, we have earned the trust of governments, international organizations, and experts around the world for our policy-relevant research and our innovative work to encourage regional cooperation around common security goals. We have designed and implemented programs on five continents that have forged partnerships to help governments and civil society organizations to effectively address the most urgent global security threats. For more information about our programming please visit the Global Center on Cooperative Security.