The National Strategy Information Center (NSIC) undertakes innovative, results-oriented research and educational programs to enhance security in the United States and promote democracy and the rule of law abroad. Founded in 1962, the Washington-based NSIC combines analytical prowess with practical application, identifying problems and developing potential solutions. It tests its findings in the real world through pilot projects and other techniques. Lessons learned are then incorporated into actionable tools. NSIC subsequently collaborates with major partners who can apply their greater resources to extend the reach and effectiveness of these initiatives. MORE

FEATURED PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

Adapting America’s Security Paradigm & Capabilities

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  • Although the 21st century security environment is complex, there are discernable patterns and certainties that will challenge us for decades. NSIC identifies tools and skill sets to manage them. MORE

  • VIDEO FEATURE

    Senior security practitioners from democracies provide insight into major 21st century irregular threats confronting the U.S. and other democracies. VIEW FULL SCREEN

  • NEW INITIATIVE

    NSIC is identifying competitive soft power techniques to advance democratic ideals and interests. more

  • ACTION AGENDA AND PUBLICATIONS

    NEW PUBLICATION

    NSIC researchers identify how the U.S. can develop and operationalize political capabilities to support stability and democratic transitions in key regions. more

Developing Support for the Rule of Law: A Culture of Lawfulness

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  • NSIC’s Culture of Lawfulness Project develops the capacity of civil society and governmental officials to foster widespread support for the rule of law. These efforts empower local leaders to harness the educational power of multiple sectors of their society. MORE

  • VIDEO

    A true story about governmental and nongovernmental leaders in Palermo, Sicily who fought the mafia and fostered a culture of lawfulness. VIEW FULL SCREEN

  • PUBLICATIONS AND CURRICULA

    The World Bank report showcases NSIC’s project in the Colombian City of Pereira to improve quality of life. more

    NSIC’s culture of lawfulness education and curricula are integrated into schools, police, government, media, and faith-based and secular organizations. more