The Vandenberg Coalition

We are a non-partisan network of foreign policy scholars and practitioners who believe in the power of American leadership to protect American national security.

Who We Are

The Vandenberg Coalition is a non-partisan network of foreign policy leaders, both experts and practitioners, advancing the position that the national security, prosperity, and freedom of the United States require a strong and proud foreign policy.

The Coalition aims to ensure that elected officials, candidates for government office, and the press have a common, credible and fact-based source of information on defense and foreign policy and access to a network of future leaders and practitioners committed to American leadership in the world.

There are critical moments in the life of every nation which call for the straightest, the plainest and the most courageous thinking of which we are capable. We confront such a moment now.

The Latest News and Events

Beyond the Water’s Edge February 21, 2024

The U.N. Is Failing Women and the Cause of Human Dignity | The Taiwan Catastrophe | Most of the Money in the ‘Foreign Aid’ Bill Would Stay in the U.S. | A Most Predictable Death | The Shifting Balance of Power in the Black Sea | Worrywurst at the Munich Security Conference

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Beyond the Water’s Edge February 14, 2024

America’s Maritime Policies Need a Reboot | True North: Canadian Politics, the Tory Alternative, and the United States | The Cuban Regime’s Triple Threat | China, Russia & Iran: How U.S. Can Deter and Defeat the Axis of Autocracy | National Review | Asset or Adversary? Qatar Looks Worryingly Like Both to the U.S. | The Empty Sloganeering of a ‘Two-State Solution’ | How the War in Ukraine Shapes Iran’s Strategic Gains and Ambitions

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Beyond the Water’s Edge February 7, 2024

Americans Need Domestic Unity for Effective Foreign Policy | A New Strategy Can Save Ukraine | The Two-State Delusion | Countering Iranian Aggression in Jordan & Beyond | The Only Way to Stop Hamas Is to Stop Iran from Rebuilding It

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Our Team

The Vandenberg Coalition’s team represents former government officials who have worked across multiple presidential administrations and have seen firsthand the critical role American leadership plays in preserving American security.