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 28, 2024

4 Myths About Ukraine that Might Sound Right But Are Actually Wrong | The ‘Cold War’ as We Know It Is a Myth, Yet Its Underlying Conflict Never Ended | Israel’s Reasonable War Aims and Strategy | China Circumvents U.S. Tariffs by Shipping More Goods via Mexico | Ending the Houthi Threat to Red Sea Shipping | Moscow’s Aggression, Moldova’s Defiance | Give Marines the Sea-Going Tools They Need To Pack a Punch

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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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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.