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

Why Won’t Washington Speak Out About the Latest Crisis in Iran?

Victoria Coates

National Review

November 27, 2021


Bottom Line: Victoria Coates asks why the Biden administration–which has claimed to put human rights and climate issues at the center of its foreign policy–has failed to speak out over Tehran’s crackdown on protests against egregious environmental mismanagement which has left much of the country in a dangerous state of drought.

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How America Lost Its Leverage on Iran

Richard Goldberg

Foundation for Defense of Democracies

November 23, 2021


Bottom Line: TVC Advisory Board member Richard Goldberg argues that Congress has a unique opportunity to show bipartisan unity in the name of national security by passing legislation to reinforce sanctions until Iran gives up its nuclear program and sponsorship of terrorist organizations.

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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.