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Cross-Cutting Challenges and Special Initiatives

Cross-Cutting Challenges and Special Initiatives

Our work in Cross-cutting challenges and special initiatives

Addressing major challenges in the complex and ever-changing international environment requires insightful knowledge, its practical application, and its effective communication to policymakers and relevant organizations. To bring nongovernmental expertise to bear on international security issues, the Cross-Cutting Challenges and Special Initiatives subprogram supports efforts to strengthen independent scholarship and networks of policy-relevant scholars, bridge the gap between academia and policy, deepen congressional knowledge of international affairs, and respond to special challenges and opportunities affecting international security. Grants aim to advance policy-relevant research, disseminate and apply key insights, strengthen expertise, and promote international cooperation among scholars and institutions.