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Hans Hogrefe, Fellow, Our Secure Future (OSF)
Cassandra Zavislak, WPS Project Specialist (OSF)
January 25, 2023

Women, Peace and Security and the 2022 National Security Strategy

A Strategic Blindspot in US National Security Interests
This brief examines the inclusion of the Women, Peace and Security agenda in the Biden Administration’s 2022 National Security Strategy, and compares it to the ways in which the Trump Administration’s 2017 National Security Strategy addresses the full participation of women in our national security ...
Hans Hogrefe
Sahana Dharmapuri
Cassandra Zavislak
February 10, 2022

Inclusion of Women in the FY22 NDAA (P.L. 117-81)

Congress is currently discussing the inclusion of women in the current NDAA. Read our brief summary of specific references to the inclusion of women in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2022 (NDAA, P.L. 117-81).
October 20, 2021

WPS Message Guide

This message guide, complete with key dates and messages, is designed to serve as a roadmap for partners supporting WPS objectives.
August 10, 2021

It’s Time for a U.S. Special Representative on Women, Peace and Security

The new Biden Administration will encounter a mix of traditional and non-traditional security challenges, including authoritarian governments and state aggression, violent non-state actors, cyber threats, climate change, and human rights abuses. All of these security threats have a dimension often t...
May 14, 2021

Women, Peace and Security Congressional Caucus Overview

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus was officially established in January 2020. The WPS Caucus seeks to ensure that the WPS goals stated in UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and in the Women, Peace and Security Act are actively considered national security and foreign policy priorities for ...
Erin Cooper
January 18, 2021

Teaching the WPS Agenda in a Changing Security Landscape

In October 2020, Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference partnered with the Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security within the Canadian Defence Academy to examine how to advance understanding of the WPS Agenda in the professional military education context.
Stephenie Foster
Susan Markham
Sahana Dharmapuri
January 06, 2021

Concrete Steps Toward a Feminist Foreign Policy

This paper seeks to do one thing: to make recommendations about how a feminist foreign policy could be operationalized within the US government.
Kelly Case, Sahana Dharmapuri, Hans Hogrefe, Miki Jacevic, Jolynn Shoemaker, Moira Whelan, Edited by Erin Cooper
May 15, 2020

SECURITY FOR ALL. Applying the Women, Peace and Security Lens to the COVID-19 Pandemic Response in the US

The COVID-19 pandemic does not respect borders or power. Armies, weapons, and fortifications will not destroy it. COVID-19 is a national security threat of a different kind. The United States and countries around the world need to reexamine what it takes for people to be safe.
April 13, 2020

Feminist Foreign Policy Poll Results

Our Secure Future polled 1,500 registered U.S. voters for their view on foreign policy decision makers, their representations in that area, and if they considered themselves to be feminist.