Strategic Focus Areas

Supporting a Secure and Prosperous Future


We believe that, after eighteen years, it is time for a military withdrawal from Afghanistan. As the U.S. seeks to ensure a stable and secure end state in Afghanistan, diplomacy should be at the forefront of our efforts.


We believe that a comprehensive, whole-of-government approach to Iran is critical. Without diplomacy, the US risks stumbling into a military-first approach.

North Korea

ACNSL leaders support the continued dialogue with North Korea and believe it is the best option to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

Arms Control

The ACNSL has taken on this new issue area to raise awareness for the importance of arms control. Our goal is to promote diplomacy with Russia as an essential aspect of strategic stability.

Diplomatic Readiness

We strongly believe that American national interests are undermined when we compromise Foreign Service readiness and fail to fully staff our embassies.