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McCain Institute McCain Institute advances character-driven leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity. Guided by values that have animated the career of Senator John McCain and the McCain family for generations, The McCain Institute is a non-partisan do-tank dedicated to advancing character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity – in the United States and around the world.

The Institute seeks to promote humanitarian action, human freedom and democracy, and national security, and to embrace technology in producing better designs for educated decisions in national and international policy.

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We are excited that the Emergency Family Stabilization Act is re-introduced by a group of bipartisan senators. This legi...
02/10/2021

We are excited that the Emergency Family Stabilization Act is re-introduced by a group of bipartisan senators. This legislation will ensure that prolonged child and youth #homelessness does not result from the #COVID19 outbreak. https://bit.ly/2MuSL5H

Sen. McCain visited Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem in #Israel in 2008 and stated its importance “of remem...
01/27/2021

Sen. McCain visited Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem in #Israel in 2008 and stated its importance “of remembrance of man’s inhumanity to man, and a remembrance to the courage, bravery and sustainability of the human spirit.” We Will Never Forget #HolocaustMemorialDay #WeRemember

Last year, authoritarians exploited dis- and misinformation to undermine elections, quell political opposition, and jail...
01/15/2021
Countering Authoritarians Use of Disinformation: The Road Ahead in 2021

Last year, authoritarians exploited dis- and misinformation to undermine elections, quell political opposition, and jail journalists. Join us and Internews on 1/27 for a conversation on the road ahead in addressing the flood of disinformation. https://www.mccaininstitute.org/events/countering-authoritarians-use-of-disinformation-the-road-ahead-in-2021/

Around the globe in 2020, authoritarians exploited dis- and misinformation to undermine elections, quell political opposition, and jail journalists. With a new administration in Washington and vaccines that hold promise to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control, how will the dis- and misinformati...

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, authoritarian leaders are using the virus as an excu...
01/05/2021
COVID-19: AN EXCUSE FOR REPRESSING HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, authoritarian leaders are using the virus as an excuse to curtail freedoms and consolidate power. https://www.mccaininstitute.org/covid-19-an-excuse-for-repressing-human-rights-and-civil-liberties/

By the Democracy & Human Rights Working Group*   Governments are responsible for protecting their citizens and ensuring their health and safety, and in extreme situations, this protection may include the temporary suspension or limiting of civil liberties for the sake of public health. However, the...

As communication is becoming increasingly digital it is more important than ever for parents to help kids navigate their...
01/04/2021
REAL Friends Don't

As communication is becoming increasingly digital it is more important than ever for parents to help kids navigate their online relationships and get R.E.A.L. about online exploitation. Help your kids understand who their real friends are. #REALFriendsDont www.realfriendsdont.org

REAL FRIENDS DON’T…pretend to be something they’re not. Real friends don’t make you feel uncomfortable. Real friends don’t ask for sexually explicit pictures. With everything going on today, you can’t be there for every click. To help kids navigate their time online we’ve developed too...

As communication is becoming increasingly digital, it is more important than ever for parents to help kids navigate thei...
12/16/2020

As communication is becoming increasingly digital, it is more important than ever for parents to help kids navigate their online relationships and get R.E.A.L. about online exploitation. Help your kids understand who their real friends are. #REALFriendsDont Learn more: www.realfriendsdont.org

One devastating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the increasing strain facing global workers' rights. https://ww...
11/30/2020
GLOBAL WORKER RIGHTS INCREASINGLY UNDER ATTACK DURING PANDEMIC

One devastating effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the increasing strain facing global workers' rights. https://www.mccaininstitute.org/global-worker-rights-increasingly-under-attack-during-pandemic/

By the Democracy & Human Rights Working Group* For 150 years, independent trade unions have worked to protect and promote core worker rights, including freedom of association, freedom of collective bargaining, and the right to strike. The trade union movement directly address power and leaders on bo...

Whether your turkey is baked or fried, we’d like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

Whether your turkey is baked or fried, we’d like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

"It is imperative that we build upon the bipartisan foundation of VAWA and create more human rights protections for wome...
11/25/2020
Honoring the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

"It is imperative that we build upon the bipartisan foundation of VAWA and create more human rights protections for women and support a more just and equitable nation for all" https://www.mccaininstitute.org/blog/honoring-the-international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women/

Wednesday, November 25, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women; a day to call on the public to educate themselves on one of the most pervasive and universal human rights violations of the modern century: gender-based violence. This brutality against women and girls has be...

How does Russia make use of "frozen conflicts" to maintain influence in former Soviet states? A look at Russia, NATO and...
11/24/2020
Nagorno-Karabakh shows the wisdom of NATO enlargement

How does Russia make use of "frozen conflicts" to maintain influence in former Soviet states? A look at Russia, NATO and Nagorno-Karabakh https://www.mccaininstitute.org/blog/nagorno-karabakh-shows-the-wisdom-of-nato-enlargement/

NATO enlargement since the end of the Cold War has sometimes been blamed for the current poor state of relations between Russia and the West. This thinking often rests on unrealistic expectations for Russia’s development after 1991 and overlooks the major benefits NATO membership had for the count...

Interested in national security, human rights, or leadership? We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2021 #Int...
11/19/2020
Internships

Interested in national security, human rights, or leadership? We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2021 #Internships! https://www.mccaininstitute.org/internships/

The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University offers part-time and full-time internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates in Washington, DC. Participants in our internship program are eligible for academic credit. Interns at the McCain Institute....

"Governments should not pick winners and losers among religions, but neither should they be afraid to engage with faith ...
11/16/2020
Religious Freedom is Essential to Democracy

"Governments should not pick winners and losers among religions, but neither should they be afraid to engage with faith leaders."

Read why “America’s first freedom” is essential to democracy. #ReligiousFreedom https://www.mccaininstitute.org/blog/religious-freedom-is-essential-to-democracy/

October 27 is International Religious Freedom Day and marks the 22nd anniversary of the passage of the bipartisan International Religious Freedom Act. It is often been said that the greatest evidence of one’s devotion to religious liberty is in the lengths we will go to defend it for those of anot...

Interested in national security, human rights, or leadership? We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2021 #Int...
11/13/2020
Internships

Interested in national security, human rights, or leadership? We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2021 #Internships! https://www.mccaininstitute.org/internships/

The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University offers part-time and full-time internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates in Washington, DC. Participants in our internship program are eligible for academic credit. Interns at the McCain Institute....

TODAY: Looking to make sense of the #ElectionDay results? Join us at 4pm ET for a special #StraightTalkLive as the exper...
11/12/2020
Straight Talk Live Part 2 | 2020 Elections: Results + Observations

TODAY: Looking to make sense of the #ElectionDay results? Join us at 4pm ET for a special #StraightTalkLive as the experts break down everything you need to know. https://www.mccaininstitute.org/events/straight-talk-live-part-2-2020-elections-results-observations/

The McCain Institute invites you to Straight Talk Live part two on November 12, 2020 at 4 p.m. EST. Our guests will discuss the results and share their observations from one of the most anticipated U.S. presidential elections in modern history. Cindy McCain will introduce the conversation moderated....

We salute those who have defended our country and freedoms and are still doing so today. Thank you to all of our America...
11/11/2020

We salute those who have defended our country and freedoms and are still doing so today. Thank you to all of our American veterans and their families #VeteransDay

Election season should be a hopeful time for all Americans as we recognize the promise and possibilities of democracy. #...
11/06/2020

Election season should be a hopeful time for all Americans as we recognize the promise and possibilities of democracy. #InspireDemocracy

"Governments should not pick winners and losers among religions, but neither should they be afraid to engage with faith ...
10/29/2020
Religious Freedom is Essential to Democracy

"Governments should not pick winners and losers among religions, but neither should they be afraid to engage with faith leaders."

Read why “America’s first freedom” is essential to democracy. #ReligiousFreedom https://www.mccaininstitute.org/blog/religious-freedom-is-essential-to-democracy/

October 27 is International Religious Freedom Day and marks the 22nd anniversary of the passage of the bipartisan International Religious Freedom Act. It is often been said that the greatest evidence of one’s devotion to religious liberty is in the lengths we will go to defend it for those of anot...

Former U.S. House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan grew up idolizing America’s 40th President and now sits on the Rea...
10/23/2020
Will civil campaigns and idealistic politics survive?

Former U.S. House of Representative Speaker Paul Ryan grew up idolizing America’s 40th President and now sits on the Reagan Library Board. What did the future Speaker learn about the Gipper that fueled a career in politics? He told us on #InTheArena https://www.mccaininstitute.org/podcast/will-civil-campaigns-and-idealistic-politics-survive/

Rick Davis, John McCain’s campaign manager and Institute board member, caught up with former U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. These two top practitioners have an exquisite conversation about the formation and conduct of campaigns past, the importance of character, and the intersection of polic...

IN 2 HOURS: Join Ambassador Mark Green, Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback & Sunday Afolabi Alao of...
10/21/2020
Promoting Religious Respect and Preventing Violence in West Africa

IN 2 HOURS: Join Ambassador Mark Green, Ambassador at Large for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback & Sunday Afolabi Alao of the International Republican Institute (IRI) for a conversation on confronting the decline of #ReligiousFreedom in West Africa. RSVP here https://www.mccaininstitute.org/events/promoting-religious-respect-and-preventing-violence-in-west-africa/

Recently, religious liberties in West Africa have been on the decline. While many West African countries constitutionally allow for religious diversity, different regional and local actors have contributed to the decline of these freedoms. This has led to the political, economic and social disenfran...

10/15/2020
John McCain Town Hall

No matter what happens in the final stretch of a presidential campaign, civility, honesty and integrity can and MUST prevail. #TBT to John McCain’s epic town hall response in 2008.

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