• maintaining and strengthening national security at home and abroad;

• encouraging the understanding of and support for countries committed to the core values that inspired the American founding, including political, economic, social, and religious pluralism;

• fostering greater awareness and engagement with developing countries and peoples on the part of the United States;

• promoting a culture of respect for authentic human rights;

• and advancing an open global economy, governed by both an ethic of responsibility and the rule of law.