A New Era of Great Power Competition

We have reached an inflection point. Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, the United States and its allies have entered into a new era of geopolitical competition with ascendant powers. This new era of competition has challenged foundational ideas and institutions of the post-World War II global order: multilateralism, market liberalism, and even democracy itself.

At the dawn of this new era, the United States has the economic, technological, and strategic power to compete and lead on the global stage. Now, we need a long-term strategic vision to address the three pivotal challenges of the twenty-first century.


Trade and Industrial Security

Shaping trade policy to support American workers, secure America's supply chains, and advance equitable trade practices.



Modernizing America's cyber strategy to enhance deterrence, defend against cyber attacks, and protect intellectual property and national security.



Foregrounding the nexus of economic and ecological risk and opportunity to meet the 21st-century climate imperative.

Sowing a new strategic vision

Like the soil, sunshine, and rain that create world-class wines along Napa Valley's Silverado Trail, the three stages of our accelerator model allow good ideas to grow into action-oriented policy initiatives.


Convening diverse groups of policy experts and stakeholders to generate productive disagreement over policy challenges and germinate fresh solutions to those challenges.


Leveraging the policy expertise of our Strategic Council, technical team, and campaign partners to transform novel policy ideas into actionable policy initiatives.


Building and executing campaigns to guide our initiatives through the necessary channels of implementation, be they statutory, regulatory, or at the agency level.

Realizing a comprehensive strategy in the twenty-first century will require creativity and collaboration. Silverado works with a bipartisan group of policymakers, stakeholders, and experts to build support for actionable policy initiatives and ignite a 21st-century race to the top.