Truman National Security Project

Dictators or Extremists: A False Choice in the Middle East

The recent battlefield gains of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and President Obama’s decision to send hundreds of American military advisors to Iraq have sparked debates in the United States about what interest the U.S. truly has in helping the government in Baghdad confront brutal Islamist extremists. Add to this the fierce […]

The Truman community on Bowe Bergdahl

After 5 years as a prisoner of war in Taliban captivity, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed at the end of May. The controversy over the cost of his securing his freedom – including the release of 5 Taliban members from American custody – then dominated the news cycle in early June. Throughout, Truman […]

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What Vladmir Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know about Russia

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain—Russia’s flexing behavior is a flimsy façade to cover for economic feebleness A troubling sentiment appears to have taken hold in many corners of Europe in response to Russia’s aggression. While the transatlantic community scrambles to coordinate its response to the ongoing crisis, an unfortunate atmosphere of […]

Security Concerns for Sino-Pak Investments

Multiple attacks took place throughout Pakistan this weekend. On Sunday, June 8th two gunmen on motorcycles took down an oil tanker in Balochistan, carrying fuel bound for NATO troops in Afghanistan. Also on Sunday evening, a group of 10 suicide attackers opened fire in Pakistan’s largest transportation hub, Jinnah International Airport. “28 people were dead, including eight members of airport security forces, […]

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Truman Project Executive Director Testifies at Senate Foreign Relations Committee on U.S. Security Implications of Energy and Climate Policies

Breen: Single-Source Oil Dependence Threatens National Security, Must Support Development of Advanced Energy Technologies Washington, D.C. –Today, Michael Breen, Executive Director of the Truman National Security Project and Operation Free Spokesman, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a hearing entitled, “U.S. Security Implications of International Energy and Climate Policies and Issues.” In his written testimony, Breen […]

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ADVISE: Truman Project Executive Director to Testify at Senate Foreign Relations Committee on U.S. Security Implications of Energy and Climate Policies

Breen: Single-Source Oil Dependence Threatens National Security, Must Support Development of Advanced Energy Technologies Washington, D.C. –Tomorrow at 3pm ET, Michael Breen, Executive Director of the Truman National Security Project and Operation Free Spokesman, will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a hearing entitled, “U.S. Security Implications of International Energy and Climate Policies and Issues.” […]

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E&E News: Senators to examine conflicts with energy, climate links

Truman Project Director Michael Breen is quoted on the importance of energy security for the United States. “I think it’s a pretty good time for this if you look around at any number of conflicts or looming conflicts around the world,” said Mike Breen, executive director of the Truman National Security Project, who is scheduled […]

The Washington Post: Attention, Muslims: Don’t boycott the president!

Truman Project Rabia Chaudry was mentioned in this article for her recent op-ed in Time Magazine about her experience at the Shalom Hartman Institute and its program to bring American Muslim thought and civic leaders to Jerusalem for a year-long fellowship. Since the Arab Spring began, the Syrian regime and Egyptian authorities have been more […]

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