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Means and Ends: Tensions with USAID’s Efforts in Cuba

My maternal ‘abuelos’ arrived in Miami in 1961. They fled Cuba after my grandfather was thrown in prison for a month, accused of working against the government. My father’s family fled to Mexico City in 1962 before settling in South Florida later that year. None have ever returned to the island. I have never set […]

Afghanistan Needs an Army Corps of Engineers

Why did the United States pay to raise an Afghan National Army but fail to institute an Afghan Army Corps of Engineers? It seems that we built a capacity to fight, but did not fight to create a capacity to build. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provided the facilities and infrastructure that the […]

The Importance of the Election in Afghanistan

With Afghanistan’s presidential elections approaching, the international community is focused on technical aspects of transparency at the ballot box. The real question, though, is whether democracy can triumph in any limited sense over the inertia of President Karzai’s rule. Afghanistan’s prospects for real change are dim and flickering, and Karzai is unlikely to cede power […]

The Opening Salvo for Turkey’s Future

Municipal elections in Turkey have traditionally been quiet local affairs that rarely garner much international interest. Yet yesterday’s highly anticipated elections in Turkey were set up as the opening salvo in a yearlong referendum on the decade-plus rule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been facing unprecedented protests since last summer’s Gezi Park […]

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ABC 7: The role of U.N. Peacekeepers

Truman Co-Founder Rachel Kleinfeld explains the rules for UN Peacekeepers, and why she thinks they should be allowed to use force to protect civilians. Watch the full clip.

Politico: Influence 4/17/14

The Truman Project and the Center for National Policy advertise a subletting opportunity in their old office. TRUMAN MOVES, LOOKING FOR SUBLESSEE: One consequence of the Truman National Security Project and Center for National Policy merger and growth is that they’ve outgrown their office space. They’ve decamped from their Capitol Hill office space for new digs at 12th and I […]

CBS Philly: Cybersecurity Panel Holds Congressional Field Hearing In Univ. City

Matt Rhoades, Truman’s Director of Cyberspace and Security Program, recently appeared before a House Homeland Security subcommittee to discuss cyber security. The gavel came down on a Congressional hearing this morning, but it was in University City, not Capitol Hill, where the House Homeland Security subcommittee on cybersecurity called witnesses to testify on protecting our […]

Yahoo Japan: Draft “Code of Conduct” for Outer Space the EU proposed

Truman Project Fellow Melissa Hersh comments on the European Union’s discussion of regulating conduct in space. Read the full article (Note: Article is in Japanese)

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