Truman National Security Project

The President’s Trip to Asia and the U.S. Rebalance

This week, President Obama will travel to four countries in East Asia: Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. According to the White House, this week-long trip will be followed by a second visit to the region later this year, when the President will visit China, Burma, and Australia. Two presidential trips to East Asia […]

Don’t Take Force Off the Table in Ukraine

On the heels of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in March, the situation in Ukraine is rapidly headed in the wrong direction. This past weekend, violence spiked in eastern Ukraine as disguised Russian (or Russian-backed) troops killed a Ukrainian security service member. They then attacked buildings, and a Russian fighter jet harassed the USS Donald […]

Democracy on the Brink in Iraq

In two weeks, Iraqis will go to the polls to elect a new legislature for the first time since the U.S. military withdrew its forces in 2011. Incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is seeking a third term over the objections of Sunni, Kurdish, and even some Shi’a parties, who blame him for Iraq’s dangerously dysfunctional […]

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 […]

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CNN: Time to double down on the Asia rebalance

Truman Project Fellow Daniel M. Kliman explains why the US should deepen its connections as it pivots to Asia. President Barack Obama’s Asia trip, which has started with a visit to Japan, will send an unmistakable signal: the United States remains committed to a region that has become the world’s economic and military center of gravity. Yet […]

Foreign Policy: You Better Be Ready to Fight Like Its a Pre-Electronic Age

Truman Project Defense Council Member Captain Jesse Sloman discusses weapons that can disable military communications infrastructure and digital capabilities. The best way to predict the future of warfare is to look to its past. Major battles in the 21st century will be confusing and disorganized affairs more similar to the clashes of a pre-digital age than the […]

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 […]

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