Truman National Security Project


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 […]

Muftah: Turkey: The Middle Child of the Middle East

In a recent op-ed published in Muftah, Truman Fellow Laurie Watkins discusses troubling domestic trends in Turkey as well as how said trends affect Turkey’s international standing. At the gateway of the Middle East, Turkey today finds itself caught between its NATO responsibilities, multiple challenges to its regional hegemony, and its own internal struggles. These […]

CCTV: Will Afghanistan’s New President Give the Country Stability?

Truman Project Fellow Rebecca Zimmerman discusses the Afghan elections, how it will effect the country and the violence surrounding the event. Watch the full clip.

Benevolent Dictatorship is Never the Answer

Viktor Yanukovych is the kind of dictator we love to hate. A kleptocrat who chose a bribe from Russia over his people’s future in the EU. A thug who sent other thugs to beat up protesters, until he was finally ousted by his own people. A man who left his country bankrupt while pictures of his […]

Wall Street Journal Radio: February 21

Truman Project Fellow Job Henning explains the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and why it matters to the United States Listen to the full segment

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