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10 Best Truman Project Insights of 2013

2013 has been a year full of foreign policy events, national security challenges, and international breaking news and headlines. From Syria to Edward Snowden to the historic nuclear deal with Iran, members of the Truman Project and CNP community commented on the year’s most pressing issues —  in some of the most influential outlets in […]

How to save Iraq

Iraq’s democracy is on the verge of collapse. Violence is engulfing the country as fighting rages in neighboring Syria. As President Obama prepares to host Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki’s this week in Washington, it is a crucial moment for the U.S. to change course with its Iraq policy. As is, the U.S. is only […]

Remember Cairo?

With the world focused on the crisis in Syria and the possibility of a U.S.-Iranian détente, the fact that Egypt’s political situation is going from bad to worse has flown under the political radar. Much to the relief of the generals in Cairo — and likely also some members of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle […]

Climate Change Our Most Serious Security Threat

Ask Adm. Samuel Locklear III, commander of the U.S. military’s sprawling Pacific Command, what his most serious threat is, and you might be surprised. There’s a long list of possibilities, after all: North Korean nukes, rising Chinese military power and aggressive cyberespionage, multiple territorial disputes between major powers and persistent insurgencies from the Philippines to Thailand, […]

Private Sector Can Help Address Global Youth Challenges

Today is International Youth Day.  It may seem odd that there is a political awareness day for youth.  But take these statistics into consideration: There are more young people today than at any point in history; nearly half of the world’s population is under 25; and in countries such as India, Egypt, China, young people […]

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