Truman National Security Project


How Post-Office Opportunities Lead to Congress’ Gridlock

Years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that leaving the US Senate to take over a policy thinktank and turn it political would have equated to a smart career move. But just last year, former Senator Jim DeMint did. DeMint – now the head of the Heritage Foundation – would have never be described as […]

Idealism or Realism When It Comes to Syria?

This week, the United Nations will be discussing ways to end the civil war in Syria and eliminate President Bashar al-Assad’s stockpile of chemical weapons. The Obama administration’s push for military action seems to have given way, for now at least, to diplomacy. Yet an American military strike against Mr. Assad’s forces remain a real […]

Saving Afghanistan’s Economy: The 1818 Model

Panic would be an understatement. Land values and home prices were down 50%, key financial prices hit 25% in a single day, and banks began to foreclose on heavily mortgaged properties. The financial crisis of 2008? No, in fact we’re talking about the first modern financial crisis to hit the United States, way back in […]

DOMA Decision: How Gay Marriage Will Benefit the U.S. Military

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by a vote of 5 to 4. This historic ruling legalizes the committed relationships of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the eyes of the federal government and continues the march forward toward full equality for the members of the LGBT community […]

INFOGRAPHIC: The Doctrine By The Numbers, One Year In

In its first year, The Truman Doctrine has grown exponentially. For a peek at who’s been reading, where they’re reading and where Doctrine writers have been published, take a look at the infographic below! Designed by Jenn Addison, Digital Associate at Truman/CNP.

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