Truman National Security Project

Harry Truman

All Foreign Policy is Local

In the Spring of 1948, President Harry Truman – having been appointed to the position 82 days into his term as Roosevelt’s Vice President – was widely predicted to lose the upcoming election that Fall. His national approval rating was barely over a third, and his party was splintered into widely varying factions as they […]

The Spirit of the Truman Doctrine: A New Blog for a New Age of Uncertainty

The Truman Doctrine of 1947 set the course for a proactive and progressive US foreign policy that was motivated by a vision of an America that led from a position of unwavering strength with strategic allies across the globe. Unlike empires of old that relied solely on military power, the US would lead with a […]