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 […]

SeaCoast Online: Shaheen: U.S. must keep visa promise for interpreters

Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen and his work in helping foreign interpreters gain American visas is discussed in this Seacoast Online article. With the National Visa Center as a backdrop, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Tuesday said Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives to work for Americans deserve a chance to begin again in the […]

Iraqi, Afghan dissidents need special U.S. visas

Soon, Congress will decide whether Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives supporting U.S. troops—and are now under threat for their service—will continue to be able to find safety in the United States. The Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs, providing life-saving visas to our Iraqi and Afghan allies, may be extended past their imminent sunset […]

Rûdaw: Inside America: Are Turkey and Kurdistan Indispensable Partners?

A Kurdish television station interviews Scott Bates, CNP President, and Eli Sugarman, Truman Project Fellow, following a panel discussion of Sugarman’s new paper, Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey: America’s Middle-Eastern Silver Lining, co-written with Dr. Joshua Walker, also a Truman Project Fellow.  The interview covers ethno-sectarian politics and the future of the relationship between Iraq, Turkey and the Kurdistan […]

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 […]

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