Truman National Security Project

Middle East

Statement: Success against ISIL Requires Long-Term Strategy Abroad and at Home

Washington, DC – In response to President Obama’s comments on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in his State of the Union address, Truman Project Executive Director Michael Breen said: “2015 will be a critical year in the fight against ISIL and extremist ideology. America is uniquely suited to empower regional and […]

Iraq: Maliki’s resignation is not the silver bullet

The recent announcement that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will resign to pave the way for Haider al-Abadi to take over the premiership has led some U.S. policymakers and analysts to proclaim that this event marks the beginning of a process that will eventually lead to the defeat of ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and […]

Foreign Policy Association: Managing Iran’s nuclear prowess

Truman Project Fellow Christian H. Cooper lays out what elements should be in a final deal with Iran regarding it’s nuclear program. In the 1950s, Binyamin Blumberg took over a small group within the Israeli Defense Ministry, renamed the group the Science Liaison Bureau (LAKAM), and proceeded to build the first secret Israeli nuclear facility […]

Talking Points Memo: No, Obama Isn’t Our New Chamberlain

Truman Project Partner Jason Stanford explains why comparisons between President Obama and former British PM Neville Chamberlain are inaccurate because the President is not appeasing Iran, but is in fact negotiating an important agreement. There was a time that keeping Iran from getting a nuclear bomb would have been considered a worthy goal, even a […]

MSNBC: All In with Chris Hayes: Bowe Bergdhal Discussion

Truman Project Senior Advisor Mark Jacobson discusses the release of Bowe Bergdhal, the treatment of prisoners by the United States and the conventions of Prisoners of War. Watch the full clip.

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