Truman National Security Project


Don’t Take Force Off the Table in Ukraine

On the heels of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in March, the situation in Ukraine is rapidly headed in the wrong direction. This past weekend, violence spiked in eastern Ukraine as disguised Russian (or Russian-backed) troops killed a Ukrainian security service member. They then attacked buildings, and a Russian fighter jet harassed the USS Donald […]

Defense One: NATO Expansion Will Put Putin in His Place

Truman Project Defense Council Member Michael J. Quigley explains his perspective on how expanding NATO will cause Russia to back down from its current policies. It is time to regain the upper hand with Russia by setting key regional partners in Eastern Europe on the path to membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance. Top diplomats […]

Boston Herald: Experts: U.S. won’t make any military moves

Truman Project Fellow Jason Stanford is quoted on military deployment in Eastern Europe and whether it can deter Russian action in the region. But Jason Stanford of the Truman National Security Project, a Democratic defense think tank, countered that militarizing Europe failed to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading Georgia during the Bush administration. […]

Arise Review: Russian Aggression

Truman Fellow Job Henning, in an interview with Arise TV, discusses what the annexation of Crimea means to Ukraine, and what Putin’s next moves might be. Watch the full clip. ( The segment begins at the 5:00 mark)

Breaking Defense: Crimean Crisis Plan: Negotiate With Russia, Expand NATO, Give Ukraine Time

Truman Project Fellow Job Henning, along with co-author Sally Painter, lay out a plan for dealing with the Crimean crisis. Urgent steps need to be taken to avert war. As difficult as it may be at this juncture, the US and Europe should regard the fait accompli occupation and annexation of Crimea and the ‘cease fire’ not […]

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