Truman National Security Project


After Crimea, a New Reality

I just returned from a trip to Latvia and Germany, where fears about the future of peace and stability in Europe are almost palpable. Whether visiting the former KGB headquarters in Riga, or the museum on the site of Gestapo headquarters in Berlin, the message is clear: the world cannot afford the resurrection of either communism, […]

At Cardiff, NATO Leaders Must Stop Seeking Excuses and Lead

When NATO leaders meet for their biannual summit in Cardiff this September, it will be at a crucial moment for Europe and NATO. Over the past several years, the continent has seen a crescendo of crises, including political, economic, and now military. With the resurgence of Russia’s aggressive expansionism, Europe now faces what amounts to […]

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. […]

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