Lionel Beehner discusses intervention in Syria. Half a century ago, John F. Kennedy said, “Our responsibility is one of decision—for to govern is to choose.” OK, fine. But what happens when all the choices stink? Americans who have finally learned the difference between Chechnya and Czechoslovakia might want to start boning up on Syria, because that war-torn neighbor [...]
Truman Project Fellow Ari Ratner discusses President Obama’s Trip to Israel on CCTV.
Truman Project Fellow Cathryn Clüver discusses President Obama’s State of the Union address with German radio station Radio Eins. Click here to listen.
Guidance for Communicators & Elected Officials Contact: David Solimini, Vice President for Strategic Communications Discussions of targeted killing policy are usually sidetracked by a focus on drones. We need new and transparent rules for the 21st century to ensure targeted killing happens in a legal and ethical way. Congress needs more access and oversight. And [...]
As President Obama takes the podium for this year’s State of the Union, America faces no shortage of crises. A plethora of challenges will compete for attention, and the president will be under pressure above all to address the continued weakness of the US economy. He will surely tackle the raft of fiscal emergencies looming [...]