Op-Eds

Truman helps members pitch, write, and place opinion pieces on national security issues in news outlets around the country. In 2020 we placed over 400 articles in major media, including the Washington Post, USA Today, Politico, and Foreign Policy
Recent pieces are below.

Truman in the News

April 30, 2021

4/2/2021, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Will Biden's budget emphasize domestic investment and allies over military hardware?, by Leo Blanken, Sylvia Mishra, and Laicie Heeley, Truman Political Partner

4/3/2021, Politico Magazine, I Thought I Knew How to Succeed as an Asian in U.S. Politics. Boy, Was I Wrong, by Jeff Le, Truman Political Partner

4/3/2021, Military Times, United States of Al: a comedy that brings home the deadly dilemma faced by Afghan interpreters, by Janis Shinwari and Matt Zeller, Truman Security Fellow

4/6/2021, Just Security, Overlooking the Policy Connections: Fragility, Democracy, and Geopolitical Competition, by Frances Z. Brown, Truman Security Fellow

4/6/2021, Just Security, The US Military Should Stay Out of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado; Send Diplomats Who Know the Terrain, by Steven Leach, Truman Security Fellow

4/6/2021, LinkedIn Pulse, For Federal AI/ML to Scale, We Need to Talk About it Differently, by Timur Nersesov, Truman Defense Council

4/6/2021, Just Security, To Fix the Immigration System, We Need to Start With Immigration Courts, by Camille Mackler, Truman Visiting Senior Fellow, Immigration

4/7/2021, Virginia Dogwood, What Qualities Do We Want in Our Next Governor?, by Qasim Rashid, Truman Security Fellow

4/7/2021, Protocol, Digital Renminbi Vs. The Dollar, by David Wertime, Truman Security Fellow

4/8/2021, Politico China Watcher, Foreign firms under fire for condemning rights abuses in China, by Isaac Stone Fish, Truman Security Fellow

4/10/2021, Washington Post, If Americans want lasting peace in Afghanistan, we should leave by May 1, by Adam Weinstein and Mark Hannah, Political Partner

4/13/2021, Modern War Institute, Fulfilling Our Duty to Afghan and Iraqi Interpreters Is a Matter of Honor—and of National Security, by Doug Livermore, Truman Defense Council

4/12/2021, Just Security, Should the COVID-19 Vaccine Be Required for the Military?, by Mark Nevitt, Truman Defense Council

4/12/2021, Virginia Dogwood, Everything You've Wanted to Ask About Ramadan, by Qasim Rashid, Truman Security Fellow

4/13/2021, Medium, Competition with China is Not a New Cold War, by Zachery Tyson Brown, Truman Security Fellow

4/13/2021, Environmental Affairs, A Climate Security Plan for Nato: Collective Defence for the 21st Century, by Erin Sikorsky and Sherri Goodman, Truman Advisory Board

4/14/2021, Protocol, China’s tech crackdown isn’t about Xi vs. Ma, by David Wertime, Truman Security Fellow

4/14/2021, The Strategy Bridge, Misinformation in the Military Community and the Next National Security Strategy, by Matthew Butler, Truman Defense Council

4/14/2021, Financial Times, Do China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomats really have any bite?, by Lindsay Gorman, Truman Security Fellow

4/16/2021, TIME, Afghan Interpreters Risked Their Lives to Help the U.S. We Must Not Abandon Them, by Kim Staffieri and Matt Zeller, Truman Security Fellow

4/18/2021, TIME, Afghan Interpreters Risked Their Lives to Help the U.S. We Must Not Abandon Them, by Kim Staffieri and Matt Zeller, Truman Security Fellow

4/18/2021, Virginia Dogwood, Rashid: Systemic Racism And Police Brutality Go Hand in Hand, by Qasim Rashid, Truman Security Fellow

4/18/2021, Charlotte’s Web Thoughts, On Bodies and Permanency, by Charlotte Clymer, Truman Political Partner

4/20/2021, Just Security, Congress Must Stand with Civil Society and Strengthen the Global Magnitsky Sanctions Program, by Michael Breen, former Truman President and CEO

4/21/2021, Protocol, Back To Work And Back To Surveillance In China, by David Wertime, Truman Security Fellow

4/25/2021, Lawfare, Biden's Asia-Pacific Rebalancing Push, by Ali Wyne, Truman Security Fellow

4/25/2021, Charlotte’s Web Thoughts, The Night I Was Pulled Over On a Country Road, by Charlotte Clymer, Truman Political Partner

4/25/2021, Virginia Dogwood, Rashid: To Defeat COVID-19, We Need a United International Effort, by Qasim Rashid, Truman Security Fellow

4/26/2021, European Council on Foreign Relations, Line of argument: Why Berlin and Washington should compromise on Nord Stream 2, by Rachel Rizzo, Truman Director of Programs

4/26/2021, Columbia Journalism Review, “Newsworthiness,” Trump, and the Facebook Oversight Board, by Matt DeButts and Renee DiResta, Truman Security Fellow

4/26/2021, The Independent, Caitlyn Jenner’s run for California governor is selfish and vain, by Charlotte Clymer, Truman Political Partner

4/27/2021, Inkstick Media, We Still Can’t Do It All, by Meg Guliford, Truman Security Fellow

4/27/2021, Just Security, Climate Change Solutions Must Include People with Disabilities, by Brian Mateo, Truman Security Fellow

4/28/2021, Protocol, China’s Propaganda Machine Misses Its Soft Power Moment, by David Wertime, Truman Security Fellow

4/28/2021, Silicon Valley Voice, In response to the guilty verdict on all three counts against Derek Chauvin, letter to the editor co-authored by Charlotte Clymer, Truman Political Partner

4/29/2021, Inkstick Media, The Future of Work Is Leaving National Security Behind, by Zachery Tyson Brown, Truman Security Fellow

4/29/2021, Detroit News, City leaders: Detroit’s revised charter is a roadmap back to bankruptcy, letter’s signatories include Joe Tate, Truman Political Partner

4/29/2021, The Hill, Echoing FDR, President Biden makes the case to go big, by Kevin Walling, Truman Political Partner

4/30/2021, San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion: As a veteran, I'm glad the U.S. military is leaving Afghanistan. But vulnerable people will suffer, by Shawn VanDiver, Truman Defense Council

4/30/2021, San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion: Working in Kabul, I learned of the horrors of war first-hand. We must not abandon Afghans, by Farhat Popal, Truman Security Fellow