The EU’s response to the war in Ukraine has defied its stereotypes as nothing but a stifling and cumbersome bureaucracy. With remarkable political unity among its 27 Member States, the EU has demonstrated that in moments of real crisis, it can become a significant actor (and US partner) with real impact in the security and defense space.
Russia’s increasing threats against Ukraine and associated escalations around the separatist-controlled regions of the country pose an imminent danger to Ukraine and Europe. We invited Truman Fellows to respond to the question: What are the long-term implications of a full-scale Russian invasion in Ukraine?
Six months after the fall of Kabul, it’s still surreal to read about a piece of history we just lived through. In the last few weeks, revelations have surfaced concerning the disarray and disagreements within the Biden administration over how to handle evacuations of vulnerable Afghans during the months-long troop withdrawal. They are a jarring reminder of a crisis that could have been avoided, and how hard advocates fought to avoid the dramatic and devastating result.
On 900 Rhode Island Ave, in our nation’s capital, lies Carter G Woodson Memorial Park where there stands a majestic statue of the man who is notably known as the father of Black History. Every time I walk past Brother Woodson’s statue, I pause and reflect. Every time I drive by it, I give a glance of recognition. Every time though, I always ponder as to whether those who have begun calling the Shaw neighborhood home over the past twenty years have any recollection as to who Brother Woodson is, let alone have stopped for a brief moment to read the plaque…
On the first anniversary of the January 6th insurrection on the capital, it is being remembered as one of those moments in history that is etched in the fabric of our collective memory. Our nation was shaken after watching the events unfold.