The voice of Truman members, writing in their personal capacity.
Imagine living in a world where, instead of seeing airports, tall buildings, shopping centers and schools, you see plantations.
President Biden has made headlines with his declaration that the United States would “get involved militarily to defend Taiwan,” seemingly dispensing with decades of strategic ambiguity. Why should Americans care? What makes Taiwan worth defending?
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.