Announcing Our Premier National Security Conference TruCon23
Truman Center for National Policy

Truman Center for National Policy

An education and research institution dedicated to offering timely, innovative, and principled national security solutions.

Truman Center for National Policy

Truman unites and equips a diverse community of American leaders to produce timely, innovative, and principled solutions to complex national security challenges.

New Thinking on Nuclear Nonproliferation

In January 2023 the Truman Center partnered with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs for a public event, Out of the Silo: Nuclear Security in Context, that focused on how nuclear security intersects with a wide range of national security concerns.
September 2022

Broadening Diplomatic Engagement Across America

Report of the Truman Center City & State Diplomacy Task Force
Broadening Diplomatic Engagement Across America

Truman Member Voices on City & State Diplomacy

Adom Cooper, Security Fellow, Truman National Security Project
Emerita Torres, Security Fellow, Truman National Security Project
Carrie Walling, Security Fellow, Truman National Security Project
Mari Manoogian, Political Partner, Truman National Security Project
Tim Rivera, Senior Advisor, Truman National Security Project
Maryum Saifee, Security Fellow, Truman National Security Project
Nickolaus Kesler, Defense Council, Truman National Security Project
Transforming State: Pathways to a More Just, Equitable, and Innovative Institution

Transforming the State Department

Truman’s Task Force on Pathways to a More Just, Equitable, and Innovative Institution

When Afghans who worked alongside Americans had to rapidly evacuate their country, Truman members answered the call.

Even before the Afghan government fell in August 2021, Truman members from across the United States came together to support vulnerable Afghans, leveraging the best of their networks and values.
Afghanistan Operations Center

Afghanistan Operations Center

The Truman Center for National Policy has launched the Afghanistan Operations Center (TCAOC) to evacuate partners and allies from Afghanistan.
Resources for Afghans

Resources for our Afghan Allies

We hope this guide provides some answers to our #AfghanAllies.


What we are doing here at Truman:

Policy Recommendations
Truman’s April 2021 Report “Special Immigrant Visa -- A Call For Cooperative Action” suggests priority actions necessary to ensure the processing of these lifesaving visas for our wartime allies.
Evacuation Support
In close collaboration with our coalition partners; Evacuate Our Allies, we are providing staff resources to collect and upload thousands of records of Afghans seeking to be evacuated to the U.S.
Membership Coordination
We work closely with our sister organization, Truman National Security Project, to support members in their efforts to: coalesce on the ground resources for individuals trying to get to a US base in Afghanistan, and help Afghan citizens as they arrive in US towns and cities.
Raising Public Awareness
We continue to raise public awareness of events on the ground in Afghanistan, we are on the news, writing articles, and providing expert analysis. Furthermore, we showcase our member experts through our blog, ‘The Truman View.’
Afghanistan Operations Center
Afghanistan Operations Center
Afghanistan: What is the latest?
  • In a speech from the White House on Monday, President Biden categorically defended his decision to withdraw all remaining U.S troops from Afghanistan.
  • As of Tuesday, Taliban militants have been in control of virtually all of Afghanistan for 48 hours and have established checkpoints throughout the capital Kabul.
  • President Biden authorized the deployment of 6,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan to assist in evacuation efforts.


Truman in the News

What’s Happening

"I wanted a withdrawal from Afghanistan, not an abandonment."
Truman is calling on the Administration to:
  • Ensure the safe evacuation of our citizens, allies, and partners.
  • Publicly acknowledge, and work determinedly towards ending, the escalating humanitarian crisis across Afghanistan.
  • Secure Kabul airport and routes to it, allowing for the safe passage of all U.S. citizens, allies, and partners for evacuation.
  • Ensure that Afghans arriving in the US have access to the same resettlement benefits as refugees and SIV holders.
  • Ensure adequate levels of funding for refugee resettlement agencies that are struggling to rebuild after four years of downsizing.
TruCon 2021

The Truman Center for National Policy develops timely and innovative national security solutions, and this year we will continue these important dialogues with a range of conversations including:

  • A Reflection on Afghanistan and the Future of US Power
  • Twenty Years After 9/11 - Restructuring DHS for a Better Immigration Solution
  • Transforming the State Department and the role of cities and states
  • Climate and National Security: Green Tech as Foreign Policy

We hope that you will be able to join us for this event, which will feature a range of top level speakers from a diverse range of national security perspectives.