Ideas

21st Century Security: A Framework for American Leadership in the World

Negotiations_about_Iranian_Nuclear_Program_-_Foreign_Ministers_and_other_Officials_of_P5+1_Iran_and_EU_in_Lausanne

Now more than ever, America needs a clearly defined and articulated vision of our role in a changing world. Truman’s community of post 9/11 veterans, frontline civilians, and policy practitioners have come together to put forward a shared vision of how to utilize all of America’s unique hard and soft power capabilities to lead towards a safer, more prosperous world.

Read More

Our Ideas: The Framework

1.

21st Century Frontlines.

The 21st century is marked by blurring borders, contested spaces, fragile and failing states, the proliferation of dangerous technologies…

Read More
2.

Shared Prosperity in a Global Economy.

Our future depends upon securing the American middle class, the engine of our democratic strength and economic power…

Read More
3.

Strong & Resilient Communities.

America must make renewed investments in the physical and social infrastructure that unifies our communities and ensures our domestic security…

Read More
4.

Strategic Leaders for a Changing World.

America’s capacity for reinvention, driven by talent from every walk of life, is our greatest strategic advantage...

Read More

Our Approach: The 4-Ds

Effective American leadership in the 21st century requires us to employ every tool of global engagement to seize opportunities for progress and resolve complex challenges. Truman refers to this as the 4-D approach – where America leverages its Defense, Diplomatic, Development and Democratic engagement tools to lead towards a safer, more prosperous world.

Policy Papers

fragile state paper front
A Call for a New Strategic Approach to Fragile States