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The Latest From PSA covers the most recent news and analysis from PSA

Lee Hamilton on Tax Reform
PSA Advisory Board member, Lee Hamilton, writes on the need for detailed and comprehensive tax reform."Until Congress shows us that its members possess the courage to detail publicly what's needed, talk of tax reform will be just that: talk."

Former Secretary Albright Counsels Fact Not Myth in Relations
PSA Advisory Board member, Madeleine Albright, stresses the importance of continuing US-China's bilateral relationship."Our two societies are increasingly bound together."

Changing relations with Mideast allies may affect U.S. position in the region
PSA Board of Director member, Graeme Bannerman, was on the PBS newshour interview on the rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and the US."This relationship has been a cornerstone of the American relations in the region for 50 years"

George Shultz Calls for GOP "Climate Insurance Policy"
PSA Advisory Board member, George Shultz, discusses the potential of a Climate Insurance Policy in the US. Shultz believes that the policy will boast the economy while reducing the risk of global warming.

Albright shares message to always learn
PSA Advisory Board Member ,Madeleine Albright, is spreading the message of thoughtful dialogue."Opinions to start conversations, not end them.Learn about opposing views and pause to apply critical thinking to personal opinions."

Nunn: Bipartisan Cooperation Honor
PSA Advisory Board Member Senator Nunn honored for his distinguished public service and bipartisan cooperation.

Early Steps Need to be Taken on Iran
PSA Advisory Board Member Ambassador Pickering offers his thoughts on Iran in an interview with Armenian newspaper Panorama. He discusses Obama's and Rohani's statement at the UN, Israel's next step and offers an informed and insightful perspective on US strategic policy in the region.

'The Greatest Speech, Ever' Set for Release, 11/19
PSA Advisory Board member and former Senator Howard Baker Jr. has been given the honor of writing the foreword for "The Greatest Speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address" by the Honorable James L. Cotton Jr.

Nunn: Removing chemical weapons from Syria could take decades
PSA Advisory Board Member and former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn,believes that the collaborative effort of United States and Russia to rid Syria of chemical weapons is movement in the right direction. However, Nunn says this job could take decades. "It's a big job and it's not going to be quick."

After High-Profile Post at State Department, Tara Sonenshine Becomes a Diplomat for Women
Recent National Journal article highlight on former PSA Board of Directors member and former Undersecretary of State for public diplomacy and public affairs Tara Sonenshine. She contemplates the meaning of being a women in the male-dominated field of statecraft.

Millions of children in India to benefit from IKEA's 60 million Euros to UNICEF
UNICEF Executive Director and former PSA Advisory Board member, Anthony Lake,has recently received a €60 million contribution from the IKEA Foundation to promote UNICEF’s mission to aid women and children globally. "Five million infants and five million mothers in marginalized communities can receive better access to health, nutrition, water and sanitation services" said UNICEF’s Executive Director Anthony Lake. "And 7 million more children can stay in school and receive a quality education."

Lee Hamilton, Richard Lugar speaking out on Syria
In a newspaper commentary and an interview, former Congressman Lee Hamilton, and PSA Advisory Board member, last week renewed his call for legislation requiring a president to consult with Congress before deploying armed forces.And Lugar has been sought by national media for his views on international efforts to rid Syria of its chemical weapons.

Sam Nunn: 'It's healthy for Russia to be involved' in Syria diplomacy
Former U.S. senator Sam Nunn, and PSA Advisory Board member, discussing the realities of containing Syria's chemical weapons with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC: "This is one area where the United States and Russia and the world should be able to work together."

VIDEO: Lugar & Cohen - How does Obama handle the Middle East mess?
Former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and former Secretary Of Defense William Cohen (PSA Advisory Board member) join Chuck Todd to talk about President Barack Obama’s “red line” when it comes to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons and foreign policy tactics relating to Egypt and Syria.

VIDEO: Jamie Metzl on Bo Xilai's Impact on China's Communist Party
Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) - Jamie Metzl, a senior fellow at the Asia Society and PSA Board of Directors Co-Chair, discusses the trial of Bo Xilai, the former Chinese Politburo official charged with bribery and abuse of power. Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line."

Madeleine Albright to Speak at 2013 Pennsylvania Conference for Women
On November 1, Secretary Albright - PSA Advisory Board member - will give a keynote address at the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Amb. Tom Pickering on Egyptian Crisis
Pickering, PSA Adv Board member discusses Egypt on NPR: "...the current problem is a combination of obviously significant loss of life, which needs to be stopped, and at the same time moving toward reconciliation, which seems as far away as perhaps the moon and the stars right now. Otherwise, we well may be stuck with a horrendous Egyptian civil war."

Is Egypt returning to military rule?
PSA board member Graeme Bannerman speaks to Al Jazeera about the difficulties in Egypt.

Uganda: UNICEF Report Urges On Disabled Children
Anthony Lake, former member of the PSA Advisory Board and UNICEF Executive Director, explains the challenges Children with Disabilities (CWDs) face and possible ways to give them the opportunities needed to succeed.

UN Calls for Aid Access to Displaced Syrian Families
Former member of the PSA Advisory Board and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake made a statement on the conflict in Syria's displacement of civilians.

Madeleine Albright On The State Of The World (VIDEO)
PSA Advisory Board Member Madeleine Albright appears on a CNN discussion on Aspen Institute's Aspen Leaders Action Forum moderated by Suzanne Malveaux. Secretary Albright appears at 1:25:16.

"Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future" by George Shultz
PSA Advisory Board Member and former Secretary of State George Shultz's book was released. The book analyzes the topics of governance, the economy, energy, drugs, diplomacy, and nuclear security.

Madeleine Albright On Peace Talks: 'This Is The Beginning Of The Beginning'
PSA Advisory Board Member Madeleine Albright comments on the current peace talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials.

Sen. Kassebaum to receive Gordon Parks award in October
PSA Advisory Board Member former Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker will receive the Gordon Parks Award in October. The award seeks to honor a recipient who exemplifies the spirit and strength of character of Gordon Parks.

A Republican Secretary of State Urges Action on Climate Change
PSA Advisory Board Member George Shultz discusses the importance of energy security and climate change in today's political environment.

Walter Judd Freedom Award Ceremony Honoring Paula Dobriansky (VIDEO)
PSA Advisory Board Member Ambassador Paula Dobriansky was Awarded the Walter Judd Freedom Award by The Fund for American Studies. She was presented the award by another PSA Advisory Board Member, Bud McFarlane. Dobriansky and McFarlane both spoke about American global priorities.

George Shultz Supports Fracking
Advisory Board Member George Shultz was interviewed on his view on fracking and climate change in the "San Francisco Appeal".

Michelle Nunn declares herself a U.S. Senate candidate
Michelle Nunn, daughter of Former US Senator and PSA Advisory Board Member Sam Nunn, announced her candidacy in a run for a US Senate seat from Georgia.

UNICEF Lauds Bangladesh's Vow to Ending Preventable Child Deaths Before 2035
Former member of the PSA Advisory Board and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake commended the government of Bangladesh for their efforts to end preventable deaths of children.

Internal Auditors Meet Madeleine Albright
Last week, PSA Advisory Board member Madeleine Albright was a keynote speaker at the Institute of Internal Auditors annual international conference in Orlando.

Andy Semmel Speaks at State Department-GWU Symposium
Andy Semmel (PSA Executive Director) gave a talk on U.S. treaty ratification at the State Department-George Washington University Symposium "Generation Prague 2013: Building a Strategy of Peace" July 17.

UNICEF Capitalized on Innovation to Reach the Most Disadvantaged in 2012 - Report
Former PSA Advisory Board Member Anthony Lake's efforts as the Executive Director of UNICEF are highlighted as UNICEF works to reach their Millennium Development Goals.

Shultz: Immigration Reform Necessary for Economy
On July 12, PSA Advisory Board Member George Shultz wrote in the Wall Street Journal about Immigration Reform and its affects on the economy.

Graeme Bannerman: US Oil Prices
PSA BoD Member Graeme Bannerman was quoted in CNBC's article "US Oil Hits 14-Month High Above $100 a Barrel" on the relationship between the situation in Egypt and oil prices in America.

Vail Symposium: Is the Red Dragon Breathing Fire? Rising China and the Changing Global Order
PSA BoD Member Jamie Metzl discusses his take on how China’s rise is transforming both China and the rest of the world, and the growing instability that threatens to undermine both.

Moment of Opportunity for India and Pakistan: Albright
PSA Advisory Board member Madeleine Albright discusses the political situation in Indian and Pakistan after Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to India in late June.

Jamie Metzl: U.S. Expected to Press China on Currency
PSA Board of Director Jamie Metzl spoke on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers" on July 10 discussing U.S.-China relations with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg.

Lee Hamilton: Without great leadership, our nation's democracy suffers
On July 6th, PSA Advisory Board Member and Co-Founder Lee Hamilton wrote an article on the importance of active citizenship and effective leadership.

Women The Heart and Soul of Resistance
On June 22, PSA Advisory Board Member Frances Townsend Convention spoke in Paris at the international conference "Democracy in Iran."

Madeleine Albright Talks about the Middle East with the Atlantic
Madeleine Albright explains why international cooperation and foreign aid are key to solving the problems in the Middle East.

Madeleine Albright At Aspen Ideas Festival Talks Being A Woman In A Man's World
At the Ideas Festival in Aspen, PSA Advisory Board Member Madeleine Albright spoke about Syria, Iraq, her brooches, and excelling as a woman in a predominantly male occupation.

Kerry Appoints Former Senator Gary Hart As ISAB Chairman
On June 30, Secretary of State John Kerry named PSA Advisory Board Member Senator Gary Hart as the Chairman of the Secretary's International Security Advisory Board (ISAB).

Ambassador Thomas Pickering comments on NSA leaker Edward Snowden
Ambassador Thomas Pickering, PSA Advisory Board member and former US Ambassador to Russia, comments on Russia's refusal to extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Says the could but choose not to.

Former Defense Secretary Perry On North Korea's Weapons Program
PSA Advisory Board member William Perry was interviewed by Foreign Policy Magazine regarding North Korea's weapons program 63 years after the beginning of the Korean War.

Thomas Pickering Comments on Afghanistan
PSA Advisory Board member Ambassador Thomas Pickering offers his views on Afghanistan's role in the India-Pakistan proxy role, and the U.S. involvement there.

Sam Nunn on President Obama's Speech in Berlin
On June 19th, PSA Advisory Board Member Sam Nunn responded to President Obama's speech in Berlin Germany on reducing the role and the number of nuclear weapons.

World benefits from US-India cooperation: Madeleine Albright
PSA Advisory Board member Madeleine Albright promotes the benefits of positive US-India relations during a recent trip to India. Her comments were highlighted in this article by The Economic Times.

U.S-Taliban Talks: Former U.S. Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering Weighs In
On June 19th, PSA Advisory Board member Thomas Pickering spoke regarding the U.S.-Taliban Talks on HuffPost Live.

Tara Sonenshine on Why Public Diplomacy Matters
On June 18th, former PSA Board of Directors Member Tara Sonenshine spoke a CSIS's event "Bottom Line Diplomacy: Why Public Diplomacy Matters."

Tara Sonenshine talks about public diplomacy efforts in Syria
On June 6th, former PSA BoD Member Tara Sonenshine spoke at the Stimson Center regarding the role of public diplomacy as part of the U.S. response to the Syrian crisis and the winding down of the war in Afghanistan.

Former Secretary of State George Shultz talks about his new book, "Issues on My Mind"
Former Secretary of State George Shultz, PSA Advisory Board member, talks about his new book, "Issues on My Mind." In the book, Sec. Shultz weighs in on such topics as nuclear weapons, the economy, energy development, and the war on drugs.

Albright: "Democracy is best, warts and all"
On June 4th, PSA Advisory Board Member Madeleine Albright spoke at Yangon University about democracy and the importance of trust between the government and its people. Her speech was highlighted in this article in the Myanmar Times.

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner Joins Ergo's Advisory Board
On June 11th, Ergo announced that PSA Advisory Board member Ambassador Frank G. Wisner will join their firm's Board of Advisors.

IFP Fund Board of Directors chair Donald McHenry Reflects on the IFP Program's Accomplishments
PSA Advisory Board member Donald McHenry spoke at the Ford Foundation regarding the growth and achievements of the IFP Fund, where he is on the Board of Directors.

Tony Lake: Malnutrition stunts growth of millions of children
Former PSA Advisory Board member Tony Lake addresses the impacts of childhood malnutrition and the importance of working towards achieving food security.

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and Former PSA Board of Directors Member Tara Sonenshine delivers remarks
Tara Sonenshine spoke on June 6th at the Stimson Center about the role public diplomacy can play at the intersection of civil and military transitions before, during and after conflict. Sonenshine addressed the role of public diplomacy as part of the U.S. response to the Syrian crisis and the winding down of the war in Afghanistan.

Madeleine Albright Applauds Burma's 'Long Overdue' Reform
Albright spoke at Rangoon University on Tuesday June 4th. In her speech she congratulated the country’s move toward democracy and urged its leaders to stem religious and ethnic intolerance.

Lee Hamilton Dissects Syria, North Korea, and Congressional Dysfunction
PSA Advisory Board Member and former Congressman Lee Hamilton spoke on the variety of issues, both internal and external, facing today's Congress.

Voice Of America's Burmese Service's Interview with Madeleine Albright
RANGOON — Burmese Service Correspondent Kyaw Kyaw Thein interviewed former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright June 4 in Rangoon to discuss Burma's diplomatic future. She was in Burma for the first time since 1995, and gave a speech at Rangoon University.

Madeleine Albright was a Participant for the National Democratic Institute's Panel discussion. VIDEO
On May 29, 2013 PSA Advisory Board Member Madeleine Albright was a participant for the National Democratic Institute's panel discussion:"Women, Democracy and Technology: How Women are Being Impacted by Technology Around the Globe." It is an annual event where the Madeleine K. Albright Grant is awarded to an organization that creates greater roles for women in political and civic life; this year's winner is REAMM.

Madeleine Albright discusses how new technologies can help empower women in politics.
Using information technology to boost democracy is not new; in Poland in the 1980s, cassette tapes of speeches by Solidarity leader Lech Walesa were passed from factory to factory, delivering a message of openness and freedom. What is new is the speed and breadth at which information travels, as evidenced by the impact Twitter and Facebook had in spreading the story of the Arab Spring.

Graeme Bannerman moderated the Middle East Institute's event on May 21, 2013
PSA member on the Board of Directors,Graeme Bannerman moderated The Middle East Institute's event: "Learning from Iraq: A New Model for Stability and Reconstruction Operations" with Marvin Weinbaum, a scholar-in-residence at the Middle East Institute, and Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

Fran Townsend Speaks at the Bipartisan Policy Center Event: Video
Advisory Board Member Fran Townsend spoke at the Bipartisan Policy Center's event: "Does the Public Need to Know? Journalistic Perspectives on Sharing Intelligence" on May 20.

Fran Townsend to Speak at Bipartisan Policy Center Event
Advisory Board Member Fran Townsend to speak at a Bipartisan Policy Center event on May 20 about how information sharing can be both transparent and secure.

Tara Sonenshine Leaving the State Department
Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and former PSA Board Member, Tara Sonenshine, will be departing from the State Department on July 1st.

Carla Hills introduces John Watson at the Atlantic Council's 2013 Distinguished Leadership Awards
Former US Trade Representative and PSA Advisory Board Member, Carla Hills introduced Chevron CEO John Watson as he was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Business Leadership Award.

William Perry Speaks on Russia Today about Iran, Israel, Syria, and Libya
Former Secretary of Defense and PSA Advisory Board Member, William Perry recently spoke on Russia Today regarding a nuclear Iran and the situation in Syria as well as other issues facing the Middle East/North Africa region.

William J. Perry Presents "A Journey at the Nuclear Brink"
The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) cordially invites you to attend a seminar by Dr. William J. Perry, Stanford University Professor and 19th US Secretary of Defense, titled "A Journey at the Nuclear Brink," which will be held on Wednesday, 8 May 2013, at 13:15 in the conference hall of the Permanent Mission of Japan. Refreshments will be served at 12:45.

Leon Panetta And George Shultz To Co-chair 2nd Annual California Economic Summit
California Forward and the California Stewardship Network announced today that Leon Panetta and George Shultz, PSA Advisory Board Member, will serve as honorary co-chairs of the 2013 California Economic Summit to be held on November 7-8 in Los Angeles. The Summit, held last May for the first time, is an unprecedented ongoing initiative directed by both groups aimed at bringing together regional business, civic and government leaders from across the Golden State to discuss key strategies to revitalize California's economy.

William J. Perry Speaks at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
PSA Advisory Board Member and a senior fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, William J. Perry, spoke about his efforts to reduce the arsenal of nuclear weapons around the globe. He talked with fellows at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

William J. Perry Presents "A Journey at the Nuclear Brink"
The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) cordially invites you to attend a seminar by Dr. William J. Perry, Stanford University Professor and 19th US Secretary of Defense, titled "A Journey at the Nuclear Brink," which will be held on Wednesday, 8 May 2013, at 13:15 in the conference hall of the Permanent Mission of Japan. Refreshments will be served at 12:45.

William Cohen to be Honored by Maine Sports Hall of Fame
PSA Advisory Board Member and Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen will be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in May. Cohen was a standout basketball and baseball player at Bangor High School. He also played basketball during his time at Bowdoin College.

Fran Townsend discusses the escalating tension between the U.S. and North Korea with Anderson Cooper
Fran Townsend and Christiane Amanpour discuss the escalating tension between the U.S. and North Korea. Many in the U.S. and around the world may be wondering why the young dictator is making nuclear threats and seemingly preparing for a potential attack.

Tara Sonenshine says Social Networking Could be the Key to Smoothing Tense Relations
Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and former PSA Board Member, Tara Sonenshine, proposes that increasing social networking can help to improve relations between the US and Russia.

George Shultz to Lead Obama Delegation to Thatcher's Funeral
Former Secretary of State and PSA Advisory Board member, George Shultz along with Former Secretary of State James Baker will lead Obama's delegation to the funeral of Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

PBS Newshour: George Shultz Remembering Margaret Thatcher
Former Secretary of State and PSA Advisory Board member, George Shultz recounts his time working with Margaret Thatcher to Judy Woodruff of Newshour.

Sonenshine Traveling to Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia
Former member of the PSA Board of Directors and current Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine will travel to Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia April 8-16, 2013. During her travels she will meet with the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission in Moscow, speak to the Women’s Forum in Kyiv, and address students at Tbilisi State University in Georgia.

Madeleine Albright on the Situation in North Korea
Former Secretary of State and PSA Advisory Board Member, Madeleine Albright spoke on her trip to North Korea in 2000 and the importance of dialogue in problem solving with North Korea. Albright links the current situation to North Korea's domestic political situation.

William Cohen: North Korea's Empty Threats
Former US Secretary of Defense William Cohen, a PSA Advisory Board Member, has said North Korea does not have the nuclear capability to target the United States and accused the country of making "empty threats". But he warned Kim Jong-un could spark a war with South Korea, in part because of his inexperience and possibly because he is under the military's sway.

Pickering on US-Russia Relations
Ambassador Tom Pickering, a member of the PSA Advisory Board, along with other former Ambassadors to Russia met with the Russian Foreign Minister recently. Pickering notes that Russia may be more willing to dialogue with the United States than previously assumed.

Women in a Changing Middle East: An Address by Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine
Former member of the PSA Board of Directors and current Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine addresses the Brookings Institution on April 4, 2013. The focus was on the role and status of Arab women as their societies transform.

VIDEO: George Shultz's Energy Proposal
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State George, and a PSA Advisory Board member Shultz says that a policy to combat climate change is not as difficult as it has been made out to be. He joins a panel with WSJ's Gerry Baker at the ECO:nomics conference.

Tara Sonenshine: Combating African Extremism with Public Diplomacy
Former member of the PSA Board of Directors and current Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine gives an interview about the US's new public diplomacy programs aimed at combating extremism among African militant groups. She says the goal is to help Africans see alternatives to extremism - through routes such as education, employment and health care.

Pickering urges US to ratify the CTBT
Ambassador Tom Pickering, a member of the PSA Advisory Board, has written a new Op-Ed urging the United States to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. He says that ratification would bolster US leadership and give the US more power to combat the proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, particularly the wake of North Korea's nuclear test and threats of a nuclear attack.

Tara Sonenshine: Combating African Extremism with Public Diplomacy
Former member of the PSA Board of Directors and current Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine gives an interview about the US's new public diplomacy programs aimed at combating extremism among African militant groups. She says the goal is to help Africans see alternatives to extremism - through routes such as education, employment and health care.

Mark Brzezinski on US-Swedish Partnership
Ambassador to Sweden and former Board of Directors Member, Mark Brzezinski, teamed up with Jonas Hafstrom to write this compelling op-ed on the history of US-Swedish relations and it's unlikely start in the colonies of New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

Albright: From Benghazi to Baghdad
Advisory Board Member and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks candidly about her time as the US Representative to the UN and as Secretary of State and warns against "arm-chair foreign policy experts".

Senators Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Named Winners of 2013 Neustadt and Schelling Awards
Advisory Board Member, Senator Sam Nunn, and his colleague Senator Richard Lugar have been picked by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to receive this year's Neustadt and Schelling Awards. These awards honor those who have pioneered powerful solutions to public problems.

Reinvigorating the US-Japan Alliance
Jamie Metzl, a member of the PSA Board of Directors, writes about US relations with Japan and what steps the US can take to reaffirm and strengthen its relationship with this key Asian ally.

Madeleine Albright talks about her memoir, Prague Winter, on the Brian Lehrer Show
Former Secretary of State and current PSA Advisory Board Member, Madeleine Albright, discusses her new memoir, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, on the Brian Lehrer Show.

Interview with Sam Nunn in wake of North Korea Nuclear Test
In the wake of North Korea's third nuclear test, Senator Sam Nunn, a PSA Advisory Board Member, talks about the prospects of a nuclear exchange and how policy might be adapted to cope with the renewed threat.

Thomas Pickering: US Policy toward Iran in 2013
PSA Advisory Board Member, Tom Pickering, talks about the options for US Policy towards Iran and the opportunities coming up in 2013.

Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy, Tara Sonenshine, talks about the importance of inter-cultural dialogue
Tara Sonenshine, a former PSA Board Member, talks about the importance of intercultural dialogue to US relations with the Middle East and how "soft power" could be key to the future of US Foreign Policy.

A Conversation with George P. Shultz
Former Secretary of State and current PSA Advisory Board Member, George Shultz, talks with The Council on Foreign Relations about his career in government service and shares his thoughts on the present and future foreign policy directions for the United States.

Senior Fellow Laurie Dundon on Obama's Second Term
PSA Senior Fellow Laurie Dundon joined a panel of experts to discuss the possibilities and potential for Obama's second term. They give a hard look to Obama's Inauguration speech and his goals and challenges for the next four years.

George Shultz: Driving on Sunshine
Former Secretary of State and Current PSA Advisory Board Member, George Shultz, talks about why Republicans should support and carbon tax and what energy reforms should be made as we move forward and green energy becomes more efficient.

Andrew Semmel talks about Strengthening the Global Partnership against WMD Proliferation
Board Member Andrew Semmel sat down for a Hudson hosted panel discussion with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins to talk about what the global community should be focusing on in order to stem the spread of WMDs.

Video: Retiring Senators Make Pitch for Bipartisanship
Six retiring Senators made their final speeches on the Senate Floor emphasizing the importance and need for bipartisanship and greater across the aisle dialog. "When I started here in the Senate, the blackberry was a fruit, and tweeting was something only birds did." - Senator Joe Lieberman

Interview with Secretary William Cohen
Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen talks about how going off the "fiscal cliff" could effect US Foreign Policy and the global community.

Board Member Graeme Bannerman on the Situation in Egypt
Board Member and Middle East Institute Scholar, Graeme Bannerman, talks about the current situation in Egypt and how its government may evolve moving forward.

Madeleine Albright talks about the US role in Syria
Current PSA Advisory Board Member and former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, talks about recent developments in Syria and the role of the US and the international community.

Dr. Graeme Bannerman talks Iran, Israel-Palestine, and Syria
Dr. Graeme Bannerman, PSA Board of Directors Member and former USIP and Middle East Institute Scholar, talks with Garland about the Iranian Nuclear Program and the conflict in Gaza.

Rudman's Passing Reminds Senators of What They Can Be
In choosing this moment to depart this vale of tears, Warren Rudman performed one final service to the Republic he loved and served ably in the U.S. Senate. At a moment when the capital seems mired in avarice, self-indulgence, and partisan rancor, his death reminds us that it doesn’t have to be this way.

Former Senators Sam Nunn (D) and Bob Bennet (R) discuss avoiding the fiscal cliff and the effect of the election
Former Sen. Sam Nunn, (D-Ga.),a PSA Advisory Board Member, and former Sen. Bob Bennett, (R-Utah), on efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff.

VIDEO: George Shultz, PSA Advisory Board member, Discusses Energy Issues and Thoughts for the Future
In his role as Advisory Council Chair of the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford University, Shultz delivers a lecture on the history of our current energy dilemma and guidance on future policies to tackle the issue.

Mort Halperin, former PSA BoD Member, Releases Report on Strategies to Denuclearize Korean Peninsula
Halperin's report, presented at a forum held by the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, outlines a new approach to developing and implementing a process of regional security cooperation in North East Asia to rid the region of nuclear weapons.

Board Member and Former Ambassador to Greece, Tom Miller, talks European Debit Crisis
Tom Miller, PSA Board of Directors Member and Former Ambassador to Greece (2001-2004) talks about the Euro Crisis and specifically the economic issues in Greece and how it will effect the U.S.

Samuel Berger and Steven Hadley talk Foreign Policy and the the Presidential Debate at Cornell University
PSA Advisory Board member, Samuel Berger, joins fellow former National Security Advisor Steven Hadley for a discussion about the last Presidential Debate and the ideas put forth on Foreign Policy.

Undersecretary Tara Sonenshine on the importance of Social Media
Tara Sonenshine, current Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and former member of the PSA Board of Directors, talks about the importance of Social Media is public diplomacy.

Amb. Tom Pickering on why we need more than Sanctions on Iran
PSA Board Member, Ambassador Thomas Pickering, sat down for a very informative interview on Iranian politics, economy, and social life and why we might need more than sanctions to pressure them into giving up their nuclear program.

The Complexities of Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century
Former Board of Directors member and Under Secretary of State Tara Soneshine speaks on behalf of the complexities of Public Diplomacy to a USC crowd of students and faculty.

Putting 21st Century Statecraft Into Action
Former Board of Directors Member Tara Sonenshine speaks about all of the modern ways in which the State Department tries to amplify its message in times of crisis, Libya being the most recent case in point.

Advisory Board member Thomas Pickering was announced to Sec. Clinton's panel investigating the Benghazi attack.
Advisory Board member Thomas Pickering has joined Secretary Clinton's panel to investigate the attacks in Benghazi. The panel will look into the possibilities of an organized terrorist attack and to report its fact finding mission.

Advisory Board Member Madeleine Albright speaks about the US and UN
Advisory Board Member Madeleine Albright spoke about the United State's role in the world, and the need to transform back into a positive and constructive force for other nations. Secretary Albright also went on about the UN and what she believes will be the inability to draft language on the word blasphemy due to different pending issues.

Tara Sonenshine Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy discusses recent Riots in the Muslim World
Former PSA Advisory Board Member Tara Sonenshine discusses the recent riots in the Muslim world. She reinforces the need for public diplomacy in which to better connect with citizens of the world through religious tolerance and mutual understanding.

Former Senator Sam Nunn discusses the U.S. National Debt and the American people
Former Senator and PSA Advisory Board Member Sam Nunn discusses how both political parties are skirting the issue of the national debt and leaving the American public out in the cold. He goes on to say that the American people are confused and looking toward the parties for leadership.

Amb. Tom Pickering on US-Iran Diplomatic Relations
Speaking at the National Security Lecture Series, PSA Advisory Board Member Ambassador Thomas Pickering outlined the history of the Iranian Nuclear Program, the security challenges faced by the US, and the potential avenues for reconciliation.

Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Receive Award for Nuclear Security
PSA Advisory Board Member, Senator Sam Nunn, and Senator Richard Lugar have been chosen by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as the recipients of their first Nuclear Security Award. Nunn and Lugar both have had prestigious careers in the Senate and particular in the subject area of Non-Proliferation.

Tara Sonenshine on Citizen Diplomacy
Tara Sonenshine, former PSA Board of Directors Member and current Undersectary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, talks about the importance of "Citizen Diplomacy" to reinforcing the Public Diplomacy strategy and public-private partnerships.

Madeleine Albright Weighs In On How to Address U.N. Reform
Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and PSA Advisory Board member, offers her analysis of a recent Foreign Policy Magazine poll on UN reform. The overwhelming response - the system needs change. But Albright argues not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

William Perry Discusses Syria, China, and Defense Spending
William Cohen, former Secretary of Defense and PSA Advisory Board member, talks about the outlook for imposition of a no-fly zone in Syria, U.S.-China relations and the need for an agreement to avoid automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts.

Slade Gorton on Polarization in Washington, Foreign Policy, and Domestic Issues
Slade Gorton, former U.S. Senator (WA) and PSA Advisory Board member, shared his views on the troubled partisan atmosphere in Washington, US-Russia relationships, terrorism, energy security, and more in this recent interview.

Frances Townsend Calls for Streamlined DHS Oversight
Frances Townsend, former Secretary of Homeland Security and PSA Advisory Board member, discussed consolidating DHS oversight in Congress during a recent interview. She suggests that the current oversight structure is redundant and cumbersome to achieving the Department's mission.

George Shultz on Energy and Climate Change
George Shultz, former Secretary of State and PSA Advisory Board member, discusses US energy policy and implications for climate change impacts in this recent interview.

Senior Fellow, Laurie Dundon-Chevallereau, talks Syria and the esclating tensions in Turkey
by Laurie DundonFrance 24
June 27th, 2012

Shultz and former Cabinet Officials speak out in favor of Law of the Sea
Advisory Board Member, George Shultz, published an Oped in the Wall Street Journal in conjunction with Condolezza Rice, Colin Powell, James Baker III, and Henry Kissinger in favor of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Board Member Jamie Metzl talks challenges facing the Chinese economy on Bloomberg
On May 23, 2012, Board Member Jamie Metzl gave a radio interview on Bloomberg to talk about his perspectives on the Chinese economy.

Breaking the Deadlock in the Middle East Peace Process
Executive Director Matthew Hodes participated in a panel discussion at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies to discuss the challenges that face Middle East Peace and how we might overcome them.

More Than Just Remembering
Two PSA Advisory Board Members, Madeleine Albright and William Cohen, published an article in Foreign Policy Magazine supporting the creation of the Atrocities Prevention Board, but note that committees aren't enough - in order to truly end genocide, we must take decisive action.

Tom Pickering on Military Option in Iran
Advisory Board Member, Thomas Pickering details the dangers of taking military action against Iran in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the U.S. Policy options regarding Iran.

Baker and Dole Talk About the Art of Compromise
Once upon a time in Congress, compromise between Republicans and Democrats was the norm. And a witty GOP senator named Bob Dole was one of the best practitioners of the art, preferably on a West-facing balcony of the Capitol where he could get sun on his face while lawmaking. He succeeded an affable storyteller and able dealmaker named Howard Baker, who likened running the Senate to herding cats.

Madeleine Albright on Syria (Video)
Former Secretary of State and PSA Advisory Board Member Madeleine Albright talks Syria with Charlie Rose at this year's Women in the World series in New York City.

Frenemies: Metzl discusses the relationship between China and India
Board of Director's Co-Chair, Jamie Metzl, talks about the Indo-Sino relationship that will likely define the 21st century at this year's Vail Symposium. Metzl is an expert in Asian affairs and sees this relationship heading for conflict over land and ocean boarders, access to fresh water, and economic supremacy.

William Cohen Talks About Iran Nuclear Issue
CNN's Erin Burnett interviews former Secretary of Defense and PSA Advisory Board Member, William Cohen, about the growing nuclear ambitions of Iran and what it means for the US and Israel.

William Cohen on the Formation of Egypt's New Government
Former Secretary of Defense and PSA Advisory Board Member, William Cohen, gives an interview talking about Anti-Americanism in Egypt and what the U.S. role should be in the formation of a new democratic government in Egypt.

Brzezinski Says Turkey is the "Key" to the Syrian Crisis
As the civil war in Syria grows and becomes more violent, it gets harder to envision a peaceful resolution. Former National Security Advisor and PSA Advisory Board Member, Zbigniew Brzezinski, says that Turkey may hold the key.

Zbigniew Brzezinski talks about Afghanistan with Charlie Rose
Former National Security Advisor and current member of the PSA Advisory Board, Zbigniew Brzezinski talks with Charlie Rose about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East.

Lee Hamilton Urges Quick Action on Nuclear Waste Plan
After two years of research, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, co-chaired by PSA Advisory Board Member Lee Hamilton, said the government has an "ethical obligation" to deal with the country's nuclear waste and to "avoid burdening future generations" with the task.

Brzezinski: Can democracies thrive with financial systems that are out of control?
Brzezinski, former National Security Advisory and PSA Advisory Boardmember, is interviewed by Global Viewpoint Network editor, Nathan Gardels.

Iran vs. the West
PSA Senior Fellow, Laurie Dundon, debates the merits and consequences of the latest sanctions the EU has imposed on Iran.

Former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) - NTI Index Launch
Former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) and PSA Advisory Board member discusses the new report: NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index. The report provides an assessment of global nuclear materials safety and recommendations for strengthening security measures.

Interview with Mark Brzezinski
Former Board Member and newest US Ambassador to Sweden, Mark Brzezinski talks about the relationship between the US and Sweden and the opportunities for trade, knowledge transfer, and joint clean technology research and development.

Zbigniew Brzezinski: As China Rises, A New U.S. Strategy
Zibgniew Brzezinski, PSA Advisor and former National Security Advisor, writes about the changing relationship between the United States and China.

Nunn Proposes 10 Steps to Reducing Nuclear Risks in Europe
Former Senator Sam Nunn, now a member of PSA's Advisory Board, argues for changing the status quo regarding tactical nuclear weapons in Europe in a new essay that proposes 10 steps ("10 for 2012") for NATO to consider as it plans for the next NATO Summit in Chicago in May. Specifically, Nunn calls for a five-year target for the consolidation of all U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe back to the United States, with the final timing and pace determined by broad political and security developments between NATO and Russia.

Gary Hart: Russia and the United States in the 21st Century
Gary Hart, PSA Advisory Board Member, represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 1975 to 1987. He is a professor at the University of Colorado at Denver and was co-chairman of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century.

Graeme Bannerman Featured in "The Arab Spring: Implications for US Policy and Interests"
Board of Directors Member, Graeme Bannerman, is featured in the Middle East Institute's latest publication, The Arab Spring: Implications for US Policy and Interests. Click the link to read the full analysis!

Video: Brzezinski Introduces Himself to Sweden
Former member of the PSA Board of Directors, Mark Brzezinski, introduces himself and his family to the people of Sweden as he takes on his role as US Ambassador to Sweden. Learn more about Brzezinski's goals and views in this fun video!

Lee Hamilton Shares His Optimism on U.S. Future and History
PSA Advisory Board Co-Chair and former Representative, Lee Hamilton, says the current political and fiscal crisis should be seen as no more than a snapshot in a long, rich timeline of American history. A timeline that he says will continue to prove America's aptitude for success.

William Perry Shares His Views on U.S. Budget in the Aftermath of Supercommittee Failure
Coauthoring an op-ed in The Washington Times, William Perry, former Secretary of Defense and PSA Advisory Board member, discusses the importance of aid funding and maintaining focus on long-term international investments in a time of austerity.

An Interview with Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright, PSA Advisory Board Member and former Secretary of State, sits down with the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs to discuss the past, present, and future in U.S. diplomacy and foreign policy.

Gary Hart Discusses Strengthening U.S. National Security
Former Senator and PSA Advisory Board Member Gary Hart spoke in Denver at the Annual Sutton Colloquium in International Law. Hart’s talk, entitled “Strategy, Collective Security, and the Global Commons” focused on the need for a new “grand strategy” in tackling U.S. foreign security threats and global economic concerns.

VIDEO: William Cohen Discusses New Book
Advisory Board Member and former Secretary of Defense, William Cohen, talk about his new book "Blink of an Eye" on Jim Parisi's radio show.

VIDEO: George Shultz talks about the War on Drugs
Advisory Board Member and former Secretary of State talks about the progress of the War on Drugs and the policies that could potentially end it.

Nunn and Perry to serve on advisory panel to South Korean President
Two PSA Advisory Board Members, Sam Nunn - former Senator (D-GA) - and William Perry - former Secretary of Defense - will serve on an expert panel formed to advise South Korean President Lee Myung-bak in preparation for the March Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

Albright: Peace requires hard work, compromise
Speaking at Indiana University, former Secretary of State and PSA Advisory Board Member Madeleine Albright discussed peace, war and partisanship.

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen Talks Pentagon Cuts & His New Book "Blink Of An Eye"
William Cohen, PSA Advisory Board Member and former Secretary of Defense, spoke recently on his new book "Blink of and Eye" and how Defense cuts could affect U.S. national security if Supercommittee fails to produce a budget deal.

Lee Hamilton: America at a Crossroads
Advisory Board Member, Lee Hamilton, in conjunction with Frank Carlucci and Tom Ridge have published an Opinion piece on the future of American interests. They discuss the economy, national security, and governance in this thoughtful and thought-provoking piece.

William Cohen to speak about New Book
November 10th, 2011
Former Secretary of Defense and current PSA Advisory Board Member, William Cohen will give two interviews over the radio today to promote his new book, Blink of an Eye.

VIDEO: Albright Moderates Panel on Arab Spring
November 8th, 2011
Madeleline Albright, former Secretary of State and current Advisory Board member, moderated a panel for CSPAN focusing on the Arab Spring. The panelists included participants from Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.

Zibigniew Brzezinski to host Live Webcast on China
November 8th, 2011
Zibigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor and current Advisory Board member will host a live webcast on November 16th. The event, titled "CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections" will take place at the University of Montana, but Brzezinski will be able to answer questions from audience members nationwide.

Albright Weighs in on the Arab Spring
November 4th, 2011
Former Secretary of State and PSA Advisory Boardmember, Madeleine Albright shared her thoughts on the Arab Spring at Indianna Univeristy's Themester "Making War, Making Peace". Albright also weighed in on US-Mexico boarder issues and blasted the media for their lack of serious reporting on Middleastern Affairs.

Lee Hamilton: The Enduring Tension between Ideology and Pragmatism
November 1st, 2011
PSA Co-Founder and former Indiana Representative, Lee Hamilton, writes about the role of ideology in the perpetuation of partisanship and how that has lead to the current state of the economy and political situation in this intriguing Op-ed.

Townsend Talks About the US's Future with Iran
October 31st, 2011
Advisory Boardmember and former Homeland Security Advisor, Frances Towsend, discusses the rocky relationship between the US and Iran and give her ideas on what should happen in the future in this article co-authored with Mark D. Wallace, President of United Against Nuclear Iran.

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz Joins PSA Advisory Board
October 28th, 2011
Shultz served as Secretary of State in the Reagan administration from 1982 - 1989.

Video: Metzl Discusses China
October 27th, 2011
Jamie Metzl, Chairman of the PSA Board of Directors, discusses his view of the Chinese economy with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock".

Video: Madeleine Albright talks about Arab Spring with FPA
October 25th, 2011
Advisory Board member and former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, shares her thoughts on the Arab Spring.

Mark Brzezinski, PSA Board Member, confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Sweden.
October 21st, 2011
PSA Board of Directors Member Mark Brzezinski was confirmed by the Senate as new U.S. Ambassador to Sweden on Tuesday, October 19th.

Zbigniew Brzezinski wins Jury du Prix Tocquevillie Prize
October 18th, 2011
Advisory Board Member and former National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski won the prestigious 2011 Jury du Prix Tocquevile prize and talks about inequality in America and how the most wealthy should be contributing to society.

Video: Jamie Metzl debates the bill pressuring China to float the Yuan
October 17th, 2011
PSA Board Member, Jamie Metzl debates the merits of a US bill aimed at pushing China for keeping the yuan undervalued with Dan Ikenson, Associate Director at the CATO Institute.

Madeline Albright Joins Defense Policy Board
October 14th, 2011
Advisory Board Member and former Secretary of State, Madeline Albright will be one of five new members on the Defense Policy Board, a panel advising top Pentagon officials on defense policy.

Townsend and Kean on Why National Security Should Remain a Priority
October 11th, 2011
Board Member, Fran Townsend, and Advisory Board Member, Thomas Kean talk about why Americans should focus on National Security during a time of economic hardship and the effect of budget cuts in defense.

Advisory Board Member, Thomas Pickering receives Award
October 7th, 2011
Each year, CRDF Global presents the George Brown Award for International Scientific Cooperation to recognize individuals for their critical work advancing international cooperation in science and technology.

Thomas Pickering Speaks on Nuclear Iran
October 5th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board Member, Thomas Pickering, gave a lecture addressing the need for a diplomatic approach to dealing with Iran's growing nuclear program, at Princeton University on October 3, 2011. Pickering has served as the US Ambassador to Jordan, El Salvador, India, Israel, Russia, Nigeria, and the United Nations as well as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs during the Clinton Administration.

Video: 9/11 Commission and Bipartisanship
September 26th, 2011
Advisory Board Member and former Senator, Slade Gorton along with his colleague Bob Kerrey discuss their experience on the 9/11 Commission and how bipartisanship played a critical role.

Slade Gorton: Leadership Video
September 26th, 2011
Advisory Board Member and former Senator, Slade Gorton, discusses the leadership lesson he learned while serving on the 9/11 commission.

Hamilton: Fix for Congress Must Run Deep
September 26th, 2011
Advisory Board Member and former Congressman, Lee Hamilton, discusses the need for reform in Congress in order to improve efficiency, promote bi-partisanship, and meet the new challenges facing the U.S.

Op-ed: How to Weaken the Power of Foreign Oil
September 22nd, 2011
Bud McFarlane, former National Security Advisor and PSA Board Member, along with James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, authored this Op-ed in The New York Times about their new bi-partisan effort, the United States Energy Security Council.

Op-ed: We can't default on our commitments
July 17th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board members Howard Baker and Nancy Kassebaum Baker co-authored an op-ed in The Washington Post on the dangers of the U.S. defaulting on its debt.

James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton Op-Ed: Breaking the War Powers Stalemate
June 13th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board Co-Chairman Lee Hamilton and former Secretary of State James Baker III authored a Washington Post op-ed calling on lawmakers to resolve the Executive and Legislative branch conflict over war-making authorities, an issue most recently highlighted by US involvement in Libya, and propose the War Powers Consultation Act as a possible means to do so.

9/11 Commissioners Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton Statement on Osama bin Laden Death
May 2nd, 2011
Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, the former Chair and Vice-Chair of the 9/11 Commission and PSA Advisory Board members, released a statement on the death of Osama bin Laden, commending the U.S. intelligence community and the U.S. military and acknowledging the families of the victims of 9/11. Read the full statement.

Mideast 'Kleptocracy' plan is key
April 25th, 2011
PSA Board member Mark Brzezinski authored an op-ed in Politico, calling outrage at corruption the major motivator behind the upheaval in the Middle East, and making the case for DOJ's Kleptocracy Initiative as an opportunity for the U.S. to connect with the aspirations of people seeking change.

Hamilton, Kean: Still "much more to do" to fulfill 9/11 Commission's recommendations
March 30th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board members and 9/11 Commission co-chairs Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, saying that many of the Commission's recommendations remain unfulfilled nearly ten years after the 9/11 attacks.

Dobriansky on the Future of Iran
March 19th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board member Paula Dobriansky spoke at a bipartisan conference on Capitol Hill titled "Iran Rising for Freedom - US Policy Prospects."

Graeme Bannerman: Congress Must Step Up on Libya
March 18th, 2011
PSA Board member Graeme Bannerman argues that "before the U.S. commits to establishing a no-fly zone, the public deserves a serious debate by congressional representatives that weighs the benefits to U.S. national interest against the costs of increasing the national deficit."

Lee Hamilton on America's influence in the world
March 16th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board Co-Chair Lee Hamilton spoke at Depauw University about the United States' role in the world.

Albright: Libya Solution Requires Aid From Arab League, African Union
PSA Advisory Board member Madeleine Albright commented on the events in Libya at the Women in the World Conference, calling on the Arab League and the African Union to support U.S. peace efforts.

U.S. Diplomat Upbeat about Future of G-8 Nonproliferation Program
March 9th, 2011
Global Security Newswire covers PSA and Hudson Institute's recent event on Cooperative Threat Reduction featuring Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins.

PSA Advisory Board Members Sec. William Perry and Sen. Sam Nunn on Nuclear Deterrence
March 7th, 2011
Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn write on nuclear deterrence in the Wall Street Journal.

Perry on Moving Toward Nuclear Disarmament
February 25th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board member and former Secretary of Defense William Perry stressed the urgency of creating a nuclear-free world at a speech delivered at Harvard's Institute of Politics.

Townsend on Al Qaeda and Libya
February 24th, 2011
In a Washington Times article, Frances Townsend states she does not believe that al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb will establish a prescence in Libya, despite their offer of assistance to the rebels.

Townsend on the security situation in Libya
February 22nd, 2011
PSA Advisory Board member Frances Townsend talks to American Morning’s Kiran Chetry and T.J. Holmes about the security situation in Libya.

PSA Advisory Board member Marc Grossman named Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
February 18th, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced February 18th that PSA Advisory Board member Marc Grossman has been appointed the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Mubarak's Fall Spurs Calls To Rethink U.S. Policy
February 15th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board member Thomas Pickering speaks to NPR about U.S. foreign policy after Egypt.

McFarlane: Three Qualities That Made Reagan Great
February 4th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board member and former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane authored a recent op-ed in The Wall Street Journal commemorating President Reagan on his 100th birthday.

Graeme Bannerman on Anti-Government Protests in Egypt
January 28th, 2011
PSA Board of Directors member Graeme Bannerman discusses the Egyptian anti-government protests on NPR's Diane Rehm Show.

Graeme Bannerman on U.S. Response to Protests in Egypt
January 27th, 2011
PBS Newshour's Jeffrey Brown talks to Graeme Bannerman of the Middle East Institute and Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch about how the United States should proceed in light of the unrest in Egypt.

Obama's Free Trade Opportunity
January 24th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board member Carla Hills was named as a potential ‘quarterback’ to seek bipartisanship on trade in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Senate extends Rudman's Small Business Innovation Research Program
January 24th, 2011
The SBIR, established in the early 1980s by PSA Advisory Board Co-Chair Warren Rudman, requires that 2.5% of large federal R&D budgets be directed to small businesses. The Senate passed a reauthorization by unanimous consent.

Cohen: Hu's visit brings U.S. and China closer
January 21st, 2011
PSA Advisory Board member and former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen says Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States has brought the two countries closer.

Hamilton on Tucson tragedy: Don't let the dialogue of democracy be a victim, too
January 19th, 2011
PSA Advisory Board Co-Chair Lee Hamilton weighs in on the Tucson tragedy, saying "as a nation we also have to worry about a political tragedy... I'm talking about weakening further the bond between us and our elected representatives."

Andrew Semmel: The IAEA and Nuclear Security: Trends and Prospects
January 11th, 2011
PSA Board of Directors member Dr. Andrew K. Semmel recently co-authored a new report called The IAEA and Nuclear Security: Trends and Prospects, which concludes that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should be strengthened. To download the report, click here.

Zbigniew Brzezinski: How to Stay Friends With China
January 3rd, 2011
PSA Advisory Board Member Zbigniew Brzezinski authors an op-ed in The New York Times on the significance of Chinese President Hu Jintao's upcoming visit to Washington.

Jamie Metzl: China's Global War on Human Rights
December 9th, 2010
PSA Board Co-Chair Jamie Metzl authors an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on "why Beijing is promoting a world-wide rejection of postwar international norms."

Howard Baker: We invite danger if we reject New START
December 1st, 2010
PSA Advisory Board member Howard Baker authors an op-ed in USA Today urging ratification of the New START treaty.

That Bribe Could Be Costly
November 15th, 2010
PSA Board Member Mark Brzezinski authors an op-ed in The International Herald Tribune on the risk and liability acquiring companies face as they wade into developing markets and countries with reputations for corruption.

Critical questions on Iran
September 22nd, 2010
PSA Board Member Mark Brzezinski co-authors an op-ed in Politico with Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat outlining the key questions that the upcoming National Intelligence Estimate on Iran should answer.

Lee Hamilton on Bipartisanship
September 17th, 2010
In a Washington Post op-ed, David Ignatius profiles PSA Advisory Board Co-Chair Lee Hamilton's commitment to compromise and consensus.

Sam Nunn and John Warner: New START increases national security
September 16th, 2010
Former Senators John Warner (R-VA) and Sam Nunn (D-GA), a member of the PSA Advisory Board and a signatory of our recent bipartisan statement on New START, co-authored an op-ed in Politico in support of the treaty.

PSA New START Statement Signatory Alan Simpson Urges Senate Ratification
September 15th, 2010
Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), a signatory of PSA's New START statement released in June, urges the Senate to support the treaty in an op-ed published in The Casper Star-Tribune.

Shultz, Albright, Hagel, Hart: Vote on New START now
September 10th, 2010
In a Washington Post op-ed, four signatories cite the bipartisan consensus in PSA's START statement and urge Congress to move forward on the treaty soon.

Lee Hamilton: Moving away from oil dependency will help Hoosiers
July 20th, 2010
In an op-ed appearing in The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, PSA Advisory Board Co-Chair Lee Hamilton writes that climate change and America's dependence on oil are national security threats.

Rojansky and Semmel on Arms Control and Congress
June 21st, 2010
In a Roll Call op-ed Matthew Rojansky and Andrew Semmel call for Congress to take a greater role in arms control efforts.

Obama administration gets tough on business corruption overseas
May 28th, 2010
PSA Board Member Mark Brzezinski writes an op-ed in The Washington Post on the Obama administration's "ramp-up in international 'anti-bribery' enforcement."

Samuel Berger on Climate Change and Energy Security
May 3rd, 2010
PSA Advisory Board Member Samuel Berger writes an op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune on the national security risks of climate change and energy security.

Jamie Metzl on Afghanistan and China
April 15th, 2010
PSA Board of Directors Co-Chairman Jamie Metzl authors two recent op-eds: Afghanistan lost without better governance and China must do more as a big power.

Mark Brzezinski on Growing U.S.-Central European Ties
April 6th, 2010
PSA Board member Mark Brzezinski co-authors an op-ed on the relationship between the U.S. and Central Europe for the New York Times.

Pickering and Agre on Science Diplomacy and Conflict Reduction
February 24th, 2010
Thomas Pickering and Peter Agre co-author an op-ed in The San Diego Union-Tribune on science diplomacy's ability to reduce conflict.

Matthew Rojansky and James Collins: START is key to reducing the nuclear threat
February 17th, 2010
PSA Executive Director Matthew Rojansky and former U.S. ambassador to Russia James F. Collins co-author an op-ed in The Hill on the importance of START for U.S.-Russian relations and nuclear nonproliferation.

Robert McFarlane on Iranian Nuclear Ambitions
February 16th, 2010
PSA Advisory Board Member Robert McFarlane writes an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times on the Iranian Nuclear Program.

Pickering and Agre Op-Ed: Science Diplomacy
February 9th, 2010
Thomas Pickering and Peter Agre co-author an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun on PSA's bipartisan statement on Science Diplomacy.

Nunn, Perry, Schultz and Kissinger on America's Nuclear Arsenal
January 20th, 2010
PSA Advisory Board Members Sam Nunn and William J. Perry co-author a Wall Street Journal op-ed with Henry Kissinger and George Shultz on the importance of maintaining confidence in America's nuclear arsenal.

Congress More Partisan Than Ever
January 19th, 2010
Congressional Quarterly's annual report on Congressional voting patterns has found that the past year was the most partisan out of the 57 years CQ has been tracking votes.

How 12/25 Was Like 9/11
January 6th, 2010
Thomas Kean on what must be done in the aftermath of the attempted Christmas Day bombing: "First, we should dismiss the partisan bickering over the issue. Both parties have presided over security failures and successes; systemic failures cannot be ascribed to the stewardship of a political party."

Business and the Way of Democracy
December 28th, 2009
Andrea Bonime-Blanc and Mark Brzezinski co-author an op-ed in The New York Times.

Matthew Rojansky and Brian Finlay on CTR in Pakistan
December 15th, 2009
Matthew Rojansky and Brian Finlay co-author an op-ed on Pakistan's nuclear program for the Stimson Center.

Zbigniew Brzezinski on President Obama
December 14th, 2009
Zbigniew Brzezinski authors a piece in Foreign Affairs on President Obama's Foreign Policy.

Thomas Pickering on U.S. Policy towards Iran
December 9th, 2009
Thomas Pickering co-authors an op-ed on a strategy for Iran.

Sam Nunn on Security in Europe
December 8th, 2009
Sam Nunn co-authors an op-ed in the Moscow Times on security challenges in Europe.

Mark Brzezinski on Obama's China Summit
October 30th, 2009
Mark Brzezinski writes for the New York Times about President Obama's upcoming trip to China and opportunities for elevating the U.S.-China strategic relationship.

Mark Brzezinski on the U.S. Relationship with Poland and the Czech Republic.
September 24th, 2009
PSA Board Member Mark Brzezinski writes an op-ed for the New York Times on why the U.S. must strengthen and build on its relationships with Poland and the Czech Republic.

Mapping Pakistan's Nuclear Security
September 9th, 2009
PSA has developed an online interactive map that illustrates the troubling nuclear security situation in Pakistan. Our map combines open source intelligence data on the locations of Pakistani nuclear facilities, territory controlled by the Taliban (and other militants), and the sites of militant activity.

Jamie Metzl: Afghans must take the lead in cleaning house
September 2nd, 2009
PSA Co-Chairman Jamie Metzl co-authors a piece with C. Christine Fair in the Japan Times calling for the Afghan government to take the lead in fighting corruption.

Ted Sorensen: The Obama-Kennedy Nuclear Policy
August 7th, 2009
PSA Advisory Board Member Ted Sorenson discusses the long-term goal of nuclear disarmament and cites PSA's recent statement on nonproliferation in article for the Huffington Post.

Politico: Bipartisanship, in three courses
July 20th, 2009
Politico covers Tom Kean's recent dinner with PSA's Congressional Fellows, where he reminisced about "growing up in a Washington where the two parties worked together in (almost) perfect harmony."

John Lehman: Wasteful Defense Spending Is a Clear and Present Danger
July 18th, 2009
In a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, PSA Advisory Board member John Lehman argues that defense spending has become increasingly irresponsible.

A Bipartisan Perspective on the Moscow Summit
July 7th, 2009
PSA's recent statements on US-Russia relations and nuclear nonproliferation take center stage with media outlets across the country as Presidents Obama and Medvedev meet in Moscow this week.

Lee Hamilton on Congressional Process
July 2nd, 2009
In two recent commentaries, PSA Co-Founder Lee Hamilton explains "Why Congress Needs Institutionalists" and asks "Is Fixing Congressional Procedure a Lost Cause?"

PSA Advisory Board members serve on Homeland Security Advisory Council
June 8th, 2009
Gary Hart was sworn in by Napolitano on June 5 and will serve as Vice Chairman, joining Lee Hamilton on the council.

Obama Calls for Bipartisan Nonproliferation Policy
May 19th, 2009
Obama called his meeting with Kissinger, Shultz, Nunn, and Perry "a reminder of the long tradition of bipartisan foreign policy that has been the hallmark of America at moments of greatest need."

Our Best Weapon Against Nuclear Proliferation
In our latest statement, PSA encourages the Obama Administration to fully support the NPT and IAEA. Thirty top Republicans and Democrats back a concrete list of ten actions that can improve U.S. nuclear nonproliferation efforts.

Obama's Bipartisan Moment on Foreign Policy
April 6th, 2009
Doyle McManus: For now at least, Republicans have found little to disagree with in his handling of foreign policy.

Hamilton on Iran
February 26th, 2009
PSA Co-Chair former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) says that a breakthrough in direct dialogue with Iran won't come quickly, but will take "direct, sustained engagement over a long period of time."

It Could Be Much Worse
October 14th, 2008
Saga Foundation Fellow and national security reporter John Diamond explains why a financial crisis like this one is minor next to what a nuclear terror attack might cause.

Ignatius: Handing Over Foreign Policy
October 14th, 2008
The Washington Post's David Ignatius identifies the need for smooth foreign policy transition between the Bush Administration and the next president's team. It's especially important, he says, to keep policy options open on the Middle East, North Korea, and Russia.

Foreign Policy Analysts Rate the Debate
September 29th, 2008
A dozen top foreign policy experts, including former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, give the Washington Post their assessments of the first Obama-McCain debate.

Nuclear proliferation endangers world stability
September 16th, 2008
The chairman and vice-chairman of the WMD Comission, former U.S. Senators Bob Graham (D-FL) and Jim Talent (R-MO) explain why America cannot relax its attitude towards WMD proliferation.

What is McCain Stocking in the Cabinet?
September 8th, 2008
Seeking to bridge the partisan divide that has been plaguing Washington, John McCain has pledged to appoint Democrats to his cabinet, if elected.

What will the Presidential Transition Look Like?
September 8th, 2008
National security decisions are always tough, and become even harder during a Presidential transition, with the clout of the outgoing administration weakened, and the incoming administration not yet in place. Kurt Campbell and James Steinberg, in the Washington Quarterly, take a look at the challenges facing a government in transition.

Can Realism Bring Democrats and Republicans Together?
September 3rd, 2008
In an International Herald Tribune op-ed, Les Gelb argues that Republican realists like James Baker, Henry Kissinger, Brent Scowcroft and Lawrence Eagleburger will find more in common with "Truman-Acheson Democrats" than with the conservative and neoconservative wings of their own party.

Is McCain's Bipartisan Resume a Political Liability?
September 1st, 2008
John McCain has a robust history of bipartisan cooperation, especially to pass important foreign policy bills in the Senate. Will his frequent cooperation with Democrats continue to dampen Republican enthusiasm for his presidential campaign as it did in the primary?

America's Image
August 19th, 2008
PSA Director Matt Rojansky, and CSIS senior fellow Rick Barton, make the case for citizen diplomacy.

Team of Rivals?
August 18th, 2008
David Shribman makes the case for a bipartisan cabinet, and explains why this election season represents an opportune moment for either candidate to reach out across the aisle.

How Likely is Post-Election Bipartisanship?
August 18th, 2008
Ronald Brownstein discusses the candidates' bipartisan tendencies, and attempts to determine just how much of a bipartisan effort they would each make as president.

Russian Attack Has Dire Consequences for Western Energy Security
August 13th, 2008
With the pipeline in Georgia disabled, Russia maintains the only link between the West and the vast oil reserves in former Soviet republics such as Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.

Bush, China Slap Each Other on the Wrist
August 8th, 2008
Bush: "We insist on openness and justice not to impose our opinions, but to allow the Chinese people to express their opinions" China: "We firmly oppose any words or acts that interfere in other countries' internal affairs, using human rights and religion and other issues"

Support for Tire Gauges is Bipartisan?
August 6th, 2008
Almost 18 years ago, the G.H.W. Bush administration released public service announcements declaring "Do Your Part, Drive Smart. ... Americans could save 50,000 barrels of oil a day with a little more air in their tires."

Both McCain and Obama Open to Bipartisan Compromise on Energy Independence
August 4th, 2008
One day after Obama publicly supported bipartisan legislation that would increase both offshore drilling and alternative fuel funding, a McCain aide said that he too might support such legislation.

PNSR Releases Preliminary Findings
The Project on National Security Reform, a non-partisan national security analysis group, recently released an interim report outlining their initial findings and summarizing their work to date.

Exporting Campaign Politics?
Soderberg and Katulis argue that in this global era, American politics no longer ends at the water's edge. McCain and Obama's high profile foreign trips are about showing that each can lead a nation deeply engaged with the wider world, not about exporting America's partisan political battles.

More Offshore Drilling Controversy
July 21st, 2008
26 house Republicans cross the aisle to support legislation forcing oil companies to develop the leases they have before receiving new ones.

Jamie Gorelick and Slade Gorton insist that there may be a dangerous gap between the incoming and outgoing administrations.

Two Senators May Accompany Obama on Iraq Trip
July 14th, 2008
Obama said he may be bringing Chuck Hagel and Jack Reed, noting their "traditional bipartisan wisdom when it comes to foreign policy."

Obama's Supposed Flip-Flop Really a Push for Bipartisan Consensus?
New York Times OP-ED columnist Gail Collins claims that the much-discussed apparent waffling of presumptive democratic nominee Barack Obama is in fact just the fulfillment of the candidates promise to "find a rational common ground".

Bipartisan Commission Calls for Revitalization of National War Powers Legislation.
July 9th, 2008
The National War Powers Commission, led by PSA Board member Warren Christopher and James Baker, recommends new legislation regarding the decision to engage in war.

Obama and McCain Strut Their Bipartisan Stuff
NPR Radio Broadcast with Mara Liasson: Both McCain and Obama have cast themselves as politicians who are willing to work across the aisle, and each has attacked the other for being unwilling to do so.

It's Time to Talk to Syria
Senators John Kerry and Chuck Hagel wrote in the Wall Street Journal this week, "After Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1991, President George H.W. Bush did the improbable and convinced Syrian President Hafez Assad to join an American-led coalition against a fellow Ba'athist regime. Today, these leaders' sons have another chance for a diplomatic breakthrough that could redefine the strategic landscape in the Middle East." Click here to read the entire text.

Help Russia Help Us
Former Senator and PSA Board member Sam Nunn wrote in the New York Times today: "There is a remarkable consensus among the presidential candidates [regarding the imperative to cooperate with Russia to prevent nuclear proliferation]. But we must not wait until a new administration in 2009 to advance this vital work." You can read the full op-ed here.

"A World Free of Nuclear Weapons?"
Did McCain's speech this Tuesday on nonproliferation policy truly embrace the principles elucidated in the now-famous bipartisan roadmap "A World Free of Nuclear Weapons"?

China`s Perfect Storm
Although some China bashers in the West and nationalists in China may be rejoicing, the potential deterioration of China's international relations serves nobody's interest and threatens to undermine global peace and security.

Globalisation: Kissinger's Perspective
Kissinger's advice to US leaders on Trade Policy: "The next administration should establish a bipartisan commission at the highest level to study what constitutes an indispensable strategic US industrial and technological base and the measures to preserve it."

PEPFAR has been described by US senators and congressmen as one of the most successful bipartisan foreign policy initiatives in history. New funding of US$ 50 billon in 2008 has made it possible for American and global experts to forge a more dynamic and intensive alliance, including developing more viable public-private partnerships to work to prevent AIDS in the target countries.

Virginia Courts
A perfect storm of bipartisan cooperation and good sense hovered over the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. A candidate for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was confirmed 96-0, ending two years of petty bickering over the vacancy.

Bipartisan War Funding
Heralded as a bipartisan effort to change US fiscal reconstruction policy in Iraq, a handful of US senators have created a provision, included in the Senate Appropriations Iraq War Supplemental markup last Friday, shifting operational costs for many defense projects onto the Iraqi government.

WMD Commission
Over the next six months, a congressionally mandated commission, created in response to 9/11, will look at the federal government's myriad of WMD programs and offer recommendations on preventive strategy for the incoming Administration.

2009 Defense Authorization Bill
Alternating between quick bipartisan approval of major segments and sharp party-line disputes, The House Armed Services Committee finally approved a $712 billion fiscal 2009 defense authorization bill last Thursday.

Congress Passes Bipartisan Oil Bill
Tuesday the U.S. Senate voted 97–1 to stop purchasing oil to pump into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The House agreed, passing an identical bill 385–25. Although both Republicans and Democrats voted to pass the SPR bill, they have radically different energy philosophies

Climate Change in Washington
Since both Republican and Democratic candidates support decisive action, climate change will get the aggressive attention it deserves from the White House in 2009, no matter which party wins in November.


US Aid to Pakistan
The United States has vowed to establish a new framework for political, economic and security assistance for Pakistan as it urged bipartisan American support for the country’s development.

Getting Back to Earth Day's Bipartisan Roots
Colorado Senator Nancy Spence notes in the Denver Post how Earth Day 2008 managed to cut across political lines, with Republicans and Democrats both speaking out on the need to confront major environmental problems.

Intelligence Oversight
The Senate Intelligence Committee marked up the intelligence reauthorization bill on Tuesday, April 28th, providing fresh opportunity to address hotly debated concerns over the intelligence failures and abuses that have plagued debate in the 110th Congress.

New Demands From Congress
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are signaling that the White House can expect a struggle over this year's $108 billion war-funding request.

The U.S. Treasury today released a proposed set of revisions for the review of foreign investments. Although Congress passed the legislation with overwhelming bipartisan majorities, neither the law nor the regulations clarify the potential for negative political reactions to investments from China, the Middle East or other sensitive areas.

Iraqi Refugees
Today, Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Joseph Biden released a report detailing the lack of American leadership in the Iraqi refugee crisis, which has left roughly 4 million Iraqis displaced and homeless.

US Global Aid
Thanks to a bipartisan compromise brokered by the Foreign Affairs Committee,today the House voted overwhelmingly to expand the U.S. effort to combat HIV/AIDS worldwide.

The Sahara Dispute
US Congress has expressed strong bipartisan support for the Moroccan initiative, which proposes a bold plan for regional autonomy. Now the Administration must capitalize on this widespread bipartisan support in calling for a firmer Security Council approach to the negotiations.

Brave New World War
Genetic engineering will soon turn science fiction to fact. Why we need a new global treaty to control it.

House and Senate Democratic leaders are headed into talks today that could lead to a breakthrough over the controversial FISA legislation. A bill could be sent to President Bush as early as next week. In the meantime, significant issues remain.

An Independent Candidate
On his potential candidacy, Bloomberg writes to the New York Times..."In the weeks and months ahead, I will continue to work to steer the national conversation away from partisanship and toward unity..." Click here for the full op-ed.

US Policy Towards Cuba
In the wake of Castro's resignation, 100 bipartisan members of Congress press the administration for a thorough review of U.S. policy toward Cuba.

Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Press China On Darfur
A bipartisan group of more than 100 House members have written Chinese President Hu Jintao, urging him to use his influence with the Sudanese government to end the violence in the Darfur region.

An Agenda for Reform
USAID Administrator Henrietta Fore spoke last week on the future of US Foreign Aid: "We've recently seen several significant reports on the future of foreign assistance. I am encouraged by the consensus that's emerging. Collectively, these reports make a bipartisan case for increased investments and a modernized aid structure to reflect our current world."

Foreign Policy Press Conference
PSA Board Member Bud McFarlane and Executive Director Matt Rojansky discussed the Secure America Challenge with reporters in a call-in press conference on Thursday, January 31. Click here to listen to the discussion.

Challenges for the next President
Lee Hamilton describes the daunting foreign policy challenges facing America's next leader: "...To protect and promote America's interests, the next president needs to negotiate these myriad challenges. He or she must build a strong team in the government and, more important, build strong support across the country to be successful."

A Failing State?
The Afghan Study Report,co-chaired by PSA Board Member Thomas Pickering, warns that Afghanistan is at risk of becoming a failed state because of deteriorating international support and growing militant violence. It is a follow-on effort to the work of the Iraq Study Group -- a congressionally mandated panel and the first major bipartisan U.S. assessment of the Iraq war since the 2003 invasion.

Perceptions of 9/11
The lack of foreign policy focus in the 2008 elections (as well as Rudy Giuliani's recent withdrawl) have illuminated the fatigue voters feel towards the subject of 9/11 and US counterterrorism strategy. PSA, led by former 9/11 Commission members, seeks to remind the public that the threat of nuclear terrorism is still very real and ongoing.

Mukasey's Plea To Congress
In front of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday, Attorney General Mukasey urged Congress to pass the bipartisan bill on surveillance activities which he calls "vital to our national security efforts."

The Millennium Challenge
In a report being issued this week, Oxfam voices concerns about the MCC's long-term security, which is dependent on strong bipartisan support from Congress in 2008.

Towards a Nuclear Free World
For the first time since the 1960's, a call for the elimination of nuclear weapons comes not from the left, but from a strong centrist base in Washington, as an overwhelming majority of former top national security officials succeed in raising bipartisan support for a new nuclear strategy.

Bhutto's Assassination
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers condemned the assassination of Benazir Bhutto Tuesday, in the first formal congressional response toward the Pakistani government since her death.

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