“Planning for a Post-2014 Afghanistan: Opportunities and Risks” An Off-the-Record Discussion with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann

On July 29, two participants in Partnership for a Secure America’s Congressional Partnership Program hosted an off-the-record discussion with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann to share his observations and insights following his recent trip to Afghanistan. This conversation discussed a responsible path forward in Afghanistan.   Ronald E. Neumann Formerly a Deputy Assistant Secretary Ronald E. […]

The PSA/USIP Series: Ambassador Johnnie Carson – Why We Can No Longer Ignore Africa

The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) held an off-the-record, bipartisan group discussion with former Ambassador Johnnie Carson, whose appointments include Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs and Ambassadorships to Kenya (1999-2003), Zimbabwe (1995-1997), and Uganda (1991-1994). Following President Obama’s June 27-July 2 […]

Off-the-Record with Advisory Board Member Ambassador Paula Dobriansky

PSA hosted a private CPP reception with Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, PSA Advisory Board member and former Under Secretary of State. For information on PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program, please click here. ——————————————————————————- Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Chair of the National […]

Off-the-Record with Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes

PSA hosted a private CPP reception with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication. For information on PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program, please click here. ————————————————————————————————– Ben Rhodes is Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, overseeing President Obama’s national security communications, speechwriting, and global engagement. Previously, he served as Deputy Director […]

CPP Spring 2013: Retreat

PSA to hold Spring 2013 Congressional Partnership Program Weekend Retreat June 15-16. For more information on CPP visit http://www.psaonline.org/cpp. Guest Speakers: Dr. Graeme Bannerman, Bannerman Associates, PSA Board of Directors, Former Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican Staff Abraham Denmark,VP for Political and Security Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research Dr. Christos Kyrou, Research Director […]

PSA/USIP Host – Former Congressman Jim Kolbe: Reforming US Defense Cooperation with Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia

The PSA/USIP Congressional Briefing Series – topics on International Conflict Resolution and Prevention continued on May 30th with an off-the-record discussion featuring former Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ). Congressional staffers discussed the findings of a recent Atlantic Council report co-authored by Kolbe and General George Casey, Jr., USA (Ret.) – A New Deal: Reforming US Defense […]

A Conversation with Ambassador Thomas Pickering

PSA and USIP held a discussion with Ambassador Thomas Pickering on Capitol Hill to discuss current events facing American foreign policymakers in an increasingly challenging world on March 8th. Ambassador Thomas Pickering is Vice Chairman of Hills & Co., International Consultants, having retired in 2006 as a Boeing senior vice president for International Relations and […]

George Shultz, Fmr. Sec of State, Addresses Policymakers on Capitol Hill for the First Time in 20 Years

On March 8th, 2013, For the first time in 20 years, Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of State George P. Shultz (1982-1989) visited Capitol Hill to publicly address congressional policymakers. READ EVENT TRANSCRIPT BELOW   On this rare visit, Secretary Shultz, a member of PSA’s Advisory Board, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd on Capitol Hill. The topic […]

Thirty-Eight Leading U.S. National Security Experts Urge Washington to Act on International Climate Change Initiatives

On February 25th, Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) rolled out an open letter on the national security threats of climate change at a bipartisan panel event on Capitol Hill. R. James Woolsey, former Director of Central Intelligence, and Wayne Gilchrest, former Congressman (R-MD) and Co-founder of the Congressional Climate Change Caucus, discussed the national […]