PSA/USIP Capitol Hill Briefing: A Report from Inside Iran with Robin Wright

Public Briefing JAN 13 – Author and journalist Robin Wright, who has covered Iran for more than 40 years, visited Capitol Hill to offer insights from her recent two-week trip. She discussed Tehran’s new strategic goals, the shifting balance of political power, the economic challenges and future potential, the post-election public mood, prospects for the […]

PSA/USIP Host Ambassador Marc Grossman, former US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

On October 22, PSA/USIP hosted a small round-table discussion with Ambassador Marc Grossman, former U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. This off-the-record event, open to select congressional staff, focused on the upcoming transition in Afghanistan and U.S. interests in the AfPak region. This was the ninth event of the PSA/USIP Congressional Briefing Series – […]

The United States-Mexico Security Relationship

PUBLIC EVENT: Two participants in Partnership for a Secure America’s Congressional Partnership Program hosted a discussion with Professor John Bailey, Georgetown University, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service Director, Mexico Project and Iñigo Guevara, Mexican writer and analyst specializing in Latin American defense and security issues; former adviser to Mexico’s Office of the […]

PSA/USIP Host an Afternoon with USIP Experts

PSA and USIP offered Congressional staff a chance to speak with on-the-ground conflict resolution professionals in countries such as Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Burma, Israel/Palestine, the Sudans, and more. USIP experts have extensive on-the-ground experience and academic training to provide a rare quality of expertise which is effective in strategic and cost-saving techniques to bring stability […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Off-the-Record with Amb. Fred Hof and Dr. Steven Heydemann

PSA and USIP held a small round-table discussion on recent events in Syria and their effect on global security featuring Fred Hof, senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and former Special Representative on Syria, and Steven Heydemann, Senior Adviser for Middle East Initiatives at USIP, on Feb 1st, […]