Thinking Beyond War in Afghanistan: Updates for Congress

Monday, July 29th – United States Institute for Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted an off-the-record lunch briefing on the Hill to discuss the current status of the peace process in Afghanistan in light of the upcoming elections. Regional experts Laurel Miller, Program Director for Asia at the International Crisis Group, […]

China-Russia Cooperation in Global Hotspots

Thursday, July 18th – United States Institute for Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted an off-the-record lunch briefing on the Hill to discuss the growing partnership between China and Russia and this coordination’s impacts on U.S. interests. Regional experts Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at […]

Private Dinner Discussion on Afghanistan

On May 8th, United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) held an off-the-record invite-only dinner to discuss the current status of U.S. diplomatic and military engagement in Afghanistan. Regional experts General John Nicholson (Ret.), Commander of U.S. Forces – Afghanistan (2016-2018), and Dr. Andrew Wilder, Vice President of Asia […]

Major Shifts in Ethiopia: What It Means for America & the World

On March 25th, United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) held an off-the-record lunch briefing to discuss “Major Shifts in Ethiopia: What It Means for America & the World.” Regional experts Susan Stigant, USIP’s Director of Africa Programs, and Maj. General Christopher Leins, former Deputy Commander of the Joint […]

Peace Talks & the Future of Afghanistan: Updates for Congress

On March 7th, United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) held an off-the-record lunch briefing to discuss “Peace Talks & the Future of Afghanistan: Updates for Congress.” Laurel Miller, former deputy U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Johnny Walsh, USIP’s senior expert for Afghanistan, provided a situation […]

Countering Russia’s Assertive Foreign Policy

On November 30, Partnership for a Secure America and the United States Institute of Peace hosted an off-the-record briefing on Russia’s increasingly assertive foreign policy and the role of Congress in guiding future relations between the U.S. and Russia.  Ambassador Bill Taylor, Executive Vice President at USIP, was joined by Dr. Michael Carpenter, former Deputy Assistant […]

Elections in Nigeria: A New Hope for Peace and Governance?

On November 1, Partnership for a Secure America and the United States Institute of Peace hosted an off-the-record briefing on Nigeria’s consequential upcoming elections.  Oge Onubogu, Senior Program Officer of Africa Programs at the United States Institute of Peace, was joined by Christopher O’Connor, Senior Program Officer for West Africa at the National Endowment for […]

The New Great Powers Proving Ground: Africa & The Red Sea

On October 25, Partnership for a Secure America and the United States Institute of Peace hosted an off-the-record briefing on the strategic implications for U.S. interests around the Middle East powers’—Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and Turkey—increasingly aggressive competition for influence in the Horn of Africa alongside an expanding Chinese and Russian presence.  The discussion was […]

The War in Afghanistan: Time to Negotiate?

On September 26, Partnership for a Secure America and the United States Institute of Peace hosted an off-the-record dinner on the war in Afghanistan.  Scott Worden, Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs at the United States Institute of Peace and former U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Amb. Marc Grossman provided a situation report and reflections on […]

Ending ISIS in North Africa: The Road Through Libya and Tunisia

On July 16th, Vice President of the Middle East and Africa Center at the United States Institute of Peace Mike Yaffe and Senior Analyst and Africa Team Lead for the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute Emily Estelle discussed evolving efforts in Libya and Tunisia to counter terrorist operations across the region.  The discussion took place […]