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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turning the Tide on US-Turkey Relations

On April 19th, former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Eric Edelman and former National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan discussed the deteriorating US-Turkey relationship as part of the USIP-PSA congressional briefing series Dr. Graeme Bannerman moderated the discussion. This was a closed, off-the-record event for congressional staff. Ambassador Eric Edelman Ambassador Eric S. Edelman retired as […]

USIP-PSA Mark Six Years for Joint Congressional Series

In January, The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) celebrated the six year anniversary of the Congressional Briefing Series – Topics on Conflict Resolution and Prevention. The series, started in 2012, is an educational program that is designed to provide congressional staff with opportunities to engage leading experts […]

Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula: U.S. and China

On October 16th, United States Institute of Peace Director for China Programs, Jennifer Staats and former Deputy Commander, US Forces Korea, Lt. General (Ret.) Jan-Marc Jouas discussed options to address the North Korean crisis and ideas for potential areas of cooperation or coordination between the U.S. and China. The discussion was  moderated by Susan Lawrence, a Specialist […]

USIP-PSA Congressional Briefings

USIP-PSA Celebrate 35th Event of Briefing Series

On November 3rd, The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) celebrated the 35th event in the Congressional Briefing Series – Topics on International Conflict Resolution and Prevention. This series is an educational program that is designed to provide congressional staff with opportunities to engage leading experts and fellow […]