Defining U.S. Goals & Policy on Pakistan in 2015

JAN 15 – Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted an off-the-record round table discussion to explore current issues surrounding the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. This uneasy alliance has caused consternation among Capitol Hill and executive branch policymakers over the years as actions by the Pakistani government often conflict […]

Crossing Cultures – CPP Alumni Share Insights with Young MENA Leaders

NOV 21 – Alumni of PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program joined young leaders from the Middle East and North Africa to exchange ideas on media, politics, and government. Thanks for the great opportunity UN Alliance of Civilizations! Congressional Partnership Program: Started in 2009, PSA’s highly selective Congressional staff foreign policy and national security program – the […]

Congressional Working Series on Future U.S. Afghanistan Policy

OCT Series – As the last days of campaign season heated up outside the Beltway, PSA and USIP convened influential Capitol Hill foreign policy/national security staffers – Republicans, Democrats, House, Senate – over three weeks to dig deep on the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. This bipartisan group collaborated across party lines to explore […]

Off-the-Record with Jerry Bremer, Doug Ollivant, and Paul Pillar

Ambassador Paul “Jerry” Bremer (former Administrator tof the Coalition Provisional Authority of Iraq), Dr. Doug Ollivant (former advisor to General Petraeus), and Dr. Paul Pillar (former National Intelligence officer for Near East and South Asia) joined PSA’s Congressional Partnership program for an off-the-record discussion with spring 2014 participants on the crisis in Iraq. BIOGRAPHIESAmbassador L. […]

Off-the-Record with Ambassador Robert Ford

JUNE 9 – Ambassador Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria (2010-2014), joined PSA’s Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record discussion with spring 2014 participants. For more information on the Congressional Partnership Program, visit www.psaonline.org/cpp. Ambassador Robert S. Ford Ambassador Robert S. Ford served thirty years in the State Department and Peace Corps, finishing his career […]

PSA/USIP – Afghanistan’s Election, America’s Choices – David Sedney & Dr. Andrew Wilder

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted an off-the-record dinner roundtable on June 5th to explore issues surrounding the upcoming Afghan presidential runoff election, the future of U.S. engagement in the country, and the role of Congress during and after Afghanistan’s presidential transition. Featuring: David Sedney – […]

PSA/USIP: The Inside Scoop – Developments in Syria, Impacts on Iraq, U.S. Levant Policy

MAY 15 – Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted a small off-the-record lunch roundtable on May 15th featuring a discussion of the Syrian conflict and its impact on Iraq and the greater Middle East. Speakers: Amb. Maura Connelly– [Senior State Dept. Fellow, U.S. Ambassador to the […]

PSA/ASAP Panel Discussion: Afghan Elections and the Future of US-Afghan Relations

C-SPAN 3 PANEL COVERAGE APR 7- PUBLIC EVENT Lisa Curtis (Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation), Omar Samad (Former Afghan Ambassador to Canada and France and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation), Jed Ober (Director of Programs at Democracy International) and moderated by Caroline Wadhams (Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress) […]

PSA/USIP Off-the-Record Briefing – Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa

MAR 28 – PSA and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted Ambassador Bill Taylor (ret.) for our next off-the-record, Congressional staff discussion – Revolution/Counterrevolution: Examining Events in Ukraine and North Africa. Ambassador Taylor served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2006-2009) and Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions in the State Department (2011-2013). Recent […]

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 […]