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NATO Challenges: Turkey & Ukraine

On September 12, Amb. Bill Taylor, Executive Vice President, United States Institute of Peace, and Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council, will discuss recent developments and challenges facing NATO due to recent major events. Turkey and Ukraine pose unique and potentially long-term challenges for NATO. These challenges have forced American policy-makers to grapple with […]

Saudi Counterterrorism

Off-the-Record Dinner Discussion: Saudi Arabia’s Counterterrorism Efforts

On August 22, His Highness Prince Abdullah Al-Saud, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United States and Mr. Nawaf Althari, Counter-Terrorism Adviser for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Permanent Mission to the United Nations joined participants in the Congressional Partnership Program for an off-the-record discussion on Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism efforts. Also in attendance was Prince […]

Peace-building in ISIS-Ceared Areas

Peace-building in ISIS Cleared Areas

On June 29, four experts from the United States Institute of Peace discussed the current situation in Iraq and examples of reconciliation in ISIS-cleared areas. The briefing also discussed similar preparatory efforts for Ramadi and Mosul post liberation. The panelists shared their experiences in building local peace in Iraq during the past 10 years and their […]

Update on Tunisia

An Update on Tunisia

On May 3rd, Congressman Jim Kolbe, Former U.S. Congressman (R-AZ) 1985-2007, and Linda Bishai, USIP North Africa Director, provided staffers with an update on Tunisia. They discussed recent developments in Tunisian politics and security since the Arab Spring and also gave staffers a look at grass roots efforts to build peace among different factions in […]

Nancy Lindborg, General (Ret) John Allen Brief Staffers on Iraq, Syria, and the Struggle Against ISIS

Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace, and General (Ret.) John Allen, former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, discussed the unfolding events in Iraq and Syria. Ms. Lindborg and General Allen also discussed military and humanitarian efforts used to counter the Islamic State. General (Ret.) John Allen […]

Crossroads of Crisis: Turkey Today

Ambassador Eric Edelman, former Ambassador to Turkey, and Alan Makovsky, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, briefed congressional staffers on the increasingly authoritarian actions by the Erdoğan government, tension with Russia and Turkey’s NATO membership, and the role of Turkey in an anti-ISIS coalition. Ambassador Eric Edelman Ambassador Eric S. Edelman is currently […]

Can Tunisia Survive Threats to Democratic Change?

Ambassador Frank Wisner and Linda Bishai, USIP North Africa Director, discussed the political and economic measures that the United States can take to help resist the spread of radical extremism in Tunisia. Ambassador Frank Wisner Ambassador Frank Wisner currently serves as International Affairs Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs in New York. He previously served as […]

On the Ground in Egypt & UAE

March 9th: PSA hosted a small off-the-record round table lunch with Dr. Graeme Bannerman, PSA Board member and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee Staff Director. Just returning from his travels to Egypt and the UAE, Dr. Bannerman shared information and insight from meetings with government officials, security figures, community leaders, and others in both countries. America’s […]