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Q&A with Paula Dobriansky: Ukraine Crisis Upends International Order
PSA Advisory Board Member, Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, talks with Voice of America's Carol Castiel about he crisis in Ukraine, including the nexus between energy policy and national security

Stand Firm, John Kerry It's time for the secretary of state to insist on America’s position on Middle East peace
PSA Advisory Board members, Congressman Lee Hamilton, Ambassador Carla Hills, and Ambassador Thomas Pickering commend Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to renew Israeli-Palestinian talks and negotiations for a framework for a peace accord, and the strong support his initiative has received from President Barack Obama. The article was co-authored by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Frank Carlucci, and Henry Siegman

INTERVIEW/ George Shultz: U.S. should seek 'working, constructive' ties with China
Former U.S. Secretary of State and current PSA Advisory Board member, George Schultz, discusses why the U.S. should develop a working and constructive relationship with China to address global issues such as climate change. However, Schultz doubts that an era will ever come when the two countries co-rule the world. In an interview with The Asahi Shimbun, Shultz, 93, predicts that China will soon realize that its aggressive military posture will only create an adversarial situation and will have to pull back. Shultz, also a former Treasury secretary, emphasized that the best way for Japan and China to deal with their territorial dispute over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea is to “put it back to sleep.” Excerpts of the interview follow:

Nuclear Knowledge Summit (NKS)
Andy Semmel, PSA's Executive Director, participated in the Nuclear Knowledge Summit (NKS) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 20-25. The Nuclear Knowledge Summit was one of three Summits focusing on nuclear security that also included the Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS) and the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) which was held at The Hague, March 24-25. The Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague was the third such Summit and attracted fifty-three heads of State and national leaders, including President Obama who originated these nuclear summits in 2010. A fourth and presumably final Nuclear Security Summit is scheduled in 2016 in the U.S.

The Silver Lining of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370
Former member of PSA's Board of Directors and former under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, Tara Sonenshine, on the "slight silver lining" in international cooperation stirred by the tragedy of the Flight #370.

"Back to the Future in Ukraine and Asia"
Jamie Metzl, co-chair of PSA discusses the situation in Ukraine and Asia highlighting the reemergence into the 19th century as the world enters into a dangerous time warp.

VIDEO: Conservative Political Action Conference 2014 Ukraine Panel
Current PSA Advisory Board member and former Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky talked about the events leading up to the current crisis with Russia intervention in Ukraine and the occupation of Crimea. She moderated a discussion about U.S. influence on the events, Russian President Putin’s strategy in the region, and the future of Ukraine and its Crimea region. 

ASG Chair Sandy Berger discusses the next steps in Ukraine on MSNBC's Daily Rundown
VIDEO: (8:12) Sandy Berger, PSA Board of Advisors member and former National Security Advisor, on Ukraine/Russia: "We have to deal with it with a combination of deterrence and diplomacy. We have to make it clear to Putin that the door is closed, but leave a window open."

MAR 12: Senator Sam Nunn, PSA Board of Advisors member, to speak at National Journal's "The Future of Global Nuclear Security" Policy Summit
Join National Journal at the Newseum for a discussion on the future of global nuclear security and the upcoming 2014 Nuclear Security Summit. NJ will host a number of panelists including former Sens Sam Nunn and Dick Lugar.

Thomas Pickering on Costs of Russia's Move in Ukraine
Former Ambassador to Russia and current PSA Advisory Board member, Thomas Pickering, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about what's at stake for all sides.

Madeleine Albright: "Putin may have deeply miscalculated"
Former Secretary of State and current PSA Advisory Board member, Madeleine Albright discusses the events transpiring in Ukraine and Russia, and what is likely to happen next. She is joined by Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser and counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Jamie Metzl on MSNBC's Ronan Farrow Daily: Diving Into the Clinton Document Dump
Jamie Metzl, PSA Board of Directors Co-Chair, discusses the Clinton Library documents release and reflects on his work on the Clinton National Security Council staff. Appearance begins at 4min 35sec.

Live Webcast: Richard Lugar and PSA Advisory Board Member Sam Nunn to Discuss Global WMD Threats
"Diplomacy in a Dangerous World: A Conversation with Senators Richard G. Lugar and Sam Nunn" will be moderated by Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition. Presented by the University of Indianapolis and WFYI Public Media, the event at UIndy's Ransburg Auditorium will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Gary Hart to be Ethics Keynote Speaker
PSA Advisory Board member Gary Hart to be ethics keynote speaker for breakfast scheduled March 13 at the Avalon Manor banquet hall. The event is sponsored by the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, an all-volunteer group providing training on ethical decision making to local government employees.

Event: Picking Pickering’s brain
On Feb. 27, InterConnections21 will host PSA Advisory Board Member, Thomas Pickering. He will share insight he gained from 40 years in the Foreign Service to explain what the United States is facing now in terms of foreign policy.

Interview: Jamie Metzl on Why Chinese Snowboarders Will Be Significant
PSA Board of Directors Co-chair and Asia Society Senior Fellow, Jamie Metzl, discusses the significance of Chinese snowboarders to China's potential to become a global leader.

Iran Review's Exclusive Interview with Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
PSA Advisory Board Member, Ambassador Frank G. Wisner took part in a one-on-one interview with Iran Review to discuss his viewpoints regarding the recent agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and the future of relations between Iran and the United States.

RSVP Today: CNAS Unconventional Energy and National Security Event with several distinguished guests including PSA Advisory Board Member Paula Dobriansky
On February 6, join CNAS for an event featuring remarks on energy and national security by former National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon, along with other distinguished guests including PSA Advisory Board Member Paula Dobriansky, and the rollout of a major new report of the CNAS Unconventional Energy and U.S. National Security Task Force, Energy Rush: Shale Production and U.S. National Security.

Madeleine Albright receives UCLA Medal, the highest honor given by the university for extraordinary accomplishment.
The UCLA Medal is bestowed upon individuals of exceptionally distinguished academic and professional achievement, whose body of work or contributions to society illustrate the highest ideals of UCLA, and whose career has manifestly benefited the public well beyond the demands of tradition, rank or direct service to the university.

Video: Former PSA Advisory Board member and current UNICEF Chief, Anthony Lake, appeals for urgent global attention to aid crisis in Central African Republic
UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake recently visited the Central African Republic where a wave of inter-communal violence has displaced thousands of people and sparked an urgent humanitarian crisis.

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