|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|After Khobragade: Can U.S.-India Relations Recover?|
For the next edition of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s (ASPI) AsiaConnect teleconference series, PSA Advisory Board member, former U.S. Ambassador to India and ASPI advisor, Frank G. Wisner will join ASPI on January 27th to discuss the recent setback in U.S.-India relations and offer his ideas for unwinding diplomatic tensions.
|Madeleine Albright to Co-host Public Talk on Climate Change|
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will co-host a talk on climate change at her alma mater, Wellesley College, on Wednesday Jan. 22. The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium at 106 Central St. in Wellesley.