USIP-PSA Lebanon Briefing

Tuesday, February 18th – The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted a discussion on the political and economic challenges currently facing Lebanon and how the US can play a role in relieving the economic crisis in the country. This discussion featured Mona Yacoubian from USIP and Dr. […]

USIP-PSA Conflict Briefing Series on Iran

January, 21, 2020 – The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill to discuss U.S. Iran tensions its impacts on Iraq and the greater region. As Iran has a heavy-handed influence in government formation in Iraq, the death of these leaders may […]

USIP-PSA North Korea Briefing

Tuesday, December 3rd – The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted a discussion on the current state of denuclearization and the future of U.S.-relations with North Korea. This discussion featured Frank Aum from USIP and Dr. Jung Pak from the Brookings Institution and was moderated by Keith Luse, […]

USIP-PSA South Sudan Briefing

Thursday, November 21th – The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted a discussion on the impact and ramifications of the government transition in South Sudan and the future of U.S.-South Sudan relations. This discussion featured Susan Stigant from USIP and Joshua Meservey from The Heritage Foundation and […]

PSA-USIP Briefing on Afghan Negotiations

Tuesday, September 17th – United States Institute for Peace (USIP) and Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted a panel discussion featuring Scott Worden, Director of Afghanistan and Central Asia Programs at USIP, and Luke Coffey, Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation. This panel discussed how the Afghan negotiations […]

U.S.-Afghanistan Relations Post-Election: What Now?

Monday, October 7th – With U.S.-Taliban peace talks stalled and the future course of the peace process unclear, Afghans will head to the polls on September 28 to elect a president. Ashraf Ghani has focused his peace strategy on winning a second term and then negotiating with the Taliban with a renewed democratic mandate. Opposition […]

China-Russia Cooperation in Global Hotspots

Thursday, July 18th – 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 growing partnership between China and Russia and this coordination’s impacts on U.S. interests. Regional experts Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at […]

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 […]

Reading the Board: What to Expect from the Vietnam Summit

Opportunities for structured diplomatic engagement between the U.S. government and DPRK’s leadership have been rare. The 1994 Agreed Framework on the 2003 Six Party Talks have been the most noteworthy meetings between the U.S. and DPRK, neither of which took place at the Head of State level. Past efforts at reaching an agreed settlement over […]