The US-Russia Relationship: Russian Gray Zone Tactics

On March 25, 2019, Partnership for a Secure America hosted an off-the-record dinner discussion for CPP alumni on Russian use of “gray zone” tactics.

5G Future: Network Slicing on Chinese Fiber

On March 18th, Partnership for a Secure America hosted the 10th event of our CPP Solutions Series, 5G Future: Network Slicing on Chinese Fiber. This off-the-record roundtable dinner following the Chatham House Rule focused on expansion of global 5G telecommunications infrastructure and related challenges. The conversation covered Chinese activity in the 5G domain, the risks of […]

What Role for Congress? Stemming the Unfolding Crisis in Venezuela

On March 20, Partnership for a Secure America hosted another event of our CPP Solutions Series. This alumni-only dinner discussion focused on “What Role for Congress? Stemming the Unfolding Crisis in Venezuela.” The round-table dinner was off-the-record, following the Chatham House Rule. Political tensions in Venezuela have grown exponentially in recent weeks through a deepening humanitarian […]

The U.S.-Russia Relationship: Bilateral Nuclear Arms Control

On March 11, 2019, Partnership for a Secure America hosted an off-the-record dinner and discussion with CPP alumni on bilateral arms control agreements between the United States and Russia. Bilateral arms control agreements have long been a cornerstone of the U.S.-Russia relationship, serving as a means of diplomatic engagement and a vehicle for nuclear threat […]

Off-the-Record with Mike Rogers

On March 4th – Partnership for a Secure America held an off-the-record dinner with former Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) to discuss critical challenges facing Congress and American security in today’s increasingly complex world. Congressman Rogers served as the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011 until 2015. Prior to that, Congressman Rogers served […]

Solution Series Roundtable: Negotiating the CAATSA

On February 12, Partnership for a Secure America hosted an off-the-record Bipartisan Negotiation Panel to provide practical lessons in effective negotiation and bipartisan policy development.  The panel was led by Michael Kuiken, National Security Advisor for Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Luke Murry, Senior Policy Advisor for Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). The second of the […]

Off-the-Record with Frances Townsend

On January 24th – The Partnership for a Secure America held an off-the-record dinner for alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program with former Homeland Security Advisor, Frances Townsend.  Ms. Townsend discussed today’s pressing foreign policy and national security challenges. This was a closed event for alumni of the Congressional Partnership Program. This event was made possible […]

Off-the-Record with Michael Morell and Roger Zakheim

The Worldview Series: Japan

Partnership for a Secure America is excited to announce a new partnership with the Embassy of Japan titled The Worldview Series: Japan. This is the third installment of PSA’s program, The Worldview Series. The Embassy of Japan and PSA have designed this unique educational program to improve congressional insight into Japan and better inform U.S. foreign policy decisions on Capitol Hill.

This series features off-the-record events with leading Japan experts from government, think tanks, business, and academic arenas and culminates in a delegation to Japan. Focusing on a holistic understanding of Japan’s economic, security, and domestic situation, this program aims to build a deeper understanding of the important decisions American policy-makers face regarding U.S.-Japan Relations.

The Embassy of Japan is an educational participant in the Mutual Education and Cultural Exchange Act, authorized by the U.S. Department of State.

Governmental and Domestic Issues

October 22nd – Joshua Walker and Mark Manyin discussed Japan’s governmental and domestic issues, including a history of the U.S.-Japan relationship, key inflection points in that relationship, and possibilities for working together in the future.


Joshua Walker – Non-Resident and Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund

Mark Manyin – Asia Specialist at Congressional Research Service

Economy and Trade

October 29 – Shihoko Goto discussed the foundation of Japan’s economy, the U.S.-Japan trade relationship, and the future of TPP and trade in the Asia-Pacific.


Shihoko Goto – Senior Northeast Asia Associate at the Wilson Center

Japanese Defense and Security in the Region

November 14 – Dr. Sheila Smith discussed Japan’s security and U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. She also addressed regional security issues including the rise of China and relations with the Korean peninsula.


Dr. Sheila Smith – Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations

Delegation to Japan

November 18-24 – The Worldview Series flew to Japan for a week-long delegation trip to gain an on-the-ground look at issues influencing U.S.-Japan relations. The delegation visited Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto and met with Japanese government and defense officials, U.S. military forces stationed in Japan, business representatives, and others.