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 […]

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 […]

DPRK Sanctions, Evasion, and Diplomacy

Thursday, July 11th –  Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) hosted a lunch briefing on the Hill to discuss the efficacy of sanctions in light of North Korea’s illicit finance networks and economic integration with China, while outlining what opportunities remain for diplomatic engagement between Washington and Pyongyang. Richard Johnson, Senior Director for fuel cycle and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Countering Russia’s Assertive Foreign Policy

On November 30, Partnership for a Secure America and the United States Institute of Peace hosted an off-the-record briefing on Russia’s increasingly assertive foreign policy and the role of Congress in guiding future relations between the U.S. and Russia.

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.

Featuring:

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.

Featuring:

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.

Featuring:

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.