Events at USIP
Pakistan’s National Security Outlook: A Conversation with Pakistani National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf

Pakistan’s National Security Outlook: A Conversation with Pakistani National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf

August 6, 2021

With escalating violence in Afghanistan, intensifying competition between the United States and China, limited hopes for rapprochement with India, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan’s neighborhood is evolving — and Pakistan’s national security approach will have to evolve with it. On August 5, USIP hosted a conversation with Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf. The discussion looked at what these developments mean for Pakistan’s national security outlook towards its neighbors and its relationship with the United States, as well as how the pandemic impacts Pakistan’s security and economic policy.

Speakers

Lise Grandeopening remarks
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Dr. Moeed Yusuf
National Security Advisor, Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Ambassador Richard Olsonmoderator 
Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/pakistans-national-security-outlook

 

Whose Court Is the Ball In? Making Progress on Peace and Denuclearization With North Korea

Whose Court Is the Ball In? Making Progress on Peace and Denuclearization With North Korea

August 4, 2021

North Korea’s unwillingness or hesitation to meet with the United States raises questions about North Korea’s motivations, fears and calculus — as well as whether Washington and Seoul’s best course of action is greater outreach, pressure or patience. On August 4, USIP and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea co-hosted a discussion on the current state of diplomacy with North Korea.

Speakers

Ki-jung Kim
President, Institute of National Security Strategy 

Joseph Yun
Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace

Gee Dong Lee
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of National Security Strategy 

Moon-soo Yang
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor, University of North Korean Studies

Hee-Seung Na
Former President, Korea Railroad Research Institute

Kathleen Stephens
President and CEO, Korea Economic Institute of America

Markus Garlauskas
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Frank Aummoderator
Senior Expert, Northeast Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/whose-court-ball-making-progress-peace-and-denuclearization-north-korea

 

Addressing the Legacies of the Vietnam War: The Next Step Forward

Addressing the Legacies of the Vietnam War: The Next Step Forward

August 3, 2021

The U.S. government will soon launch a Vietnamese Wartime Accounting Initiative following decades of Vietnamese cooperation to conduct the fullest possible accounting of missing U.S. personnel. To support this and other bilateral initiatives, USIP has established a new project that will promote greater dialogue both in and between the United States and Vietnam on war legacy issues and reconciliation. On August 3, USIP hosted a discussion with U.S. and Vietnamese officials on the Vietnamese Wartime Accounting Initiative and how it fits into broader efforts to overcome legacies of war.

Speakers

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
U.S. Senator; Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations 

Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien
Deputy Minister, Vietnam Ministry of National Defense

Ha Kim Ngoc
Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States

Christopher Klein
Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy in Vietnam

Colonel Thomas Stevenson
U.S. Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi

Ann Marie Yastishock
Mission Director to Vietnam, USAID

Major General Tran Quoc Dung
Chief of the Executive Office, NSC-515

Lise Grande, welcoming remarks
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Ambassador George Moose, moderator
Vice Chair, Board of Directors, U.S. Institute of Peace 

Brian Harding, moderator
Senior Expert, Southeast Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.usip.org/events/addressing-legacies-vietnam-war-next-step-forward

 

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