Ms. Magazine essay examines challenges for women of color in defense and foreign relations careers

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Sasakawa USA Program Assistant Brittney Washington outlines some of the challenges unique to women of color as they pursue careers in defense and foreign relations in a recent article for Ms. Magazine. Washington, who co-wrote the piece with Jeesue Lee, a former researcher at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the national security sector in “To Pluck a Brown Feathered Goose: On Being a Woman of Color in National Security.”

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Japan’s Shinzo Abe, China’s Li Keqiang seek to shore up influence with Cuba on back-to-back visits

Author: South China Morning Post

Categories: In the News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepared for a visit to Cuba last week as the nation “just gets started to cultivate a relationship with Cuba,” said Hiroko Maeda, a non-residential fellow at Sasakawa USA and research fellow at the PHP Institute.

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Watch: Adm. Dennis Blair testifies at Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing

Categories: Congressional Hearings, In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Sasakawa USA Chairman and CEO Adm. Dennis Blair testified Wednesday, July 13, 2016 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cyber Security. The hearing addressed “U.S. Policy Options in the South China Sea” following the July 12 release of a UN Tribunal decision on maritime disputes between the Philippines and China.

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U.S. elections, TPP, U.S.-Japan alliance management take forefront at Third Annual Security Forum

Author: By Zachary Shaykin

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

More than five hundred registrants joined Sasakawa USA at the Willard Hotel in Washington for the Third Annual Security Forum. The Forum featured American and Japanese security, foreign policy and economic experts from both countries and included seven panel discussion on such topics as U.S.-Japan defense policy, regional security threats, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the U.S.

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Third Annual Security Forum: American and Japanese Interests and the Future of the Alliance

Date: May 6, 2016

Sasakawa USA brought together key security experts and officials for its Third Annual Security Conference. Building upon the success of previous security forums, this event focused on the new U.S.-Japan Defense guidelines, Japan’s recently passed security legislation, and the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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