Resources - Policy Statements

This section presents links to what people are saying about U.S. security policy around the world. Select one of the four types of policy statements from the menu at the right to filter the results below. 

Date Range
***To filter by region, select a region from the View Site by Region menu at the top of the page
Friday, November 13, 2015
Termination of emergency with respect to the actions and policies of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. English
Country(s): 
Liberia
Publisher / Source: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice program is offering rewards for information leading to the identification or location of six key leaders of the Somalia-based terrorist organization al-Shabaab. English
Country(s): 
Somalia
Publisher / Source: 
Friday, November 6, 2015
Secretary Kerry congratulates the people of the United Republic of Tanzania on their presidential and parliamnetary elections, reaffirming Tanzania's strong democratic record. English
Country(s): 
Tanzania
Publisher / Source: 
Friday, October 16, 2015
Letter from the President summarizing use of War Powers with regards to deployment of U.S. forces to Cameroon. English
Country(s): 
Cameroon
Author(s): 
Publisher / Source: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The United States strongly condemns Boko Haram’s brutal attacks this past weekend in Baga Sola, Chad, and in Cameroon in villages near Fotokol, Mora, and Seradji-Kerawa, as well as attacks last week in Niger and Nigeria.English
Country(s): 
Chad
Lake Chad Regional
Cameroon
Niger
Nigeria
Author(s): 
Publisher / Source: 
Friday, October 9, 2015
Issued jointly by the Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. English
Country(s): 
South Sudan
Publisher / Source: 
Secondary Publisher / Source: 
Friday, October 9, 2015
The United States notes with concern the decision by Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou N’Guesso to hold a referendum on a new constitution that would overcome existing term limits and permit him to run again for president after the end of his term in 2016. English
Country(s): 
Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
Author(s): 
Publisher / Source: 
Secondary Publisher / Source: 
Friday, October 9, 2015
Arms control frameworks are one available instrument in our foreign policy toolkit to advance global stability and the security of the United States, our allies, and our partners. English
Friday, October 9, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Special Envoy Don Booth welcomed South Sudanese leaders - including Vice President James Wani Igga, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, and Deng Alor Kuol - to the U.S. Department of State on October 7, to discuss ways of accelerating implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.
Country(s): 
South Sudan
Publisher / Source: 
Secondary Publisher / Source: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry makes remarks at United Nations' meeting regarding International Peace and Security and Countering Terrorism. English
Country(s): 
Global
Author(s): 
Publisher / Source: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Since President Obama’s call at the February 2015 White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism for the international community to join together to expand our efforts against violent extremism, the global CVE movement has grown rapidly, and the pace of progress has been impressive.
Country(s): 
Global
Publisher / Source: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
NY Foreign Press Center Roundtable on "U.S. Priorities in Africa." English
Country(s): 
Africa Regional
Publisher / Source: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Agreement on resolution on the conflict in South Sudan at the New York Foreign Press Center. English
Country(s): 
South Sudan
Publisher / Source: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Panel interview with U.S. and UN Special Envoys for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. English
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
President waives application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act fully or partially with respect to military aid and/or peacekeeping assistance with regards to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Nigeria, and South Sudan. English
Country(s): 
Somalia
South Sudan
Nigeria
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
Publisher / Source: 
Friday, September 25, 2015
The President today delegated authority to the Secretary of State to direct the drawdown of up to $45 million in defense articles and services, as well as military education and training, to support Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria's efforts to defeat Boko Haram. English
Country(s): 
West Africa Regional
Nigeria
Niger
Chad
Cameroon
Benin
Publisher / Source: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Thank you so much for the warm introduction. It is a pleasure to be here today, especially at Columbia with folks like Professor Sarah Cleveland, Professor Elazar Barkan, and Greta Moseson here today.English
Country(s): 
Global
Author(s): 
Publisher / Source: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (FRAA), I hereby identify the following countries as major drug transit and/or major illicit drug producing countries: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. English
Country(s): 
Global
Program(s): 
DEA Operations
Section 1004 Counter-Drug Assistance
Section 1033 Counter-Drug Assistance
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Publisher / Source: 
Video, Audio or PDF?: 
pdf
Tag(s): 

Letter to the State Department on Reduced Oversight of Private Security Activities Abroad

Monday, September 14, 2015
On July 31, 2015, the Center for International Policy and the Washington Office on Latin America sent a letter to the State Department raising concerns about their proposed rule change to the definition of defense services as published on June 3, 2015. The letter describes some of the key U.S. private security contractor activities abroad that would no longer be controlled by the State Department with the proposed rule and offers suggestions on how to improve the proposed definition.English
Country(s): 
Global
Program(s): 
Direct Commercial Sales
Video, Audio or PDF?: 
pdf
Friday, September 4, 2015
Facing serious crises in the Middle East and beyond, Washington is again turning to foreign aid to help advance urgent short-term security and political priorities. English
Country(s): 
Global
Author(s): 

Pages