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. 

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Friday, November 6, 2015
The Department of State provides an outline of Secretary Kerry's recent visit to Central Asia and what transpired.English
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Central Asia Regional
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Friday, November 6, 2015
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili chaired the fifth plenary session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission on November 2 at the U.S. Department of State.English
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Georgia
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Friday, November 6, 2015
On November 2, 2015, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan. During his visit, Secretary Kerry and Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov co-chaired the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue.English
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Kazakhstan
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Friday, November 6, 2015
The United States of America is strongly committed to the prosperity, sovereignty, stability, and security of the five Central Asian countries as well as a vision of regional economic connectivity through its New Silk Road initiative. The historic C5+1 meetings in New York in September and in Samarkand on November 1 represent a significant step forward for the U.S.-Central Asia relationship and a sign of the growing capacity of Central Asian countries to collaborate and prosper as a region.English
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Central Asia Regional
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Friday, November 6, 2015
Deputy Secretary of State Blinken speaks along side Georgian Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili regarding the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership.English
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Georgia
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Friday, November 6, 2015
The foreign ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Secretary of State of the United States of America issue this Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation. English
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Central Asia Regional
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Friday, November 6, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan regarding the U.S.-Central Asian partnership.English
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Central Asia Regional
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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 2, 2015
Robert Burgess, Director of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, speaks at the 14th CAREC Conference. English
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Central Asia Regional
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Friday, October 2, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry makes remarks at United Nations' meeting regarding International Peace and Security and Countering Terrorism. English
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Global
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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.
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Global
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Friday, September 25, 2015
Robert Burgess, Director of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, gives his remarks on the CAREC. English
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Central Asia Regional
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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
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Global
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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
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Global
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DEA Operations
Section 1004 Counter-Drug Assistance
Section 1033 Counter-Drug Assistance
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
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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
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Global
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Direct Commercial Sales
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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
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Global
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
The United States is deeply troubled by today’s decision of an Azerbaijani court to sentence human rights and peace advocates Leyla and Arif Yunus.English
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Azerbaijan
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
The United States seeks a strengthened global nuclear security architecture that is comprehensive, is based on international standards, builds confidence in nations’ nuclear security implementation, and results in declining global stocks of nuclear weapons-usable materials.English
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Global
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
We’re proud that this marks the 15th year of producing a Trafficking in Persons Report, and it’s also the 15th anniversary of the landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act, or TVPA.English
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Global
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
We issued a report on our human rights observations around the world, the purpose of this document is not to scold and it’s not to name and shame. It is to enlighten and to energize, and most importantly, to empower people.English
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Global
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