Resources - Policy Statements

U.S. Government

Below are key statements and reports by U.S. government agencies related to the United States' security relationship with the world.

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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
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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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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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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Thursday, August 6, 2015
The United States views with concern reports of recent decisions by the Venezuelan National Electoral Council and Comptroller General banning certain members of the political opposition from running for or holding public office.English
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Venezuela
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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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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
The foreign minister today talked about the United States’ nefarious hold on the hemisphere because of the occupation of Guantanamo Bay, the naval base, because of the trade embargo. As long as those two issues and others stay in the way, how far can you go toward normalizing relations.English
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Cuba
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
I want to start with Cuba. I’m going to ask a little more about Iran.English
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Cuba
Iran
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
With the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) interdicted 528 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $176-million.English
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Central America Regional
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command, arrived in Honduras for its first mission stop during Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15) July 11.English
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Central America Regional
South America Regional
Caribbean Regional
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Friday, July 17, 2015
Sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, and executed by U.S. Special Operations Command South, the annual event aims to improve cooperation among partner nations as well as the readiness and training of each country’s forces.English
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Central America Regional
South America Regional
Caribbean Regional
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The Department of State welcomes the commitment made by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, to de-escalate the conflict and accelerate the pace of the peace negotiations. English
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Colombia
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Thursday, July 2, 2015
The U.S. had reached an agreement to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba and will reopen embassies in our respective countries.
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Cuba
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Thursday, July 2, 2015
Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State, will lead a U.S. interagency delegation, including representatives from the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice, to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, July 6-10, 2015.
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El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
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Thursday, July 2, 2015
We’re discussing the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba. You obviously all saw the President and saw Secretary Kerry’s announcement, and this call is just a chance to let you ask some questions and discuss a little bit about what happens next.English
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Cuba
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Thursday, July 2, 2015
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today said the new National Military Strategy takes into account increasing disorder in the world and the erosion of America’s comparative advantage.English
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Global
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Friday, June 26, 2015
Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress. English
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Global
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Friday, June 19, 2015
The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Paraguay on the occasion of the U.S. – Paraguay Political and Economic Dialogue. English
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Paraguay
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