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, October 2, 2015
NY Foreign Press Center Roundtable on "U.S. Priorities in Africa." English
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Africa Regional
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Friday, October 2, 2015
Agreement on resolution on the conflict in South Sudan at the New York Foreign Press Center. English
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South Sudan
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Friday, October 2, 2015
Panel interview with U.S. and UN Special Envoys for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. 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
Heather Higginbottom, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, speaks about the Afghan National Drug Action Plan. English
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Afghanistan
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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
Mr. President, thank you very much and thank you for the chance to address this council, to all the colleagues on the Security Council. I appreciate the fact that Russia’s presidency has chosen to focus on this issue, and I welcome the opportunity to talk about the urgent challenge of countering terrorism in the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere.English
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Middle East and North Africa Regional
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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
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Somalia
South Sudan
Nigeria
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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Monday, September 28, 2015
In the year since the formation of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL we have made progress on our campaign to degrade and defeat this unprecedented terrorist scourge.English
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Iraq
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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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Friday, September 25, 2015
Coalition forces conducted an airstrike resulting in the death of Abu Bakr al-Turkmani, an ISIL senior leader, on Sept.English
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Iraq
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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
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West Africa Regional
Nigeria
Niger
Chad
Cameroon
Benin
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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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Monday, September 14, 2015
A sweeping new report by 17 organizations across Latin America, the United States and Canada calls attention to how drug policies have infringed on human rights. The study covers a wide range of issues, from lengthy prison sentences for minor drug offenders to prohibitive drug policies that run counter to international human rights and highlights how harsh drug policies often have a disproportionate effect on the most vulnerable sectors of society.English
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Central America Regional
South America Regional
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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 11, 2015
Broken Justice in Mexico’s Guerrero State examines the elements of that failure, and offers recommendations for change. The result of over two years of research and analysis by Mexican and international experts, and coproduced with Centro de Derechos Humanos de la Montaña Tlachinollan and the Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez, this report provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the structural deficiencies of Guerrero’s justice system—flaws that have enabled perpetrators of violence to operate with almost absolute impunity.English
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Mexico
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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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