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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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Remarks on achievements of the recent round of talks under the Strategic Dialogue framework between Algerian delegation and the U.S. Administration. Discussion focused on four critical sets of issues: energy and commerce; security collaboration; education and cultural exchanges; and the political cooperation.English
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Algeria
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Special Presidential Envoy General John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk participated in a meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL in Jordan. The Small Group metl to review Coalition operations and progress along the various lines of effort to degrade and defeat ISIL. English
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Middle East and North Africa Regional
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
Assistant Secretaryès remarks on three areas: 1) progress made implementing the European Phased Adaptive Approach (or EPAA) and NATO missile defense; 2) cooperation on missile defense with allies and partners outside of Europe, and 3) a few points on Russia and missile defense.English
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Global
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
The President described the historic understanding the United States – with our allies and partners – reached with Iran. The deal, announced on Thursday, meets U.S. core objectives of cutting off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon. It is both comprehensive and long-term, and includes robust and intrusive inspections of the country’s nuclear program. English
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Iran
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
President reaffirmed situation in Somalia as "unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the deterioration of the security situation and the persistence of violence in Somalia, acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, which have repeatedly been the subject of United Nations Security Council resolutions, and violations of the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council."English
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Somalia
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Secretary of State congratulated the people of Nigeria and the Nigerian Government on historic and largely peaceful elections the weekend of March 28. He applauded on behalf of the U.S. all voters who showed patience and demonstrated their commitment to participate in the democratic process.Arabic
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Nigeria
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
U.S. security is tied to a stable Central Asia, and at the same time we see a region of enormous potential, a region that could act as an economic bridge from Istanbul to Shanghai and provide opportunities for our own businesses, technologies, and innovations to take root; a region that could offer goods and energy to the booming economies of South and East Asia; and a region that could serve as a stabilizing force for Afghanistan’s transition.English
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Central Asia Regional
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Thursday, April 2, 2015
Geography makes Central Asia critically important for the United States. But besides that, the region has much to offer. The United States clearly has an enduring interest in strong bilateral relationships with each of the five Central Asian states.English
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Remarks on the United States’ commitment to ballistic missile defense (BMD) and the Fiscal Year 2016 missile defense budget request; the significant progress that has been made in implementing the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) over the past year; and cooperation on missile defense with allies, such as Romania, and partners outside of Europe.English
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Global
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Friday, March 27, 2015
President Ghani’s first visit to Washington since the peaceful transfer of power in Afghanistan in a democratic process for the first time in history, and also the first time in history a unity government. English
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Afghanistan
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Friday, March 27, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry: The depth of our discussions today reflect the critical nature of this moment, with Afghanistan’s government of national unity now fully responsible for the security of its people and moving ahead on a reform agenda of its own design. At the center of our bilateral relationship is a shared commitment to security and peace and a desire to promote prosperity and social progress throughout Afghanistan. English
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Afghanistan
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Friday, March 27, 2015
The members of the Troika (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway) continue to support a process of National Dialogue in Sudan. A comprehensive and inclusive National Dialogue remains the best opportunity to achieve a representative political system, and to confront fundamental issues of governance, political inclusiveness, resource sharing, identity, and social equality.English
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Sudan
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Friday, March 27, 2015
At the request of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Coalition today launched airstrikes in and around Tikrit in support of Iraqi Security Forces ground operations. These strikes were designed to destroy ISIL strongholds with precision – protecting innocent Iraqis by minimizing damage to infrastructure, and enabling Iraqi forces under Iraqi command to continue offensive operations against ISIL in the vicinity of Tikrit.English
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Iraq
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Friday, March 27, 2015
UN member states must be held to the highest standards and – at an absolute minimum – we must ensure that national armed forces do not unlawfully recruit and use children.English
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Global
Friday, March 27, 2015
A brief message from the U.S. President to the people of Nigeria on the upcoming election for president in their country and the importance of voting.English
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Nigeria
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Remarks at a UN Security Council Debate on MINUSTAH English
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Haiti
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Remarks on the Election of the New Secretary General of the Organization of the American StatesEnglish
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OAS Headquarters
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Remarks on the election of the New Secretary General of the Organization of the American StatesEnglish
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OAS Headquarters
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Joint Statement on the Signing of the U.S.-Mexico Memorandum of Understanding on InternshipsEnglish
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Mexico
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that the Assad regime used chlorine as a weapon again, this time on March 16 in an attack on the town of Sarmin. We are looking very closely into this matter and considering next steps. While we cannot yet confirm details, if true, this would be only the latest tragic example of the Assad regime's atrocities against the Syrian people, which the entire international community must condemn.
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Syria
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