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, February 20, 2015
It is times like these that arms control proves its worth. Arms control measures provide stability and predictability even when other things fall into disarray. English
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Today marks three years since the Syrian regime detained journalist, lawyer and human rights defender Mazen Darwish. Darwish championed freedom of expression and sought to advance the cause of peace and to end the suffering of the Syrian people. English
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Syria
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Discussion of the United States’ nuclear arms control and deterrence policies, particularly as they relate to regional security in the Asia-Pacific.English
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East Asia and Pacific Regional
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry remarks with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.English
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Jordan
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry remarks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.English
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Egypt
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry remarks with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby before their meeting.English
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Middle East and North Africa Regional
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Countering the violent extremism that is driving today’s terrorist threats and stemming its spread is a generational challenge. Lasting victories over terrorism and the violent extremist ideologies that underpin it are not found on the battlefield, but rather in mindsets, and within communities, schools, and families.English
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Global
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Friday, February 20, 2015
Increasing its commitment to help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States is providing an additional $125 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP), which feeds nearly six million Syrians and refugees from Syria every month. English
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Syria
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents. English
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Global
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Friday, February 13, 2015
President Obama's draft resolution to authorize the use of military force against ISIL is important, and it's important for our country that we work with Congress to achieve its passage. English
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Iraq
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Friday, February 13, 2015
The United States welcomes the February 9 parliamentary confirmation of Somalia’s Council of Ministers.English
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Somalia
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Due to the uncertain security situation in Sana’a, the Department of State has decided to suspend our embassy operations and our embassy staff have been temporarily relocated out of Sana’a. English
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Yemen
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski met with members of Syria's civil society and opposition located in Turkey, February 4-7, to express the U.S. Government’s ongoing support for their work.English
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Turkey
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
All Americans mourn the loss of Kayla Mueller, a compassionate young American who represented everything good about the human spirit.English
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Syria
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
President Obama's draft resolution to authorize the use of military force against ISIL is important, and it's important for our country that we work with Congress to achieve its passage. English
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Iraq
Syria
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
The warring parties share the full responsibility for the violence that has engulfed much of the country and for the suffering of their fellow South Sudanese. We call on all parties to the conflict to end the fighting. English
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South Sudan
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Friday, February 6, 2015
The United States is troubled by reports implicating Burundian security forces in the extra-judicial killing of at least two dozen members of a rebel group after they surrendered in Cibitoke Province in early January. English
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Burundi
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following text of a letter signed by all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee calling for the urgent provision of military materiel to Jordan required in ongoing operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): English
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Jordan
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom discussed the 2016 budget request for USAID and the State Department and took a few of your questions.English
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Global
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Office of the Spokesperson of the Department of State held a teleconference on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal.English
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