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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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
"The message I’m here to deliver on behalf of the American people is very simple: It’s just to say thank you." President Obama traveled to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey today to offer his thanks to the U.S. military members and families stationed there and across the world for their service to our country.English
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Afghanistan
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
"Over the course of the last two days, I have met with senior officials from your government, members of civil society, members of your parliament, and I have had the opportunity to assure them that the U.S. partnership and commitment to Uzbekistan is an enduring one. And we continue to support an active role for Uzbekistan in this region and beyond."English
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Uzbekistan
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
"This was an opportunity to underscore that the United States has and will continue to support Uzbekistan, and a leadership that Uzbekistan has provided in the region, because a strong, independent, and vibrant Uzbekistan will not only strengthen [the] security and prosperity of the Uzbek people, it will also enhance the stability and the security of the broader Central Asian region, and the security and prosperity of the American people." English
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Uzbekistan
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
"And we have enjoyed a growing security partnership, economic partnership, on any number of issues. We are working on the challenge of ISIL, of counterterrorism. We’re very grateful for Kazakhstan’s engagement with us on a number of issues – nonproliferation, issues of Afghanistan, trade, development."English
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Kazakhstan
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Friday, December 5, 2014
"We, the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries – Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Secretary of State of the United States John Kerry,­­ State Secretary for European Affairs of France Harlem Desir – remain strongly committed to a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."English
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Azerbaijan
Armenia
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) takes pride in its support of the AmericasBarometer. While the surveys’ primary goal is to give citizens a voice on a broad range of important issues, they also help guide USAID programming and inform policymakers throughout the Latin America and Caribbean region.English
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Western Hemisphere Regional
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
On December 2, U.S. Ambassador Pamela White met with representatives from major Opposition parties at Fusion headquarters on Christ-Roi in downtown Port-au-Prince.English
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Haiti
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks at the Counter-ISIL Meeting in Brussels, Belgium.English
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Iraq
Syria
Turkey
Belgium
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Morocco
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The countries of Central America — especially “the Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras — are among the most criminally violent nations in the world. As part of the U.S. Government’s (USG) Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has designed and implemented a set of programs to improve citizen security in Central America by strengthening community capacity to combat crime and by creating educational and employment opportunities for at-risk youth.1 USAID’s crime prevention work has been implemented through its field Missions in five countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.English
Monday, December 1, 2014
"Well, let me first say we are deeply concerned by recent restrictions on civil society activities in Azerbaijan. We are increasingly concerned that the Government of Azerbaijan is not living up to its international human rights commitments and obligations."English
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Azerbaijan
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Wrapping up my remarks at the National Defense University last month, I told senior military leaders in the audience that if they remembered anything I said, it was that strategic leadership boils down to establishing guiding principles, setting priorities, knowing your operating environment and – lastly, but most importantly – finding as many partners as you can to solve the tough problems this uncertain world is going to throw at you.English
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Caribbean Regional
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The United States’ position on Abkhazia and South Ossetia remains clear: these regions are integral parts of Georgia, and we continue to support Georgia’s independence, its sovereignty, and its territorial integrity. The United States will not recognize the legitimacy of any so-called “treaty” between Georgia’s Abkhazia region and the Russian Federation. English
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Georgia
Russia
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
NATO fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders. Therefore, we do not recognise the so-called treaty on alliance and strategic partnership signed between the Georgian region of Abkhazia and Russia on 24 November.English
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Georgia
Russia
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Monday, November 24, 2014
The commander of U.S. Southern Command visited Belize, Guatemala and Honduras last week to reaffirm the U.S. military’s commitment to helping Central American nations combat transnational criminal organizations.English
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Central America Regional
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Friday, November 21, 2014
The United States congratulates the people of Burkina Faso and their leaders on the signing of a charter that will guide the transition to a democratically elected government. English
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Burkina Faso
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Friday, November 21, 2014
The United States strongly endorses the conclusions of the sixth meeting of the International Contact Group (ICG) on the Central African Republic (CAR), held in Bangui on November 11.English
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Central African Republic
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Friday, November 21, 2014
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, welcomed the initiative announced this evening by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, that benefits nearly five million undocumented people, and said “this is the fruit of the struggle they have carried forward for years to achieve a migratory status that distances them from illegality and brings them closer to a life of dignity in this country.”English
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Western Hemisphere Regional
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Friday, November 21, 2014
• A failure to institute reforms has led Bahrain’s main opposition groups to boycott upcoming elections, undercutting the legitimacy of a parliament that, in any case, has little power. • The Bahraini government has unleashed another crackdown on activists, shutting down the space for opposition in the lead up to the election. • The ongoing repression of peaceful opposition increases the potential for violent groups to exploit widespread disillusionment and take the lead in opposing the government. • The government’s use of sectarian rhetoric to discredit the Shia opposition has also created fertile ground for the growth of Sunni extremism. • The U.S. should speak out against the imprisonment of peaceful activists, which adds to long-term security risks, and should be flagged in the important bilateral dialogue by defense officials as well as by diplomats.English
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Bahrain
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Friday, November 21, 2014
For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities –- people not trapped by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we choose.English
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Western Hemisphere Regional
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Can we stay with Blinken? Two more questions regarding his testimony from yesterday. First of all, he said that the U.S. should consider giving Ukraine lethal aid. Russia, the foreign ministry, has had reaction to that, saying it would be destabilizing. What is your reaction? And then also, is this a possible policy shift that is under consideration?English
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Ukraine
Russia
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