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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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Vice President Biden told a November 14 Washington conference that the administration is committed to working with Central American countries to create the economic, social, governance and citizen security conditions to address increases in migration.English
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Central America Regional
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
In April 2009, on one of his first trips abroad as president, Barack Obama visited Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas. At the Summit, he declared that “the energy, the dynamism, the diversity of the Caribbean people inspires us all and is such an important part of what we share in common as a hemisphere.” I could not agree more. English
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Caribbean Regional
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Following yet another brutal murder of an American citizen on Sunday by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL or IS), the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) believes the following fact sheet will be useful for policymakers, lawmakers, and the general public to understand the nature of the crisis and the ongoing threat that ISIS poses to regional stability and U.S. interests.English
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Iraq
Syria
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director for Supply Reduction Marilyn Quagliotti presented the United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Award to Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) Thursday.English
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Bahamas
Turks and Caicos
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Monday, November 17, 2014
This Q&A explains the law’s complicated requirements, which mirror the labyrinthine nature of the FMF program itself. The complexity also reflects the fact that the law represents a compromise among the demands of competing stakeholders in the administration and Congress. These include those who do not want the military aid relationship to be linked to Egypt’s internal political situation, on the one hand, and democracy promoters who want to condition this aid on democratic progress in Egypt, on the other. The article describes what aid has been released, what has not moved forward—mostly, orders for some new defense items—and possible next steps by Congress. (A previous article discussed the Obama administration’s suspension, announced in October 2013, the delivery of four big-ticket weapons systems—Apache attack helicopters, F-16 fighter jets, M1A1 Abrams battle tank kits, and Harpoon missiles—pending “credible progress” toward democracy in Egypt. The suspension was an executive branch decision, and as such is separate from the requirements of the 2014 law.)English
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Egypt
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Foreign Military Financing
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Friday, November 14, 2014
The United States is establishing an in-country refugee/parole program in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to provide a safe, legal, and orderly alternative to the dangerous journey that some children are currently undertaking to the United States. English
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Guatemala
Honduras
El Salvador
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Friday, November 14, 2014
To demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to working with Central American countries to address the root causes of the dangerous migration of unaccompanied children and families, the Vice President, Secretary of Commerce and other senior Administration officials participated in the Inter-American Development Bank-chaired conference on November 14 entitled “Investing in Central America: Unlocking Opportunities for Development.”English
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Guatemala
El Salvador
Honduras
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Friday, November 14, 2014
"These events – this event is yet another reminder of the need to redouble efforts on peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, including reducing tension and respecting the ceasefire."English
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Azerbaijan
Armenia
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
In 2012 and 2013, the Panamá de Arauca region faced kidnappings, extortion, and attacks on vehicles and employees in the public and private sectors. The criminal alliances worked to turn this area into a strategic corridor in their plan to weaken the Colombian government.English
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Panama
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Thursday, November 13, 2014
"I am very honored to have had my first meeting with Minister Beruchashvili. She wanted to be very clear in stressing continuity in Georgia's foreign policy, the appreciation that Georgia has for the United States as key strategic partner, her plans to accompany the Prime Minister to Brussels later this month for meetings with the European Council and the NATO Secretary General."English
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Georgia
Thursday, November 13, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh discussed the Isreali-Palestinian Peace Process, the crisis in Syria and Iraq, and combatting extremism in the region in general.English
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Jordan
Palestinian Territories
Israel
Syria
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The U.S. Department of the Treasury today sanctioned the former President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and two military commanders affiliated with the Huthi group, Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim and Abd al-Khaliq al-Huthi, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13611 for engaging in acts that directly or indirectly threaten the peace, security, or stability of Yemen.English
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Yemen
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
At Andrews Joint Base on March 14, 2014 President Barack Obama told visiting uniformed defense chiefs that a key aspect of destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, also known as ISIL and the Islamic State) would be the promotion of moderate, legitimate governance inside Syria; governance that would ultimately be extended to all Syrians. On November 7, 2014 the White House published its strategy for "degrading and ultimately defeating ISIL:" nine lines of effort to that end. Which of the nine addressed the all-important element of moderate, legitimate governance in Syria? None. What is going on here? English
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Iraq
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
La Fortaleza emitirá este martes a las 6:00 p.m. por varias cadenas de televisión y de radio un mensaje grabado hace un mes por el gobernador Alejandro García Padilla en el que resume el progreso del plan anticrimen implantado por su administración.Spanish
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Puerto Rico
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, took note of Proclamation No. 1 of 2014, dated November 10, 2014, in which President Donald Ramotar prorogued the Tenth Parliament of Guyana with immediate effect for a maximum period of six months and observed that the prorogation of the Parliament of Guyana issued by President Ramotar has occurred within the framework of the country’s constitution.English
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Guyana
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
This weekend, I will be in San Salvador to honor the lives and work of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter. They worked at the University of Central America (UCA) and they were murdered 25 years ago, on November 16, 1989, in a coordinated operation of the Salvadoran military by members of the Atlacatl Battalion.English
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El Salvador
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Water scooter operators on Paradise Island in the Bahamas are reported to have sexually assaulted at least three American tourists since July, the United States Embassy announced in a security advisory this week that warned of increasingly brazen crimes sweeping the country.English
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Bahamas
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Monday, November 10, 2014
20th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America As delivered by Ambassador Keith Harper U.S. Representative to the Human Rights Council Geneva, November 5, 2014English
Monday, November 10, 2014
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.405 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.English
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South Korea
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OMB Letter to the President Regarding Additional Funding for ISIL

Monday, November 10, 2014
The letter includes the Office of Management and Budget's recommendations to President Obama on additional Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding to address the Islamic State of Iraq and tEnglish
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Iraq
Syria
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