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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Monday, June 10, 2013
This press briefing addresses developments in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with Bahrain Crown Prince, tensions between Sudan and South Sudan, protests in Turkey and attacks in Afghanistan English
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Syria
Turkey
Afghanistan
Bahrain
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Friday, June 7, 2013
Gen. Dunford, the International Security Assistance Force commander, today released a statement where he offered his condolences to the families and friends of the seven Georgian service members who were killed yesterday in southern Afghanistan.English
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Georgia
Afghanistan
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Friday, June 7, 2013
I am especially pleased to have the opportunity to speak with you about our policy priorities in Central Asia as we enter a critical and dynamic phase in our relationship with this important part of the world.English
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Afghanistan
Central Asia Regional
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses the Syrian conflict, Secretary Kerry's discussions with Turkey and Venezuela, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, elections in Pakistan, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia. English
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Syria
Turkey
Egypt
Israel
Palestinian Territories
Venezuela
Pakistan
Nigeria
Ethiopia
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Friday, May 31, 2013
Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Zamir Akram, co-Chaired the 5th round of the US-Pakistan Security, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation (SSS&NP) Working Group in Washington on May 30, 2013.English
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Pakistan
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The theory was that somehow the United States and China and India and Russia were in competition for influence and for strategic gain in Central Asia. Again, what we’ve tried to stress is that that’s not the case. We are not seeking to pursue opportunities in Central Asia at the expense of Russia or China or any other country. In fact we see that there are very significant opportunities for all of us and also quite important opportunities for us to work together.English
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Uzbekistan
Afghanistan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
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Monday, April 29, 2013
As a supporting nation, the United States has taken steps to support the six confidence building measures (CBM) endorsed by the “Heart of Asia” group at the Kabul ministerial in June 2012.English
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Pakistan
Afghanistan
Central Asia Regional
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Friday, April 26, 2013
I think what’s happened today shows that there is now not only regional buy-in into the concept of regional integration but there is also now concrete progress being made in many many different spheres that show that these countries are putting their own resources into this effort and really believe it. I really want to commend them again, and particularly Kazakhstan and Afghanistan for really driving this progress and process.English
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Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
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Friday, April 26, 2013
There is no escaping the simple fact that Afghanistan’s fortunes are tied to its neighborhood, just as the neighborhood’s fortunes are tied to Afghanistan. We look forward to continuing to work with all of you to ensure that Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia realize their shared aspiration for a stable, secure, and prosperous future. English
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Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
As a general rule that human rights and promotion of democracy are very very important parts of our dialogue with the government of Uzbekistan and of course our support for civil society. Afghanistan will continue to be an important part of what we discussed, but the overall message was that Uzbekistan will continue to be important to the United States after the transition in Afghanistan and we will continue to attach a high priority to developing further these relations after 2014.English
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Uzbekistan
Afghanistan
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
As the political, economic, and security transitions in Afghanistan continue, many commentators are already recasting the story of the region in terms of a renewed "Great Game" while also forecasting diminished U.S. interest in the region. But I reject this narrative. Our engagement with, and commitment to, Central Asia and its people will continue far beyond 2014.
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Uzbekistan
Afghanistan
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The U.S. partnership with Kazakhstan has grown dramatically over the last 20 years, as Kazakhstan has become a regional and increasingly global leader. Kazakhstan has been the strongest advocate in this region of the New Silk Road, of strengthening economic and commercial linkages across South and Central Asia to connect the region more closely with the rest of Asia and Europe. English
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Kazakhstan
Iran
Afghanistan
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
So there are both tremendous opportunities but also still tremendous challenges that need to be undertaken. Again, I think we really want to continue to increase our cooperation in Kazakhstan on these because again, many of these international organizations are based here in Almaty, things like CAREC where a lot of this information exchange has to take place.English
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Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Over the last several decades, so many countries – like Turkey and India – have built dynamic growth, opportunity, and hope for their peoples. And in the 21st century, with the support and engagement of partners like the Turkic American Alliance, this region can become a part of that global success story. English
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Uzbekistan
Turkey
Afghanistan
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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
In his State of the Union address, the President announced that the United States will withdraw 34,000 American troops from Afghanistan by this time next year, decreasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by half – the next step to responsibly bringing this war to a close. English
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Afghanistan
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Dealing with Arms Intermediaries Policy Briefing: The Pentagon’s Missing Controls on Contractors Engaged in Arms Transfers

Monday, September 21, 2009
While the U.S. government has some of the most comprehensive laws and regulations controlling arms exports, this briefing paper shows that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is missing some key controls to prevent the use of intermediaries with problematic backgrounds, particularly when DoD employs one of its new congressionally approved authorities to train and equip foreign security forces.
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Iraq
Afghanistan
Georgia
Serbia
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Afghanistan Security Forces Fund
Iraq Security Forces Fund
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