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, January 14, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistan Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz speak on U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue.English
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Pakistan
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
The last six months have set the stage for positive changes in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has just finished a historic, democratic transfer of power to what CAP’s Ariella Viehe and colleagues accurately described in a forthcoming article I just read as a “deeply engaged and visionary national unity government.”
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Afghanistan
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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, October 9, 2014
It is fitting that this Committee—the Foreign Relations Committee—is holding this hearing. As I reflect on my own role and the role of many who tried just as hard to keep us safe after 9/11, we got many of the tactics right but the strategy wrong. We have yet to develop a narrative, a positive-sum roadmap for where we are going and why others will benefit by joining with us.English
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Global
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
While we have made remarkable strides against the threat of catastrophic attacks like that which we experienced on 9/11, the continued presence of al Qa’ida in Yemen, the growing presence of al Qa’ida‐associated elements in North Africa and Syria, and increased instability across North Africa and the Middle East highlight how the threat of terrorism continues.English
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Global
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Today’s topic is particularly timely, given that we are now seeing a transition in the scope and nature of the terrorist threat we face -- a transition that requires us to assess whether we have the right counterterrorism strategy, organization and authorities to successfully meet this evolving threat.English
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Global
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The admission of up to 70,000 refugees to the United States during Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest; provided that this number shall be understood as including persons admitted to the United States during FY 2015 with Federal refugee resettlement assistance under the Amerasian immigrant admissions program, as provided below. English
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Global
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Monday, September 29, 2014
The Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) is a U.S. Government-funded security assistance program working to meet the growing global demand for specially trained personnel to conduct international peace operations by building the capabilities of U.S. partner countries to train and sustain peacekeepers; increasing the number of capable military troops and police units available for deployment; and facilitating the preparation, logistical support, and deployment of peacekeepers. GPOI promotes international peace and security, helping to save lives while reducing the burden on U.S. military forces, and furthering post-conflict recovery around the world.English
Monday, September 29, 2014
The arbitrary and excessive use of pretrial detention around the world is a massive form of human rights abuse that affects in excess of 14 million people a year. English
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Global
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Monday, September 22, 2014
The following is the Joint Communique on Libya by the governments of Algeria, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union and United Nations.English
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Libya
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
We cannot lead if we are not there and we can’t be there if the Senate won’t confirm our best and brightest. This is a moment to show that we speak with one voice on American leadership and that our democratic institutions can still advise and consent instead of defer and delay.English
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Global
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Monday, June 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce published regulations today that streamline U.S. export controls on certain military electronics by shifting less sensitive equipment, parts, and components from Category XI of the Department’s U.S. Munitions List (USML) to the Department of Commerce’s Commerce Control List (CCL).English
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Global
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Monday, June 23, 2014
This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report offers a roadmap for the road ahead as we confront the scourge of trafficking." -- John F. Kerry, Secretary of StateEnglish
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Global
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, Frank A. Rose spoke about the Obama administrations commitment to ballistic missile defense, specifically the missile defense budget request for FY2015 and cooperation on missile defense with U.S. allies.English
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Global
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Friday, June 13, 2014
Acute, structured government corruption impacts many of the West’s security priorities. But the role it plays in exacerbating international insecurity is often overlooked.
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Global
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
G-7 Declaration on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament for 2014English
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Global
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses the upcoming nuclear talks with Iran, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq, Egypt's presidential inauguration, counterterrorism and Guantanamo Bay, the search for the missing girls in Nigeria, humanitarian aid in Syria, Middle East peace talks, and the CIA's twitter accountEnglish
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Syria
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Department of State is pleased to announce its first release of foreign assistance obligation and disbursement data on ForeignAssistance.gov. English
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Global
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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Lasconjarias assesses the effectiveness of NATO allied land forces as, at best, mixed.English
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Global
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Rapid progress has been made in the year since the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opened for signature at the United Nations in New York, and a surge of further ratifications will soon activate the treaty this year, helping to save millions of lives and protect human rights, Amnesty International said as it marks the anniversary of the treaty signing on 3 June. English
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Global
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