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, January 24, 2014
This press briefing addresses nuclear negotiation with Iran, human rights abuses in Syria, and bilateral security agreements with AfghanistanEnglish
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Afghanistan
Syria
Iran
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
This press briefing addresses Iran's nuclear capacity, ongoing developments in Syria, and U.S. troop levels in AfghanistanEnglish
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Syria
Iran
Afghanistan
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
The visit reaffirmed U.S. support for Georgia's democratic development and territorial integrity, as well as U.S. appreciation for Georgia's sacrifices and contribution to the NATO mission in Afghanistan. English
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Georgia
Afghanistan
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses the upcoming Geneva II talks, humanitarian aid to Syria, Egypt's constitutional referendum, U.S. aid to Egypt, the Senate Intelligence report on Benghazi, the murders of prominent Rwandan exiles, and other issues. English
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Lebanon
Syria
Turkey
Iran
Egypt
Afghanistan
Libya
Rwanda
Israel
Palestinian Territories
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
A senior Defense Department official has warned about the growing threat of narcotics originating in Afghanistan and has urged continued support for efforts to eradicate production.English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Today we discussed how to strengthen NATO-Azerbaijan cooperation even further. We are determined to reinvigorate our political dialogue including on strategic issues, such as energy security and counter terrorism. English
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
“We are determined to reinvigorate our political dialogue including on strategic issues, such as energy security and counter terrorism,” the Secretary General said. English
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
But we are successfully building Afghan capacity to implement and lead counternarcotics efforts. English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The DEA program in Afghanistan is designed to deny narcotics-generated funding to terrorism and the insurgency, break the nexus between the insurgency and drug trafficking, promote the rule of law, and expose and reduce corruption, while diminishing the overall drug threat from Afghanistan. English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Central Asian states have repeatedly expressed their concern over narco-traffickers and extremist networks operating across their irregular borders and extreme mountainous terrain and welcome DoD assistance in confronting these challenges.English
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Afghanistan
Bahrain
Central Asia Regional
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Meanwhile, the United States and other western donors assisting Afghanistan have, by and large, made counternarcotics programming a lower strategic priority at the same time that the 2014 drawdown of U.S. and coalition forces increases the security risks in the country. English
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Afghanistan
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The new policy provides greater clarity and transparency with respect to U.S. goals for arms transfers and on the criteria used to make arms transfer decisions. English
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Global
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Spokesperson Marie Harf discussed the recent attack on a Palestinian mosque, countering insurgency in Iraq, Iran's relations with Russia, threats and opposition within Syria, and other topics. English
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Palestinian Territories
Iraq
Iran
Syria
Israel
Afghanistan
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
At the same time, the policy promotes restraint, both by the United States and other suppliers, in transfers of weapons systems that may be destabilizing or dangerous to international peace and security. English
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Global
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
DOD is broadening its training for those who work in contracting, acquisition and law enforcement, and that a yearly general course on how to recognize human trafficking has been mandatory for DOD personnel since 2005.English
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Qatar
Afghanistan
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I had the opportunity to express to the President the deep appreciation of our President and our Secretary for the important role that Turkmenistan has played with respect to the economic and humanitarian support that Turkmenistan has provided and continues to provide to Afghanistan. English
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Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
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Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Annual Bilateral Consultations, which were established with Turkmenistan in 2010, are a regular mechanism for discussing the full range of issues in the U.S.-Turkmenistan relationship and strengthening collaboration between our two nations. English
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Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
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Friday, January 10, 2014
There are two main authorities for terrorism designations of groups and individuals. Groups can be designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Under Executive Order 13224, a wider range of entities, including terrorist groups, individuals acting as part of a terrorist organization, and other entities such as financiers and front companies, can be designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). English
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Global
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Friday, January 3, 2014
The DOD news release noted the following areas would no longer be designated as imminent danger areas for IDP purposes. English
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Haiti
Liberia
Oman
Rwanda
Tajikistan
United Arab Emirates
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Iraq
Afghanistan
Lebanon
Jordan
Pakistan
Yemen
Syria
Egypt
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses evacuations in South Sudan, Dennis Rodman's visit to North Korea, Iran's nuclear program, domestic politics in Egypt and other issues.English
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South Sudan
India
North Korea
Afghanistan
Iran
Egypt
United Arab Emirates
Russia
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