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, October 29, 2013
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed U.S.-Egyptian relations, Georgia's presidential election, Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium, Syria's political situation, U.S. priorities in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving and other topics.English
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Poland
Egypt
Georgia
Iran
Syria
Middle East and North Africa Regional
Libya
China
North Korea
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
Rwanda
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
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Monday, October 28, 2013
To be sure, 2014 is a turning point for Afghanistan. With simultaneous security, political, and economic transitions, the decisions Afghans will make will either consolidate the gains of the past decade or undermine them.English
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Afghanistan
Tajikistan
Kyrgyzstan
Turkmenistan
Pakistan
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Central Asia Regional
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Friday, October 25, 2013
During the Conference, participants discussed ways to increase collaboration between law enforcement agencies and academic institutions. Participants also identified common issues associated with trafficked victims such as identification, involvement in judicial proceedings, victim protection, repatriation, and reintegration. English
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Tajikistan
Russia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
United Arab Emirates
Central Asia Regional
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Friday, October 25, 2013
U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki discusses controversy between the U.S. and international allies with respect to surveillance programs, security cooperation in Iraq and Afghanistan, Secretary Kerry's travel to South Korea, and negotiation strategy with respect to Iran.English
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Iraq
Nigeria
Afghanistan
South Korea
China
Japan
Iran
Pakistan
Lebanon
Libya
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
Let me begin by first explaining why security assistance is an essential part of the State Department’s mandate. There is sometimes confusion about where security assistance roles begin and end between the Departments of Defense and State. And many often wonder why the State Department is involved at all in “harder” security related areas. The reason is fairly straightforward: security assistance has broad foreign policy implications. It is not just that weapons can be used in a conflict and therefore must be dealt with very carefully. It is that the distribution of security assistance is fundamentally a foreign policy act.English
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Egypt
Philippines
Israel
South Korea
Pakistan
Mexico
Indonesia
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses the kidnapping of American citizens in a Nigerian piracy incident, ongoing diplomatic tensions with Germany and Saudi Arabia, ongoing work in tracking the Benghazi attack perpetrators, the U.S.-Pakistani relationship with respect to counterterrorism, and a handful of issues in east Asia.English
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Nigeria
Germany
Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Japan
China
Pakistan
Libya
Cuba
Syria
Russia
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
CAREC’s focus on integrated transport and trade this year is well timed and will undoubtedly support increased cooperation in other important areas such as regional energy sector development and connectivity.English
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Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses U.S. drone and surveillance policies as well as ongoing discussions and evolving relationships with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Iran. She also speaks about the Geneva II conference to address the Syrian crisis.English
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Israel
Saudi Arabia
Iran
France
Germany
Pakistan
Libya
Russia
Turkey
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Based on the proven value of international outreach in helping to create and maintain the Northern Distribution Network into Afghanistan, U.S. Transportation Command is initiating similar efforts with partners in the Asia-Pacific and African theaters.English
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Afghanistan
Central Asia Regional
South Caucasus Regional
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Secretary General stressed that Allies and partners will continue to stand by Afghanistan after the ISAF mission ends in December 2014.English
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Afghanistan
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses U.S. drone policy, the evolving Syrian civil war, the U.S.-Saudi relationship, and ongoing negotiations and dialogue with Iran.English
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Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Iran
Mozambique
Greece
France
Russia
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
NATO defense ministers are meeting this week as the alliance faces what many here call an inflection point: how to preserve hard-earned NATO operational capabilities while winding down operations in Afghanistan over the coming months.English
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Syria
Afghanistan
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Monday, October 21, 2013
U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Marie Harf discusses diplomatic tensions with France over U.S. surveillance programs, the U.S.-Egyptian relationship in light of the recent aid suspension, security and economic assistance to Pakistan, and plans for Geneva II negotiations concerning the Syrian civil war.English
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France
Egypt
Pakistan
Syria
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Friday, October 18, 2013
Daily Press Briefing by the U.S. Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki.English
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Iran
North Korea
Egypt
Syria
Afghanistan
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Friday, October 18, 2013
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Romania's Minister of Defense Mircea Dusa today at the Pentagon, a meeting that produced a number of significant agreements, which Pentagon Spokesman George Little said will enhance the strong and productive partnership the U.S. enjoys with Romania.English
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Romania
Afghanistan
Kyrgyzstan
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Friday, October 11, 2013
“So, we're mostly for October scheduling materiel like repair parts, etc., in containers to go out the NDN,” he noted.English
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Iraq
Kuwait
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Central Asia Regional
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Monday, October 7, 2013
Spokesperson Marie Harf addresses the raids in Libya and Somalia, negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, the legitimacy of president Assad, the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the elections in Azerbaijan, and Turkey's missile defense sys. English
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Syria
Iran
Somalia
Libya
Egypt
Israel
Palestinian Territories
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Turkey
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki discusses issues with Sudan, upcoming diplomatic contact with Iran and Israel, missile defense contract questions in Turkey, Syria, and the impending possible U.S. government shutdown.English
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Sudan
South Sudan
Iran
Israel
Turkey
Pakistan
India
Syria
Palestinian Territories
Armenia
Azerbaijan
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Friday, September 27, 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu denounce recent terrorist attacks and explain the commitment of the Global Counterterrorism Forum to fighting violent extremism. English
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Pakistan
Kenya
Turkey
Iraq
Mali
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Spokesperson Marie Harf addresses Yemeni condemnation of recent attack, Syria's plan to submit its chemical weapons, Venezuela's air space over Puerto Rico, Sudanese President Bashir's visa request, Iranian sanctions and President Rouhani's Op-ed article, Armenia's Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and other issues. English
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Yemen
Syria
Venezuela
Sudan
Iran
Armenia
Pakistan
Iraq
Bahrain
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