Resources - Policy Statements

U.S. Government

Below are key statements and reports by U.S. government agencies related to the United States' security relationship with the world.

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Monday, November 18, 2013
U.S. Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki on reports out of restive Maldives. English
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Maldives
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Friday, November 15, 2013
U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki on situation in Maldives.English
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Maldives
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Thursday, November 14, 2013
"Secretary Hagel emphasized U.S. and Kazakhstan's shared interest in maintaining stability in Afghanistan, and the entire Central Asian region, after 2014 through our existing political, economic, and security commitments.English
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Kazakhstan
Afghanistan
Central Asia Regional
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Thursday, November 14, 2013
U.S. Army Central Command is looking past Afghanistan to conduct exercises and sustain partnerships in 19 other countries under the Regionally Aligned Forces concept.English
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Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Egypt
Oman
Jordan
United Arab Emirates
Kuwait
Afghanistan
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Daily press briefing by U.S. Department of State spokesperson Marie Harf for November 4th, 2013. English
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Middle East and North Africa Regional
Pakistan
Syria
Japan
China
Iran
Mali
Egypt
Germany
Russia
Afghanistan
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
U.S. Department of State spokesperson Marie Harf delivers the daily press briefing for November 5th, 2013. English
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Syria
Sri Lanka
Libya
Turkey
China
India
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Friday, November 1, 2013
About 40,000 containers and 30,000 vehicles have been shipped back from Afghanistan over the past year, but a strategic transportation planner said the system "has not yet been taxed" to its fullest potential.Arabic
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Afghanistan
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
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Friday, November 1, 2013
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses the Secretary's upcoming trip to the Middle East, political arrests in Egypt, the Syrian peace process, Rwanda's support for the M23 rebellion, press freedom in Latin America, and other issues. English
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Egypt
Syria
Rwanda
Mozambique
Pakistan
Israel
Palestinian Territories
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed the latest developments in Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's visit to the U.S., U.S.-Afghan relations, Egypt's military operations in the Sinai and other issues.English
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Syria
Iraq
Pakistan
Afghanistan
Iran
Egypt
Australia
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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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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed Syria's foreign relations and political situation, Iran's nuclear program, Cuba's economic relationship with the United States, Amnesty International's report on U.S. drone operations in Pakistan and other issues.English
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Syria
Iran
Cuba
North Korea
Kuwait
Pakistan
Australia
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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
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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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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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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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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