U.S. Government

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 08:31
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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 06:47
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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 06:38
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.
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 10:06
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.
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 08:31
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.
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 09:34
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.
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 09:29
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.
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 07:38
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.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 13:21
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.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 07:59
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.

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