U.S. Department of State

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 05:29
The United States condemns the detention of Caracas Metropolitan Mayor Antonio Ledezma by Venezuelan security forces, as well as the systematic intimidation of other leading opposition figures. These actions appear to be a clear attempt by the Venezuelan government to divert attention from the country’s economic and political challenges.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 09:08
Discussion of the United States’ nuclear arms control and deterrence policies, particularly as they relate to regional security in the Asia-Pacific.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 08:14
A lot has happened in the last years that has emboldened some of the extremists. It’s something that Pakistan is deeply concerned about. U.S. looks forward to continuing the cooperative effort on the economy as well as the cooperative effort in counterterrorism and democracy building.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 07:58
The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:57
The warring parties share the full responsibility for the violence that has engulfed much of the country and for the suffering of their fellow South Sudanese. We call on all parties to the conflict to end the fighting.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 08:38
The United States is deeply concerned after a second day of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, following the National Assembly's passage of electoral legislation and as the Senate began consideration of similar legislation. ‎
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 08:14
The U.S. New Silk Road initiative is a reflection of the Obama Administration’s enduring commitment to the region, a recognition of the vital importance of economic and energy connectivity, and a representation of our belief that shared prosperity can lead to stability and security.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:43
On January 21, key members of the global coalition met in London to review and discuss their efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL not just through military force, but by addressing the underlying narrative of the organization, its financing, its flow of foreign fighters, and by reasserting their commitment to Iraq.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 07:14
The United States strongly condemns the violence that occurred in Niger on January 16 and 17 during protests against the depiction of the Prophet Mohamed in the French journal Charlie Hebdo.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:43
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.”