Foreign Policy

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 14:53
Press Secretary Jay Carney addresses the United States' economic engagement with Africa and whether the president intends to address LGBT rights during his stop in Senegal.
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 14:48

Recently, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Moscow would be sending a substantial package of military aid to the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan by the end of this year.

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 14:45

Amidst the ensuing media confusion, the question of whether to suspend or continue the delivery of U.S. assistance to Egypt hangs in the balance because of a U.S. law that prohibits most direct assistance to countries whose militaries depose elected heads of state

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 14:42

Below is a roundup of some of the top articles and news highlights from around the MENA region over the last week

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 14:37
Press Secretary Jay Carney addresses U.S. communications with Ecuador over Edward Snowden's asylum request.
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 08:47
Press Secretary Jay Carney addresses reports from the international community that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons, the impact these reports have on U.S. policy, Hezbollah's role in Syria, and the U.S. relationship with Turkey
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 08:34
Press Secretary Jay Carney addresses the protests in Turkey and whether they will impact U.S. policy on Syria.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:05
Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell addresses demonstrations in Brazil, supporting the Syrian opposition, Iraqi militants fighting in Syria, the resignation of the prime minister of Palestine, Taliban and Afghan officials meeting in Doha, Syrians fleeing to Lebanon, and the location of Edward Snowden.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 10:56
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses the opening of a Taliban office in Doha, Secretary Kerry’s calls with Afghan president Karzai, Secretary Kerry’s meetings with Congress on Syria, claims of Hamas contact with the U.S., Kerry’s planned meetings in India and nuclear negotiations with Russia.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 10:49
Spokesperson Jen Psaki addresses Secretary Kerry’s call with Afghanistan President Karzai and meetings with Middle Eastern officials, coordination with Jordanians on Syria, meetings with South Korea and Japan, Venezuelan leadership in DC, human rights in Honduras, and dialogue with India and Pakistan.