Government Corruption

Secretary Kerry Remarks on U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

U.S. Department of State - Washington, D.C.

Secretary Kerry


AS DELIVERED: MR. MORRISON: Well, thank you. Aloha. I want to welcome everyone. And for our online audience, and also for the Secretary, I’d like to describe who is here... Read More

Remarks by President Obama at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Washington, D.C.

President Barack Obama


THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you. Please be seated. Well, good afternoon, everybody. To Mayor Bloomberg, thank you -- not only for the kind introduction, but to Bloomberg... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial

The World Bank - Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry


SECRETARY KERRY: Well, President Kim, Jim, thank you very, very much for your welcome. Welcome to all of you here, and I appreciate your – the substance of your comments. ... Read More

National Security Advisor Rice “Africa and America: Partners in a Shared Future”

United State Institute of Peace - Washington, D.C.

National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice


Good morning, everyone. Thank you Kristin for that very generous introduction. And thank you all for being here. In particular I want to acknowledge and thank members of the African... Read More

Testimony: The Future of U.S.-China Relations

Senate Foreign Relations Committe

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Daniel R. Russel


Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on U.S.-China relations. It is also a great honor to be participating in... Read More

USOSCE on Convictions in the Murder of Russian Journalist Anna Politkovskaya

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Public Affairs Counselor Christopher Midura


The United States welcomes the convictions on June 9 in Moscow’s highest criminal court of five individuals in connection with the 2006 contract murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and... Read More

Secretary Kerry at the Dedication of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Memorial Wall

21st Street Entrance - U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of State John Kerry


Bill, thank you very much. Good morning, everybody, distinguished guests all, and particularly the members of the Bynum family and extended clan. We’re delighted to be able to honor you... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Assistance to Ukraine

Office of the Vice President


The United States is committed to supporting Ukraine's democratic reforms, economic development, and sovereignty and territorial integrity. Following Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s discussions with President Obama on June 4 in... Read More

The Brussels G-7 Summit Declaration

The White House-Office of the Press Secretary

Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission


1.       We, the Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission, met... Read More

Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Azerbaijan

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Political Counselor Christopher Robinson to the Permanent Council


AS DELIVERED On behalf of the United States, I would like to congratulate all Azerbaijanis on May 28, 1918: the date that marks the birth of an independent Azerbaijan, the... Read More

Statement on Freedom of Expression in Kyrgyzstan

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

Political Counselor Christopher Robinson to the Permanent Council


AS DELIVERED The United States is disappointed with Kyrgyzstan’s recent adoption of the “False Accusation” amendment to its criminal code.  This amendment, which reintroduces the crime of defamation in Kyrgyzstan,... Read More

Ambassador Baer on Ongoing Violations of OSCE Principles and Commitments by the Russian Federation and the Situation in Ukraine

U.S. Mission to the OSCE - Vienna, Austria

U.S. Representative to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Ambassador Daniel Baer


As President Obama said earlier this week, “What we have learned from our history is that basic principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty and freedom, the ability for people to... Read More

President Obama and President-elect Poroshenko of Ukraine After Bilateral Meeting

Warsaw Marriott - Hotel Warsaw, Poland

President Barack Obama; President-elect Petro Poroshenko


Ukraine News Center: Comprehensive listing of U.S. Government news and activity related to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it is a great pleasure for me to have... Read More

President Obama Remarks at U.S. Military Academy Commencement Ceremony

U.S. Military Academy-West Point - West Point, New York

President Barack Obama


THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. And thank you, General Caslen, for that introduction. To General Trainor, General Clarke, the faculty and staff at West... Read More

Ten Takeaways From President Obama's Speech at West Point

DipNote blog

Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Doug Frantz


In his commencement address to the graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point today, President Obama laid out his vision of America’s leadership on the global stage. ... Read More

The Community of Democracies Support for Eastern European Democracies in Transition

The Washington Foreign Press Center - Washington, D.C.

Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, Tomicah S. Tillemann


MODERATOR: So, a reminder this is an on-the-record briefing with Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, who is the Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies. I see all... Read More

Vice President Biden to Romanian Civil Society Groups and Students

Cotroceni Palace - Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Joe Biden


THE VICE PRESIDENT: Mr. President, we may be listening to a future president. I don't know. (Laughter.) I want to thank you, Mr. Prime Minister. It was a pleasure having... Read More

White House Press Secretary on the Central African Republic

The White House

White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney


In late 2012, armed groups began a rebellion that sparked a period of devastating instability, lawlessness, and anarchy in the Central African Republic (CAR) that led to the overthrow of... Read More

Human Rights and National Security: A Value-Based Foreign Policy

The Truman National Security Project, Annual Truman Conference - Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski


Thank you to Rachel and all the members of the Truman family for the support you gave me during my long and winding road to confirmation.  The process of getting... Read More

The Internet Iron Curtain

DipNote blog


Since the printing press, no technology has had a greater capacity than the Internet for individual empowerment, economic development, and human expression.   How telling then that, while countries around... Read More


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