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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

2014-05-22

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

Spokesperson Psaki on Terrorist Attacks in Nigeria

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-05-21

The U.S Government strongly condemns the multiple bomb blasts in the city of Jos yesterday, as well as the bombing in the Sabon-Gari neighborhood of the city of Kano on... Read More

In Celebration of IDAHOT - U.S. Embassy Rangoon

U.S. Embassy Rangoon - Rangoon, Burma

U.S. Department of State

2014-05-21

In celebration of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (#IDAHOT) on May 17, the U.S. Embassy hosted an LGBT awareness event organized by the local LGBT network Colors Rainbow... Read More

Vice President Biden to Romanian Civil Society Groups and Students

Cotroceni Palace - Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Joe Biden

2014-05-21

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

Remarks by Vice President Biden and Romanian President Băsescu in a Joint Press Statement

Victoria Palace - Bucharest, Romania

Vice President Joe Biden; Romanian President Băsescu

2014-05-21

PRIME MINISTER PONTA: (As interpreted) Good day. We are very glad and honored to have the visit of Mr. Vice President Joe Biden here in Bucharest and at the headquarters... Read More

The Ukrainian Evolution

DipNote blog

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Rick Stengel

2014-05-21

On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to vote for a new president. But that simple statement does not reckon with the significance of this election. The May 25... Read More

Boko Haram: The Growing Threat to Schoolgirls in Nigeria and Beyond

Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Washington, D.C.

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, Dr. Sarah Sewall

2014-05-21

Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss Nigeria’s struggle against Boko Haram, one of the most lethal terrorist groups in... Read More

Secretary Kerry on Indian Elections and Formation of New Government

U.S. Department of State

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-20

I offer my congratulations to the Bharatiya Janata Party on their resounding victory in India’s historic national election, and to Narendra Modi on his election as Prime Minister of India. ... Read More

Additional Sanctions Under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act

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

Department Spokesperson, Jen Psaki

2014-05-20

Today the State Department, in concert with the Treasury Department, submitted to Congress a list of persons who have been sanctioned under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act.... Read More

Magnitsky Sanctions Designations

Office of Foreign Assets Control

U.S. Department of Treasury

2014-05-20

Specially Designated Nationals List The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List: ALISOV, Igor Borisovich; DOB 11 Mar 1968 (individual) . GAUS, Alexandra Viktorovna (a.k.a. GAUSS, Alexandra); DOB... Read More

Presidential Determination -- South Sudan

The White House

President Barack Obama

2014-05-19

May 19, 2014 Presidential Determination No. 2014-09 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Relating to South Sudan By the authority vested in me... Read More

Behind Putin's Cynicism and Hypocrisy

DipNote blog

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

2014-05-18

You can usually figure what Russian President Vladimir Putin is doing and why by noting the actions and values he falsely projects onto others. Over the past several weeks, for... Read More

Empowering Cambodia’s Youth Benefits Everyone

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, William E. Todd

2014-05-18

Just a few weeks ago, U.S. President Barack Obama held a Town Hall with youth from ASEAN member nations as part of his Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. I was... Read More

Ambassador Power Remarks for the University of Vermont Commencement

Burlington, VT

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Samantha Power

2014-05-18

(Applause) President Sullivan, trustees, faculty, alumni, parents and especially the incredible members of the class of 2014 – Good morning and Hallelujah! (Applause) I am most honored to be among... Read More

Syrian Media Activists and Journalists Remain Steadfast

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Uzra Zeya

2014-05-17

In Syria, the conflict has entered into its fourth year. Since March 2011, Bashar al-Asad has refused to heed the call of the Syrian people to step aside. He has... Read More

The Threat of Boko Haram

Special Briefing from Paris, France

Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy R. Sherman; Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield; Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Tina S. Kaidanow

2014-05-17

MODERATOR: Well, thank you all for coming. It’s a great honor for us to have Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman with us today. Ambassador Sherman was sworn in... Read More

Ambassador Baer Response to Report of Chief Monitor for the Special Monitoring Mission to 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 B. Baer

2014-05-16

The United States warmly welcomes Ambassador Apakan back to the Permanent Council and thanks him for his very informative report on a mission that is central to this Organization’s focus. ... Read More

Secretary Kerry Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-16

Today of all days, we are reminded that the cause of justice can and must triumph over hatred and prejudice. This is a day of action for lesbian, gay, bisexual,... Read More

Readout of President Obama’s Call with President Hollande of France

Office of the Press Secretary

The White House

2014-05-16

President Obama spoke with French President Hollande today about the situation in Ukraine. The Presidents underscored that Russia will face significant additional costs if it continues its provocative and destabilizing... Read More

Secretary Kerry on 70th Anniversary of Crimean Tatar Deportation

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

Secretary of State John Kerry

2014-05-16

The 70th anniversary of Joseph Stalin’s forcible deportation of more than 230,000 Crimean Tatars from their homeland in Crimea weighs especially on our minds today. The suffering caused by this... Read More



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