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Diplomacy in Action

U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Under Secretary Sherman (Sept. 16): "America’s policy in the Middle East begins with our understanding that the problems now plaguing the region have tangled roots. The internal divides, historic rivalries, and contemporary competitions feed off of one another." Full Text»

Date: 09/16/2014 Description: Screenshot of Under Secretary Sherman delivering remarks at Georgetown University on September 16, 2014. © Georgetown University Screenshot Image.

U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

Sept. 16: As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States. Fact Sheet» More»

Date: 08/06/2014 Description: A man washes his hands in a attempt to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. © AP Image

UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic

Ambassador Power (Sept. 15): "Today, the new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, formally stands up with a mandate to protect civilians from violence." Full Text» More»

Date: 09/15/2014 Description: United Nations peacekeeping troops take part in a ceremony in the capital city of Bangui, Central African Republic, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.  © AP Image

In Other News

Daily Press Briefing: Turkey

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Sept. 16): "When it comes to Turkey, we share a partnership with them that’s essential. They play a key role, obviously, in the region, and ISIL is a threat to Turkey’s security." Full Text»

Unsolved Disappearances in Belarus

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Sept. 16): "We remain deeply concerned with the fate of these four men and call on the Belarusian authorities to extend the statute of limitations and thoroughly and transparently investigate their disappearances." Full Text»

Resumption of Operations at Embassy Bangui

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 15): "I am pleased to announce that we are resuming operations at our embassy in Bangui. The people and leaders of the Central African Republic have made progress in ending the violence and putting their nation on a path toward peace and stability." Full Text»

Discussion of U.S. Priorities at UNGA

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs H. Dean Pittman will deliver remarks at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) on Thursday, September 18, at 12:30 p.m. More»

Ukraine Ratifies Association Agreement

Deputy Spokesperson Harf (Sept. 16): "We congratulate the people of Ukraine on making history today, as the Ukrainian and European parliaments simultaneously ratified Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the European Union." Full Text»

International Day of Democracy

Secretary Kerry (Sept. 15): "Today we recognize International Day of Democracy, a day set aside to a way of life that allows each and every citizen to participate in his or her government." Full Text»


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America's PrepareAthon

Join America's movement to stay safe during disasters. National PrepareAthon Day is Sept. 30. Read more and register»

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State by State Map

The State by State Map details the work of the Department in each U.S. State, and all for about 1% of the Federal budget. More»

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BusinessUSA is the U.S. Government's official web portal to support business start-ups, growth, financing, and exporting.

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Ghazni Towers Virtual Exhibition

The Department used innovative methods to document Afghanistan’s historic Ghazni Towers. View the Exhibition»

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On Guard

The Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Fraud Prevention Programs (CA/FPP) works to prevent consular fraud. More»


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