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Office of Europe and Asia (INL/EA)


The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs' Office of Europe and Asia (INL/EA) programs is responsible for broad law enforcement, rule of law and counternarcotics policies and program management in accordance with U.S. foreign policy objectives throughout Europe and all of Asia, excluding Afghanistan and Pakistan. INL/EA manages programs in 30 countries, including 15 countries in Europe, 5 countries in Central Asia, 4 countries in South Asia and 6 countries in East Asia and the Pacific.

Program officers liaise with the Bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs, South and Central Asia and East Asia and Pacific Affairs to coordinate and advocate for INL programs in those regions focused on helping our partner nations establish a capable and accountable criminal justice sector, stabilizing post-conflict societies through criminal justice sector development and reform, fostering cooperation among countries of the region, and bilaterally with the U.S., in legal affairs, and advancing respect for human rights. Program officers closely monitor and guide program implementation of INL-funded narcotics and law enforcement affairs sections overseas in Armenia, Kosovo, Georgia, Russia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Thailand and Laos. The office works closely with the Embassy and host country authorities on comprehensive cooperative law enforcement and rule of law programs throughout the Balkans, including in Bosnia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, South Asia, including Nepal and Sri Lanka, and in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Programs throughout Europe, Eurasia and Asia reflect our commitment to collaborating with partner nations to identify objectives of mutual interest where U.S. foreign assistance can have a measurable impact. INL coordinates closely with other donor nations and, when possible, aligns our programs and activities to support the work of regional organizations such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Center (CARICC), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the ASEAN Regional Forum.


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