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-10/23/14  10 Parting Thoughts for America's Diplomats;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Foreign Policy
-10/16/14  Feeding our Growing Planet by Opening More Markets;  Assistant Secretary Charles H. Rivkin, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; Des Moines Register; Des Moines, IA
-10/09/14  The Gathering Storm;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Huffington Post
-09/27/14  Afghanistan's Triumph of Statesmanship and Compromise;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington Post
-09/26/14  Under U.S. Leadership, World Will Defeat ISIS;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Boston Globe
-09/12/14  Op-Ed: ISIL's Abuse of Women and Girls Must Be Stopped;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell; The Huffington Post; Washington, DC
-09/05/14  Building a Dynamic U.S.-China Film Relationship;  Assistant Secretary Charles H. Rivkin, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; The Economic Observer; Beijing, China
-08/29/14  To Defeat Terror, We Need the World's Help;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The New York Times
-07/30/14  India's Economic Strength and Business Environment Are of Strategic Importance to the U.S.;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Economic Times; Washington, DC
-07/30/14  Op-Ed on Afghanistan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; TOLOnews; Washington, DC
-07/08/14  Why Is the Senate Hobbling American Diplomacy?;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Politico Magazine
-06/30/14  Iranian Nuclear Deal Still Is Possible, But Time Is Running Out;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington Post
-06/09/14  A Call to Action To Protect Our Oceans;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Huffington Post
-06/09/14  Let There Be No Hiding Place For Rapists in War;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Evening Standard
-06/03/14  25 Years Later, Tiananmen Square Still Colors U.S.-China Relations;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; The Washington Post
-06/03/14  U.S. Is Setting an Example to the World on Climate Change;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Financial Times
-06/03/14  We Need More Visas, Now, for Our Afghan Allies;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Los Angeles Times
-06/02/14  Democracy, Prosperity Linked;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Miami Herald
-05/02/14  Africa Is on the Rise, and We Need To Help Make Sure It Continues;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Washington Post
-04/20/14  Working With the Vatican Against Modern Slavery;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Boston Globe
-03/06/14  Women Key to Peace and Security;  Secretary of State John Kerry; DipNote Blog; Washington, DC
-02/25/14  Preventing Sexual Violence Is a National Security Imperative;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The World Post
-12/18/13  Migrants Need Protecting;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Op-Ed for International Migrants Day, December 18, 2013; Washington, DC
-11/14/13  The Crush on Wildlife;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Huffington Post
-11/06/13  Op-Ed: Disabilities Treaty Breaks Down Borders for Vets; Washington, DC
-10/25/13  Assad's War of Starvation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; ForeignPolicy.com
-09/06/13  Secretary of State John Kerry on the Case for Action in Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Huffington Post; Washington, DC
-07/21/13  Our Disabled Deserve Access Abroad;  Secretary of State John Kerry; USA Today; Washington, DC
-07/19/13  Getting the U.S.-China Climate Partnership Right;  Secretary of State John Kerry; ThinkProgress; Washington, DC
-06/19/13  We Work on Climate Change Every Day;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Grist; Washington, DC
-04/03/13  More Work to Bring War Criminals to Justice;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Huffington Post
-03/21/13  Taking Global Action to Fight Hate;  Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Anwar Pandith; Washington, DC
-03/08/13  Why Women are Central to U.S. Foreign Policy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
-02/20/13  A Conversation With Ambassador Frederick Barton;  Assistant Secretary Rick Barton, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations; Council on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-12/10/12  Eleven Words;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Washington, DC
-12/08/12  When Women Drive Economic Growth;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; The Hindu
-11/25/12  War's Silent Scourge: Sexual Violence Against Women;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Ambassador Verveer and UK Ambassador Peter Westmacott's Joint Blog to Commemorate IDEVAW; Washington, DC
-10/24/12  Ukraine's Troubling Trends;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; The New York Times
-09/27/12  Op-Ed: Saving More Lives Than Ever;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Global Health and Diplomacy News
-09/24/12  Lift Up Women to Lift the World;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Washington, DC
-08/20/12  London Olympics Make the Case for Unleashing the Potential of Women and Girls;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Huffington Post; Washington, DC
-07/23/12  A New Day in Haiti; U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth H. Merten; Op-Ed in Miami Herald; Miami, FL
-07/18/12  The Art of Smart Power;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; New Statesman
-07/10/12  Keeping Faith in Afghanistan;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Washington, DC
-07/06/12  Unsung in Afghanistan;  Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, Afghanistan; The Washington Post
-06/20/12  Trade With Russia Is a Win-Win;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Wall Street Journal
-06/13/12  India and the United States: A Focus on the Fundamentals;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; India Abroad and online at Rediff.com
-05/16/12  Missile Defense Cooperation Is the New Way Forward;  Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense Ellen Tauscher; Kommersant Newspaper; Moscow, Russia
-05/14/12  Society for Neuroscience;  Science and Technology Adviser E. William Colglazier; Washington, DC
-05/03/12  Women and the Arab Spring; Office of Global Women's Issues; Foreign Service Journal: May 2012, Volume 89, No. 5; Washington, DC
-04/26/12  Visionary Innovators and Intellectual Property in the Twenty-First Century;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats; Huffington Post
-03/27/12  Nuclear Security Summit Op-Ed; Op-Ed Article by donga.com; Seoul, South Korea
-03/15/12  A Code for Outer Space, as Seen From the State Department; Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller; Letter to the Editor Published in The New York Times; Washington, DC
-02/17/12  Science Magazine;  Science and Technology Adviser E. William Colglazier; Washington, DC
-02/07/12  Delivering Jobs With International Tourism;  Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Thomas Nides; CNN
-01/20/12  A Call to the "Innovation Generation";  Science and Technology Adviser E. William Colglazier; Washington, DC
-01/16/12  Wallenberg's Life-Giving Legacy;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; The New York Times
-12/22/11  A "New START" for Arms Control;  Assistant Secretary Rose Gottemoeller, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; DipNote Blog Article; Washington, DC
-12/05/11  The Silk Road Through Afghanistan: The Country's Economic Future Lies in its Region;  Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Thomas Nides; Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.; Washington, DC
-10/11/11  Foreign Policy Magazine: America's Pacific Century;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Foreign Policy Magazine
-08/24/11  Success in Afghanistan: It takes a Region;  Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman; McClatchy Newspapers; Washington, DC
-08/12/11  Let's Save Starving Somalis; USA Today; Washington, DC
-07/14/11  Foreign Policy of the Internet;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Karen Kornbluh; The Washington Post; Washington, DC
-07/09/11  Independence Day for South Sudan;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; The Washington Post
-07/06/11  Biotech Addresses Food Security, Climate Change: Potential Economic Growth Engine;  Assistant Secretary Jose W. Fernandez, Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs; BIOtechNOW; Washington, DC
-06/17/11  There Is No Going Back in Syria;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper
-06/07/11  The International Community Needs To Stay Focused on Bosnia and Herzegovina;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Joint Op-Ed Published in Newspapers Throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina
-05/08/11  'Clean Stoves' Would Save Lives, Cut Pollution;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; USA Today
-05/06/11  'Clean stoves' would save lives, cut pollution;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Printed in the USA Today; Washington, DC
-03/12/11  In Libya, Our Aid Matters;  Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington Post; Washington, DC
-03/07/11  Women's Work-More, Earn-Less Plan Hurts;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Washington, DC
-01/09/11  Progress in Haiti Is Slow, but Real; U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth H. Merten; The Washington Post
-12/23/10  Prompt Approval of the New START Treaty in the Russian Legislature Will Help Promote Strategic Stability;  Assistant Secretary Rose Gottemoeller, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; Kommersant, Russian Newspaper; Moscow, Russia
-12/18/10  Another Chance for Egypt to Commit to Transparency;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington Post
-11/30/10  Let's Get Back to Work with Russia: We Need New START in Force;  Assistant Secretary Rose Gottemoeller, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; Op-Ed featured in The Hill; Washington, DC
-11/16/10  What the New Arms Treaty Would Do;  Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher; Letter to the Editor in The New York Times; Washington, DC
-11/15/10  Why the Senate Should Ratify New START;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; The Washington Post
-11/08/10  Australia and U.S. Face Past, Present and Future Together;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; The Sydney Morning Herald
-11/03/10  An End to Human Trafficking;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed Published by Newspapers Around the World
-10/28/10  The Key to Sustainable Peace: Women;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Norwegian Newspaper Aftenposten and Denmark's Berlingske Tidende; Washington, DC
-10/08/10  Addressing Global Food Production;  Assistant Secretary Jose W. Fernandez, Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs; The Huffington Post
-10/01/10  Canada Is a Vital Partner in the Americas;  Assistant Secretary Arturo Valenzuela, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; This article originally appeared in the October 2010 issue of "FOCALPOINT: Spotlight on the Americas"; Washington, DC
-09/16/10  U.S. Can't Risk Slow START;  Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher; Op-Ed in POLITICO; Washington, DC
-09/16/10  Visit to Auschwitz and Dachau; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal; Maltese Newspaper L-Orizzont, Swedien's Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Bulgaria's Politika Weekly, Greece's Makedonia
-09/07/10  New START: Security Through 21st-Century Verification;  Assistant Secretary Rose Gottemoeller, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation; Article in Arms Control Today; Washington, DC
-06/22/10  A Flourishing Economic Partnership; U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer; Washington, DC
-06/04/10  Partnership Of Democracies;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; Times of India
-06/02/10  Promoting Strategic Dialogue; Washington, DC
-05/30/10  The Balkans Deserve This;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; The Guardian
-05/21/10  U.S.-China Achievements Go Beyond Expo;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Shanghai, China
-05/14/10  New Complexities and Approaches to Global Health Diplomacy;  Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/16/10  Joining Hands for Clean Energy;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed in the Miami Herald and La Opinion; Washington, DC
-04/16/10  Keeping Nukes in Check;  Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs Ambassador Bonnie D. Jenkins; Op-Ed in Mail & Guardian; Washington, DC
-04/07/10  Our Giant Step Towards a World Free from Nuclear Danger;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed in UK's The Guardian, Germany's Berliner Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger and Mitteldeutsche Zeitung , and Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza
-03/26/10  Financial Inclusion: Freedom to Borrow; Senior Advisor Charles Shapiro, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Op-Ed in the Stabroek News, Guyana; The Gleaner, Jamaica; Democrat, St. Kitts & Nevis; Washington, DC
-03/08/10  The World's Women Are Still Left Behind;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Karen Kornbluh; Op-Ed in The Huffington Post; Washington, DC
-02/12/10  One Month Later, Haiti's Humanitarian Crisis Remains; Huffington Post Op-Ed by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; Washington, DC
-12/15/09  The U.S. Is on Board;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; International Herald Tribune
-12/04/09  All Nations Must Play a Part in Afghanistan Mission;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; The Daily Telegraph
-10/13/09  Sharing the Benefits of Economic Growth in the Western Hemisphere;  Charge d'Affairs D. Brent Hardt, Barbados; Caribbean Analysis; Bridgetown, Barbados
-08/21/09  What I Saw in Goma;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; people.com; Washington, DC
-08/09/09  Women Are Drivers of Positive Change;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; City Press, South Africa
-08/03/09  In Afghanistan, a Time to Debate and Decide By U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry; Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; The Washington Post; Washington, DC
-07/27/09  A New Strategic and Economic Dialogue with China;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; The Wall Street Journal
-07/17/09  Encourage Pakistan as it Confronts Extremism;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; The Times of India
-07/04/09  Of Thee I Sing;  Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Anwar Pandith; Washington, DC
-06/17/09  Partnering Against Trafficking;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed; The Washington Post
-06/01/09  New Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Op-Ed originally published in The Miami Herald
-05/08/09  On Fundamental Human Rights, Our Pledge; Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Op-ed published in the Caribbean News; Washington, DC

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