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2009



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December
-12/18/09  Use of Contractors To Train Afghan National Police;  Assistant Secretary David T. Johnson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the Commission on Wartime Contracting; Washington, DC
-12/15/09  The Lisbon Treaty: Implications for Future Relations Between the European Union and the United States;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on Europe of the House Foreign Affairs Committee ; Washington, DC
-12/10/09  Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties;  Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, Political-Military Affairs; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-12/09/09  A Strategic and Economic Review of Aerospace Exports; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert S. Kovac, Political-Military Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-12/09/09  Caribbean Basin Security Initiative;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Julissa Reynoso, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/09/09  Strengthening the Transatlantic Economy: Moving Beyond the Crisis;  Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs Robert D. Hormats; Statement Before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-12/09/09  The New Afghanistan Strategy: The View from the Ground;  Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Jacob J. Lew; Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ; Washington, DC
-12/03/09  Afghanistan: Assessing The Road Ahead ;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-12/03/09  Afghanistan: The Results of the Strategic Review, Part I;  Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Jacob J. Lew; Statement before the House Armed Services Committee; Washington, DC
-12/02/09  Administration's Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the United States Senate Armed Services Committee; Washington, DC
-12/02/09  U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC


November
-11/19/09  The State of Political and Religious Freedom in the Middle East;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Statement before House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; Washington, DC
-11/17/09  Examining U.S. Counterterrorism Priorities, Strategy Across Africa's Sahel Region;  Coordinator Daniel Benjamin, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Testimony Before Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-11/17/09  Opening Remarks for Hearing on Counterterrorism in Africa (Sahel Region) ;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-11/05/09  Ambassador-Designate to the Federated States of Micronesia; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-11/05/09  Nominee - Special Envoy for North Korea Human Rights Issues; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-11/05/09  United States Ambassador-Designate to Australia; Statement Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-11/05/09  United States Ambassador-Designate to New Zealand and Samoa;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-11/04/09  Statement to the House Foreign Affairs Committee ;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern; Washington, DC


October
-10/28/09  A Regional Overview of the Middle East;  Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; Washington, DC
-10/28/09  U.S. Foreign Policy and the OSCE: Shared Core Values;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; Washington, DC
-10/21/09  International Violence Against Women: Stories and Solutions;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight; Washington, DC
-10/21/09  U.S. Policy Toward Burma;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-10/14/09  The Future of APEC; Acting Senior Official for APEC Kurt Tong, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment; Washington, DC
-10/06/09  Minimizing Potential Threats from Iran: Administration Perspectives on Economic Sanctions and Other U.S. Policy Options;  Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg; Opening Statement before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-10/01/09  Violence Against Women: Global Costs and Consequences;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Oral Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC


September
-09/30/09  Opening Remarks for Hearing on Exploring U.S. Policy Options Toward Zimbabwe's Transition;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-09/30/09  U.S. Policy Toward Burma;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-09/29/09  Policy Responses to Developments in the Western Balkans;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Stuart E. Jones, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; Washington, DC
-09/10/09  Iraq: Report From the Field; U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher R. Hill; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-09/10/09  The Current State of our Negotiations on a New International Climate Agreement;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern; Statement to the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming; Washington, DC
-09/10/09  U.S.-China Relations: Maximizing The Effectiveness of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue;  Deputy Assistant Secretary David B. Shear, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, The Pacific and the Global Environment; Washington, DC


August
-08/04/09  Georgia: One Year After the August War;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee for Europe ; Washington, DC


July
-07/30/09  The U.S. Security Relationship with Russia and Its Impact on Transatlantic Security;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the House Armed Services Committee; Washington, DC
-07/30/09  Toward A Comprehensive Strategy For Sudan; Special Envoy Scott Gration, Sudan; Testimony Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/29/09  Confronting New Challenges Facing United Nations Peacekeeping Operations;  Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice; Opening Statement to the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-07/29/09  The Humanitarian Crisis in Pakistan;  Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/29/09  Ushering in Change: A New Era for U.S. Regional Policy in the Pacific;  Director for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Affairs Alcy R. Frelick, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before Asia, Pacific, Global Environment Subcommittee of House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-07/29/09  Written Testimony on Confronting New Challenges Facing United Nations Peacekeeping Operations;  Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice; Written Testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-07/28/09  U.S.-Russian Relations;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the House Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/23/09  President Obama's Nominee To Be United States Ambassador to the People's Republic of China; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/23/09  President Obama's Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/23/09  President Obama's Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Japan; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/23/09  President Obama's Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/23/09  President Obama's Nominee to be the U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/17/09  Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Richard Morningstar; Washington, DC
-07/15/09  Maritime Issues and Sovereignty Disputes in East Asia; Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, DC
-07/08/09  U.S.-UAE Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation;  Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher; Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC


June
-06/25/09  Remarks before the Council on Foreign Relations;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; New York City, NY
-06/23/09  Drug Trafficking in West Africa;  Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/16/09  Strengthening the Transatlantic Alliance: An Overview of the Obama Administration's Policies in Europe;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on Europe of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-06/11/09  North Korea: Back at the Brink?;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Stephen W. Bosworth; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/10/09  President Obama's Nominee to be Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs;  Kurt M. Campbell; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/04/09  U.S.-Vietnam Cooperation on Issues Related to Agent Orange; Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel; Testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment ; Committee on Foreign Affairs, Washington, DC


May
-05/20/09  Developing a Coordinated and Sustainable U.S. Strategy Toward Somalia;  Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Statement Before the Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ; Washington, DC
-05/20/09  FY 2010 Budget for the Department of State;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-05/20/09  Foreign Policy Priorities in the President's FY2010 International Affairs Budget ;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/13/09  Building Capacity to Protect U.S. National Security: The Fiscal Year 2010 International Affairs Budget;  Deputy Secretary of State Management and Resources Jacob J. Lew; Statement Before House Foreign Affairs Committee ; Washington, DC
-05/13/09  Testimony as Nominee for Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs;  Under Secretary Judith A. McHale, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/13/09  Testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittees on African Affairs, and Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women's Issues;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Washington, DC


April
-04/30/09  Opening Remarks on the President's FY 2009 War Supplemental Request ;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/29/09  Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-04/23/09  National Security Through Diplomacy;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Remarks Before House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-04/22/09  New Beginnings: Foreign Policy Priorities in the Obama Administration;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC


March
-03/25/09  Christopher Hill Nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Washington, DC
-03/24/09  Recent Developments in Lebanon; Acting Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/18/09  Guns, Drugs and Violence: The Merida Initiative and the Challenge in Mexico;  Assistant Secretary of State David T. Johnson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/18/09  Mexico and the Merida Initiative; Deputy Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/10/09  The Merida Initiative;  Assistant Secretary David T. Johnson, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, Related Programs of House Committee on Appropriations ; Washington, DC
-03/10/09  The Merida Initiative;  Assistant Secretary Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC


January
-01/13/09  Nomination Hearing To Be Secretary of State;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC

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