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2011



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December
-12/15/11  Improving Governance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, African Affairs Subcommittee; Washington, DC
-12/15/11  The U.S.-Caribbean Shared Security Partnership: Responding to the Growth of Trafficking Narcotics in the Caribbean;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-12/14/11  The State of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia: U.S. Policy Options;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-12/14/11  U.S. Policy on Supporting Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Statement Before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-12/08/11  Water and Power Hearing on Domestic and Global Water Supply Issues; Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power Hearing on Domestic and Global Water Supply Issues; Washington, DC
-12/02/11  Combating Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Region: Taking Stock of the Situation Today; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal; Statement before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-12/02/11  Combating Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Region: Taking Stock of the Situation Today; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal; Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-12/02/11  Combating Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Region: Taking Stock of the Situation Today; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal; Testimony before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-12/01/11  U.S. Policy on Iran;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC


November
-11/30/11  Compact of Free Association with the Republic of Palau: Assessing the 15-year Review;  Deputy Assistant Secretary James Loi, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-11/30/11  Preserving Progress in Iraq, Part III: Iraq's Police Development Program;  Deputy Assistant Secretary M. Brooke Darby, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-11/15/11  From Arab Spring to Coptic Winter: Sectarian Violence and the Struggle for Democratic Transition in Egypt;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Helsinki Commission Hearing ; Washington, DC
-11/09/11  U.S Policy on Syria;  Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-11/08/11  President Obama's Nominee To Be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs;  Roberta S. Jacobson; Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-11/02/11  Beyond the Reign of Zimbabwe's Mugabe: A Chance for Democracy or Prelude to Conflict;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights; Washington, DC
-11/02/11  The State Department's Role in NATO Deterrence and Defense Posture Review (DDPR) and Future Arms Control;  Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher; House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee Hearing on "The Current Status and Future Direction for U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy and Posture"; Washington, DC
-11/02/11  Women and the Arab Spring;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Washington, DC
-11/02/11  Women and the Arab Spring; Deputy Assistant Secretary Tamara C. Wittes, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC


October
-10/27/11  Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-10/27/11  The Trafficking in Persons Report 2011: Truth, Trends, and Tier Rankings;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-10/27/11  Trafficking in Persons in East Asia and the Pacific;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Joseph Yun, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights; Washington, DC
-10/26/11  Protecting the Persecuted: The Successes and Challenges of Safeguarding Refugees; Acting Assistant Secretary David M. Robinson, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission U.S. House or Representatives; Washington, DC
-10/25/11  Implementation of The Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-10/19/11  U.S.-Andean Security Cooperation;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control; Washington, DC
-10/13/11  Addressing Potential Threats from Iran: Administration Perspectives on Implementing New Economic Sanctions One Year Later;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman; Statement Before the Senate Banking Committee Hearing; Washington, DC
-10/13/11  Emerging Threats and Security in the Western Hemisphere: Next Steps for U.S. Policy (as delivered);  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-10/13/11  Emerging Threats and Security in the Western Hemisphere: Next Steps for U.S. Policy (as prepared);  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-10/12/11  Nomination As Ambassador to the Russian Federation; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-10/04/11  A Comprehensive Assessment Toward U.S. Policy in Sudan;  Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman; Before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Hearing; Washington, DC
-10/04/11  Is Merida Antiquated? Part Two: Updating U.S. Policy to Counter Threats of Insurgency and Narco-Terrorism (as delivered);  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management; Washington, DC
-10/04/11  Merida Part II: Insurgency and Terrorism in Mexico (as prepared);  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management; Washington, DC
-10/04/11  Why Taiwan Matters, Part II;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC


September
-09/14/11  The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act: Renewing the Commitment to Victims of Human Trafficking;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary; Washington, DC
-09/08/11  Afghanistan: Right Sizing the Development Footprint; Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman; Before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance; Washington, DC
-08/03/11  Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa; Before the Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC
-08/03/11  Responding to Drought and Famine in the Horn of Africa; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC


July
-07/28/11  International Parental Child Abduction;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights; Washington, DC
-07/28/11  U.S. Foreign Policy and the OSCE: From Astana to Vilnius;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; Washington, DC
-07/27/11  Axis of Abuse: U.S. Human Rights Policy Toward Iran and Syria - Part 1;  Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; Washington, DC
-07/27/11  Fulfilling Our Treaty Obligations and Protecting Americans Abroad;  Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; Statement Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary; Washington, DC
-07/27/11  U.S. Human Rights Policy toward Iran and Syria;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; Washington, DC
-07/26/11  AFRICOM: Promoting Partnership for Global Security in Africa; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights; Washington, DC
-07/26/11  USAID and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM); Before the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights; Washington, DC
-07/21/11  Nominee for United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea;  Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks Sung Kim; Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/19/11  U.S. Policy in Yemen;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Janet Sanderson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/19/11  U.S. Policy in Yemen;  Coordinator Daniel Benjamin, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-07/15/11  Promises We Keep Online: Internet Freedom in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Region; Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Statement Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) ; Washington, DC
-07/15/11  Two New Sudans: A Roadmap Forward;  Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman; U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing; Washington, DC
-07/12/11  Human Rights in Syria;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Statement before Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the House of Representatives; Washington, DC
-07/07/11  Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Hearing on Somalia - Assessing the Consequences of the Failed State of Somalia;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Reuben Brigety, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Heath, and Human Rights; Washington, DC
-06/28/11  Libya and War Powers;  Legal Advisor U.S. Department of State Harold Hongju Koh; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/23/11  The Way Forward in Afghanistan;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/16/11  Compact of Free Association with the Republic of Palau: Assessing the 15-year Review;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Frankie A. Reed, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement before Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; Washington, DC
-06/16/11  Toward Two Sudans;  Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman; Before the House Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health; Washington, DC
-06/15/11  Confronting Global Piracy;  Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-06/13/11  Best Practices and Next Steps: A New Decade in the Fight Against Human Trafficking;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and HumanTestimony of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/02/11  Block Burmese JADE Act and Recent Policy Developments;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Joseph Yun, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/02/11  Implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act; Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/02/11  Religious Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights in Asia: Status of Implementation of the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002; Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-06/01/11  Preserving Progress: Transitioning Authority and Implementing the Strategic Framework in Iraq; Ambassador Iraq Transition Coordinator Patricia Haslach; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; Washington, DC


May
-05/24/11  Nominee for Deputy Secretary of State;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/23/11  Labor Trafficking in Troubled Economic Times: Protecting American Jobs and Migrant Human Rights;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-05/18/11  Administration Priorities for Europe in the 112th Congress;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/12/11  Assessing the Situation in Libya;  Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg; Written Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/12/11  Export Control Reform;  Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher; Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-05/11/11  Human Rights and Democratic Reform in Iran;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-05/11/11  Testimony Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (As Prepared);  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, United States
-05/05/11  Counterterrorism Cooperation With Europe and Eurasia;  Coordinator Daniel Benjamin, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia; Washington, DC
-05/05/11  Shifting Sands: Political Transitions in the Middle East, Part 2;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee; Washington, DC


April
-04/14/11  FY2012 Budget Request for U.S. Policies on Africa;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/14/11  The State Department's Counterterrorism Office: Budget, Reorganization, Policies;  Coordinator Daniel Benjamin, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-04/13/11  Priorities for U.S. Assistance in the Western Hemisphere;  Assistant Secretary Arturo Valenzuela, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Testimony Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC 

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-04/13/11  U.S. Policy Toward the People's Republic of China (P.R.C.); Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement before the U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission; Washington, DC
-04/07/11  Combating Human Trafficking in Asia;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/06/11  Ambassador-Designate, U.S. Senior Official For APEC;  Senior Official Kurt Tong, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-04/06/11  Is America's Overseas Broadcasting Undermining our National Interest and the Fight Against Tyrannical Regimes?; Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Park Stout, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; Washington, DC
-04/06/11  Nominee for United States Ambassador to Vietnam;  Deputy Assistant Secretary David B. Shear, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/05/11  Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC


March
-03/31/11  A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizen Security in the Americas;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-03/31/11  Asia Overview: Protecting American Interests in China and Asia;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-03/31/11  Assessing the Situation in Libya;  Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-03/31/11  Libya: Defining U.S. National Security Interests;  Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg; Statement before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/17/11  American Strategy in a New Middle East;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns; Statement before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-03/15/11  Assuring the Freedom of Americans on the High Seas: The United States Response to Piracy; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kurt Amend, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statement Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation; Washington, DC
-03/10/11  FY 2012 Budget Request;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Statement before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs ; Washington, DC
-03/10/11  Information Sharing in the Era of WikiLeaks: Balancing Security and Collaboration;  Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; Washington, DC
-03/10/11  Overview of U.S. Relations with Europe and Eurasia;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia; Washington, DC
-03/10/11  Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/02/11  FY2012 State Department Budget;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Committee on State and Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
-03/02/11  FY2012 State and USAID Budget Request;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-03/01/11  FY2012 State and USAID Budget Request;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC


February
-02/17/11  U.S. Policy Toward Latin America;  Assistant Secretary Arturo Valenzuela, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Testimony Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-02/15/11  Does the U.S. Have a Policy Toward Latin America? Assessing the Impact to U.S. Interests and Allies;  Assistant Secretary Arturo Valenzuela, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Testimony Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-02/10/11  Recent Developments in Egypt and Lebanon: Implications for Broader U.S Policy in the Middle East;  Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC


January
-01/27/11  Crackdown in Belarus: Responding to the Lukashenka Regime;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC

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