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Diplomacy in Action

2014



-08/07/14  Combating the Ebola Threat;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Bisa Williams, Bureau of African Affairs; Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; Washington, DC
-07/30/14  U.S. Policy Towards North Korea;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies; Statement before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/30/14  U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights;  Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; Statement before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/24/14  Modern Day Slavery and What We Buy;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Washington, DC
-07/24/14  U.S.-India Relations Under the Modi Government;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; As-delivered remarks before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-07/17/14  The President's Funding Request for Overseas Contingency Operations;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Testimony Before the House Budget Committee; Washington, DC
-07/16/14  Re-energizing U.S.-India Ties;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/09/14  Russia and Developments in Ukraine;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/08/14  Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and the Pacific;  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
-07/08/14  Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and the Pacific;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/08/14  Renewed Focus on European Energy Security;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoyt Yee, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/25/14  The Future of U.S.-China Relations;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/24/14  Combating Violence and Discrimination Against Women: A Global Call to Action;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell; Washington, DC
-06/24/14  Thailand: A Democracy at Risk;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-06/11/14  The Security, Economic and Human Rights Dimensions of U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric Rubin, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-06/11/14  U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations: The Democracy and Human Rights Dimension;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; As-Prepared Written Testimony to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-06/10/14  State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism: Budget, Programs, and Policies;  Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Tina S. Kaidanow; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; Washington, DC
-05/21/14  Authorization for Use of Military Force After Iraq and Afghanistan;  Principal Deputy Legal Adviser Mary McLeod; Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-05/21/14  Boko Haram: The Growing Threat to Schoolgirls in Nigeria and Beyond;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall; House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-05/21/14  The Escalating International Wildlife Trafficking Crisis: Ecological, Economic, and National Security Issues;  Deputy Assistant Secretary M. Brooke Darby, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittees on African Affairs and East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-05/20/14  The FY 2015 Budget Request for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-05/20/14  The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-05/20/14  The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-05/15/14  #BringBackOurGirls: Addressing the Growing Threat of Boko Haram;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert P. Jackson, Bureau of African Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC
-05/08/14  Assessing Venezuela's Political Crisis: Human Rights Violations and Beyond;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; As-delivered statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/08/14  Russia's Destabilization of Ukraine;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-05/07/14  United States Assistance To Combat Transnational Crime;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC 

[As-prepared statement]


-05/07/14  United States Assistance to Combat Transnational Crime;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-05/06/14  Ukraine -- Countering Russian Intervention and Supporting a Democratic State;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/30/14  A Transformation: Afghanistan Beyond 2014;  Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Jarrett Blanc; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/30/14  A Transformation: Afghanistan Beyond 2014;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Fatema Z. Sumar, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/30/14  Assessing U.S. Foreign Assistance Priorities in South Asia;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-04/29/14  U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Negotiations: Ukraine and Beyond;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Brent Hartley, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-04/10/14  Transatlantic Security Challenges: Central and Eastern Europe;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/09/14  Ukraine: Confronting Internal Challenges and External Threats;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-04/08/14  National Security and Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY 2015 International Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
-04/03/14  Evaluating U.S. Policy on Taiwan on the 35th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/26/14  Syria After Geneva: Next Steps for U.S. Policy;  Assistant Secretary Anne W. Patterson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-03/14/14  The Promise of the Taiwan Relations Act;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Kin Moy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Written Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committe; Washington, DC
-03/13/14  FY2015 Department of State Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/13/14  FY2015 Department of State Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
-03/12/14  FY2015 Department of State Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-03/06/14  Syria Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East and Ukraine Update;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-03/06/14  U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Ukraine;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric Rubin, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/05/14  Testimony Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission);  Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoyt Yee, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/04/14  Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliances;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-02/26/14  International Wildlife Trafficking Threats to Conservation and National Security;  Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives; Washington, DC
-02/26/14  Prospects for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Great Lakes Region;  Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Russell D. Feingold; Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-02/26/14  U.S. Policy Toward Sudan and South Sudan;  Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth; Before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights, and International Organizations; Washington, DC
-02/25/14  Lebanon at the Crossroads; Acting Assistant Secretary Lawrence Silverman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-02/05/14  Al-Qaeda's Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests;  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iran and Iraq Brett McGurk, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-02/05/14  Maritime Disputes in East Asia;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-02/05/14  U.S. Counternarcotics Operations in Afghanistan;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Prepared Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sub-Committee on tbe Middle East and North Africa; Washington, DC
-02/04/14  Iran Policy and Negotiations Update;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Written Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-01/27/14  Testimony Before the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; As-Delivered Statement; Washington, DC 

[As-prepared statement]


-01/15/14  Future U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  Implications of the Crisis in Ukraine;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  South Sudan's Broken Promise?;  Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  The Situation in Ukraine;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Statement Submitted for the Record to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-01/09/14  The Situation in South Sudan;  Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs; U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-01/07/14  The Syrian Refugee Crisis;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Statement Submitted for the Record to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights; Washington, DC

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