All articles from: January, 2012

Top U.S. Official Highlights U.S.-Africa Partnerships, Trade

William Burns

The United States has a strong commitment to Africa, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns spent a week visiting several countries on the continent to reinforce that message.

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U.S., Japan Make Progress in Trade Harmonization

Japan and the United States have made important progress on a range of trade and regulatory issues as well as on new areas of joint cooperation that will expand trade opportunities for producers and consumers in both countries.

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Secretary Clinton on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Hillary Clinton Portrait

This is a time to reflect on the meaning and lessons of “Never Forget, Never Again.”

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State’s Gottemoeller Interviewed by International Herald Tribune

Interview with Judy Dempsey from the International Herald Tribune and special contributor to the Munich Security Conference

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Fact Sheet on Non-Governmental Organizations in U.S.


The United States firmly believes that a robust civil society is necessary for democracy to thrive.

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Clinton Condemns Escalating Violence in Syria

Clinton condemned the escalating violence while charging the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad of “violent and brutal attacks on its own people.”

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Obama Has Overseen Major Shifts in U.S. Foreign Policy

Ben Rhodes

The United States has ended its involvement in Iraq, focused its efforts on nuclear nonproliferation and security, and emphasized the importance of the Asia-Pacific region to American interests.

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Space Security – An American Perspective

Based on the U.S. National Space Policy and other Presidential guidance, we in the United States associate “space security” with the pursuit of those activities that ensure the sustainability, stability, safety, and free access to outer space in support of the vital interests of all nations.

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Ambassador Kirk Announces U.S. Victory in Challenge to China’s Raw Materials Export Restraints

Today’s report is a tremendous victory for the United States – particularly its manufacturers and workers.

“Today’s report is a tremendous victory for the United States – particularly its manufacturers and workers,” Ambassador Kirk said.

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USTR Listing of Markets Notorious for Piracy, Counterfeiting


More than 30 marketplaces deal in goods and services that infringe on intellectual property rights (IPR) and help sustain global piracy and counterfeiting, according to a list released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

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