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Afghanistan's Approval of the Bilateral Security Agreement and the NATO Status of Forces Agreement

On Thursday, the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) and the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) were both approved by an overwhelming majority vote in the Afghan Parliament.  On November 29, in a statement, the White House Press Secretary said:

In Indonesia, 'We Are Thankful for...'

When I joined the Foreign Service, I never imagined my first overseas Thanksgiving would involve four days of community activities, releasing sea turtle hatchlings into the sea, and celebrating the holiday with nine turkeys (one of whom was pardoned) in East Java.  

Giving Thanks for Global Partnership and Progress

With the season on gratitude upon us here in the United States, I wanted to take a moment to thank Feed the Future’s vast network of partners, at home and abroad, who are helping achieve our shared vision of a world without hunger, poverty and undernutrition.

Being a Woman Should Not Have To Be a Courageous Act

This week we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

20th Anniversary of State.gov

It seems like just yesterday that the Bureau of Public Affairs (PA) developed the internet precursor to the state.gov website with a text-only “gopher” site through the Federal Depository Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

One Year Later: The Road to Resilience After Typhoon Haiyan

This week a year ago, I was in the Philippines, flying with the USAID Disaster Assistance Response Team in a C-130 to Tacloban in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda).

The Monrovia Medical Unit is Aiding Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against Ebola

The United States has been engaged in fighting the Ebola outbreak since the first cases were reported in March and on November 5, as part  of our whole-of-government response to the Ebola crisis, we opened the Monrovia Medical Unit, which will provide care to any healthcare workers who beco

The Fulbright Program Combats Climate Change

During International Education Week, we recognize the international academic research and collaboration that are key to addressing 21st century challenges such as climate change, pandemic disease, renewable and s

Entrepreneurship as a Vehicle for Youth Empowerment

As I paused for a moment at Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, Morocco, and looked around the classroom filled with dynamic young global entrepreneurs sharing their innovative ideas for tackling challenges, creating economic opportunities, and re-imagining the world through an entrepreneurial le

World Fisheries Day: It's Not Just About Fish

This week, the world celebrates a natural resource that provides food for billions and employment opportunities for over 50 million people worldwide -- fisheries.

Foreign Policy Classroom: Engaging Students in a Real World Setting

The State Department’s Office of Public Engagement (OPE) launched Foreign Policy Classroom, a student outreach program that engages youth on key foreign policy priorities, in January 2012.

Marking a Milestone: 10 Years of Reducing Poverty

Members of Congress, the Administration, the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the diplomatic community gathered last night to mark the Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC) first 10 years of driving cha

Partnering With Digital India

On my trip through Asia during the past two weeks, I was delighted to attend the 20th India-U.S.

Recapturing Growth in Ebola-Stricken West Africa

Unlike a civil war or natural disaster, an epidemic does not destroy property. But it sharply increases the cost of doing business, with powerful effects on employment and investment.

U.S. Plus Poland Equals Innovation

A lot has been said about the importance of innovation, and the role it plays in helping businesses, from the one-person startup to multinational corporations. The U.S.

Teaching for Global Citizenship Through Entrepreneurship Education

This year, as International Education Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week overlap, I find myself reflecting on the links between the two.  In particular, two of my former co

November is a Month of Action for Nutrition

Today, the governments of the world are gathering in Rome twenty-two years after the first International Conference on Nutrition.  While over the past two decades, the number of chronically undernourished people has been reduced by more than 200 million, there are still nearly 800 million people

Expanding Educational Pathways in the Americas Through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative

My study abroad in Argentina in 1985 was a formative experience in my life.  Studying among the bustling cafes and lively museums where trials of military officers proceeded in a Buenos Aires emerging from a dark period of military rule ignited a lifelong passion for history and politics, and led

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