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Six Things To Know About U.S.-Somalia Relations

1.     Landmines and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) are scattered throughout Somalia as a result of years of civil war and internal conflicts.

President Obama on the Latest Events in Iraq

Today, President Barack Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq.

UN Security Council Travels to South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power visited South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya last week, as part of a United Nations Security Council trip.

Five Things You Need To Know About South Sudan

1.     South Sudan celebrated its third year of independence on July 9, 2014.

An Update on the Situation in Iraq

Today, President Barack Obama provided an update on the situation in Iraq.  The President said,  "...We continue to make progress in carrying out our targeted military operations in Iraq.

Traversing America’s New Frontiers While Building International Bridges

It’s a seemingly unusual recipe for innovation: take a few hollowed out vintage train cars, add 20 young American entrepreneurs with concrete ideas for positively impacting their local communities, sprinkle in five dynamic Fulbrighters -- foreign stude

Shared Past and Common Future: Secretary Kerry’s Visit to Solomon Islands

The American Guadalcanal Memorial is sacred ground to Americans.  It stands in silent homage to the U.S. Marines who stood, fought, and died at the Battle of Guadalcanal, a World War II battle which many believe was pivotal in the Allied victory in the Pacific theater.

Protecting Our Ocean

Secretary Kerry has a profound interest in protecting the ocean and has made this a focus for American diplomacy.  This June, he hosted the Our Ocean conference in Washington, where hundreds of participants from almost 90 countr

USUN Hosts Discussion on Digital Media

Twitter has been around for nearly a decade, but I still do a double-take when I see U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power tweeting a response to a Buzzfeed reporter or commenting on a fellow Security Council member’s social media post.

Alliance With U.S. a Boon for Asia

The rise of Asia -- the world’s fastest growing economic zone, with a burgeoning middle class -- is changing the world.  Growing people-to-people links and technological advances are expanding the region’s influence. 

International Youth Day 2014: Mental Health Matters

My grandmother is an inspirational woman, who spent over 35 years of her life working with college-aged students on their mental health challenges.

U.S.-U.K. Relationship: 'Not Only Special, But Essential'

The old joke in Anglo-American circles is that the United States and the United Kingdom are two nations separated by a common language.  But that’s not exactly true, as NATO leaders will learn when we convene for the 26th NATO summit next month in Wales.

Latest Developments in Iraq

Today, President Barack Obama provided an update on recent developments in Iraq.

Volleyball Diplomacy Strengthens U.S.-Iranian Relations

Jesse Owens, the renowned American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist, once said, “Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”  In that spirit of friendship, Team USA Volleyball with support from the U....

Supporting Young Southeast Asian Leaders

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrated its 47th anniversary on August 8th.  It was created to promote greater cooperation and improve the lives of the people of its member countries, now 10 strong -- a region of 620 million.

President Obama Addresses the Situation in Iraq

This morning, President Barack Obama delivered a statement on the situation in Iraq.  The President said: "Over the past two days, American pilots and crews have served with courage and skill in the skies over Iraq.

The United States and ASEAN: Partners for the Future

More than 620 million people of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations mark the 47th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN this week.  ASEAN was formed in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand and expanded over the decades to include B

Ambassador Power Warns of Russian Pretexts for Invasion of Ukraine at the Security Council

Today, Ambassador Samantha Power spoke at the UN Security Council about the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, which includes over 100,000 internally displaced people, and the United States’ efforts to help.  

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