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July 27, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Birthday Wishes to the U.S. Department of State!

View of the Department of State in Washington, DC. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) If you happen to be passing by 2201 C Street, NW, in Washington, DC, today or stopping in at any of the more than…

View of the Department of State in Washington, DC.

July 19, 2017

Nigeria
The U.S. Justice Department and Kleptocracy in Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari’s 2015 presidential victory owed much to the perception among Nigerians that the preceding Jonathan administration and the governing People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presided over a k…

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October 4, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
The U.S. State Department’s Annual Trafficking in Persons Report and Sub-Saharan Africa

Each year, the U.S. Department of State issues a report on human trafficking world-wide. The report includes a list of the countries of the world sorted into ‘tiers’ according to their compliance wit…

Human-Trafficking-Africa-State-Department-Report

February 5, 2018

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Next Steps for the State Department

Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discusses U.S. counterterrorism initiatives and developments to the UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters.

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February 15, 2019

United States
Who Secures the U.S. Border?

U.S. troops have been sent to the border with Mexico to supplement the work of Border Patrol agents amid debate over the merits of building a wall. Here are the facts.

U.S. troops erect razor wire at the southwest border.

January 17, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, threatening not only public health but economic output and national security.

A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

February 10, 2001

Politics and Government
State Department Reform

Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the military and economic instruments of American power have benefited from renewed attention and resources. However, the forward edge of American nationa…

January 31, 2019

Trade
Huawei, the U.S., and Its Anxious Allies

Trump must not play security card in China trade war.

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February 14, 2019

Russia
How Will the U.S. Respond to Russia-OPEC Cooperation?

Congress is considering a bill that could punish countries for artificially boosting oil prices. What could that mean for warming ties between Russia and Saudi Arabia?

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July 28, 2016

Israel
The New State Department Assault on Israel

This week the State Department engaged in a remarkable assault on Israel. Both in tone and in content, it marks a new hostility--and plenty of sheer ignorance. The comment was entitled "Recent Isr…