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March 31, 2014

MLB Opening Day 2014 Marks Another Year for 'Diamond Diplomacy'

It’s March 31 and the temperature is finally beginning to warm after a long, cold winter. For many Americans, spring… more
February 20, 2014

Protecting the Cultural Heritage of Countries Around the World

The events recounted in the new movie The Monuments Men are unfolding every day around the world. It’s a little… more
February 1, 2014

Syrian Women: Critical Partners for Peace

As negotiations to halt the violence in Syria continue, I am reminded daily of the essential role that Syrian women… more
January 14, 2014

Reaching Out to Syrian Refugees in Iraq

To date, the United States is at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the conflict in Syria, providing more… more
December 26, 2013

Iraqi Soccer Visitors: Leveling the Playing Field to Empower Women

Even after a long flight and jet lag, 11 female, Iraqi athletes and three coaches arrived to the United States… more
December 2, 2013

Mine-Detection Dogs Sniff Out Hidden Hazards in Southern Iraq

Even under ideal conditions, clearing landmines and other unexploded ordnance is dangerous and difficult work -- and the challenging security… more
October 20, 2013

U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for Iraqis

“Two eyes are better than a thousand reports.” This was what Kurdish leaders told us when we met with them… more
September 16, 2013

United Nations Releases Report on the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

This morning UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed members of the Security Council on the report of the United Nations Mission… more

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April 17, 2014

The Way Forward in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, on April 16-17 to participate in bilateral meetings and a multilateral… more

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