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February 14, 2014

NATO Missile Defense on the High Seas

When the U.S. Mission to NATO received word that a specially-equipped destroyer -- the USS Donald Cook -- would be… more
February 14, 2014

Mourning Ambassador Shirley Temple Black

We at Embassy Prague mourn the passing of Shirley Temple Black, U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Ghana, movie star, and… more
February 11, 2014

The State Department From a French Perspective

President Obama invited his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, on a State Visit to celebrate a renewed alliance between the United… more
February 11, 2014

U.S.-Spain Security Partnership Stronger Than Ever

On a windy and cool February afternoon, I joined a small crowd of people, including U.S. Secretary of the Navy… more
February 10, 2014

The Lives of Diplomats: Americans in Paris, 1914

“Lafayette, here we come!” This rallying cry of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) was popularized after their 1917 arrival in… more
February 10, 2014

The United States and Sweden: Partners and Champions for Human Rights

“Values that give rise to dignity, equal opportunity, and justice for every segment of our people are anything but novel… more
February 8, 2014

Ninety Years and Counting: A Short History of the Winter Games

Ninety years ago, a week-long winter sports “prelude” to the 1924 Paris Summer Games was held in Chamonix, France, a… more
February 7, 2014

Gearing Up for the Winter Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

As the well-traveled Olympic flame and outstanding athletes from around the world converged in Sochi for Friday’s opening ceremony of… more
February 5, 2014

Economic Diplomacy in Russia

U.S. businesses are expanding into almost every corner of the globe, seizing investment opportunities wherever they exist. An important part… more
February 1, 2014

Munich Security Conference Spotlights the Transatlantic Renaissance

Renewed commitment, reinvigorated engagement and refreshed cooperation with our European allies: This weekend, the transatlantic renaissance was in full bloom… more
January 30, 2014

Holocaust Remembrance: A Special Screening of 'There Was Once'

The horrors of the Holocaust continue to reverberate some 70 years later. As I reflect on all the lives lost… more
January 27, 2014

Remembering the Past, Safeguarding the Future

“It was so terrible. It was hard for the mind to absorb it.” Those were the words of U.S. Master… more

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