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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

'State in 60 Seconds' Video -- Sports Diplomacy

The State Department uses a variety of diplomatic strategies to meet our foreign policy goals. Sports diplomacy is one of… 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 6, 2014

U.S. Embassy Kigali Connects Rwandan Girls to STEM

“You represent some of the brightest minds that are aiming at the brightest stars in the sky. Success in the… 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 4, 2014

U.S. Formally Joins the UN Global Education Initiative

Did you know that 57 million primary-aged children worldwide do not have the opportunity to attend school? Additionally, 69 million… more

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