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May 16, 2012

NATO: Stronger With Its Partners

You probably know that NATO has 28 Allies who are bound to collective defense. What you might not know is… more
May 12, 2012

Why We Should Open SESAME

SESAME actually stands for 'Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East' and will be the region's first… more
May 9, 2012

Freedom of Expression: A Cornerstone of Democracy

Freedom of expression is a cornerstone to any thriving democracy. This idea came to life while I spent three days… more
May 7, 2012

Partnering With Malta To Support Investment and Development in Libya

Malta has built an important relationship with Libya that cuts across all sectors. I learned the security situation in Libya… more
May 7, 2012

Seeing Fulbright in Action in Amman, Jordan

A few weeks ago, Fulbright Program administrators from across the Middle East and North Africa convened in Jordan with their… more
May 4, 2012

Women Journalists Speak Out for Press Freedom

The woman at the center of this attention was Tawakkol Karman, was a 33 year old Yemeni journalist, known in… more
May 3, 2012

Speaking Out on World Press Freedom Day

Hundred of journalists, bloggers, activists and officials from every corner of the globe have descended on Tunis to honor UNESCO… more
May 1, 2012

President Obama and Secretary Clinton Host Prime Minister Noda of Japan

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan in Washington, D.C.… more
April 27, 2012

Celebrating International Jazz Day

The inaugural International Jazz Day, proposed by the United States and organized in cooperation with UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock,… more
April 23, 2012

Virtual Youth Exchanges: Three Days of 'Teen Power'

It's not every day that the State Department gets to go back to school. Last week, we partnered with Chicago… more
April 21, 2012

Young People and the UN Security Council

We are about two thirds of the way through the United States' April Presidency of the UN Security Council .… more

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Policy Podcast: Making a Passport

Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy and State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack discuss the production process for creating a… more

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