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March 21, 2013

Expanding the Training of Female Peacekeepers

In 2011, President Obama signed Executive Order 13595, which created the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security and… more
October 1, 2012

Recognizing the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Fellowship for Humanitarian Demining

I recently arrived in the Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs as the twenty-first Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellow for Humanitarian Demining. The… more
August 14, 2012

Security and Partnership in the Americas: All in a Day's Work

A few weeks back, I had the privilege of attending a remarkable event where I witnessed teams from many nations… more
June 14, 2012

Economic Statecraft: Defense Trade Builds Diplomatic Relationships

Promoting U.S. business abroad and expanding U.S. exports is a top priority of the State Department and the Bureau of… more
June 8, 2012

Surviving the Peace: New Film Highlights Lingering Challenges in Laos

More than thirty-five years after the Vietnam War, Laos continues to struggle with the legacy of unexploded ordnance dropped by… more
April 6, 2012

Counter Piracy: Global Community Gathers to Take Action

Writing for the U.S. Department of State DipNote blog, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Thomas P. Kelly highlights… more
March 26, 2012

Afghanistan: New Air Force Takes Wing

My recent trip to Afghanistan was a great chance to reconnect with many Afghan counterparts from the year I spent… more
March 13, 2012

Iraq: Building Partnership Though Conventional Weapons Destruction

President Obama and Secretary Clinton have reaffirmed our continued commitment to building a strong partnership with a free and democratic… more
March 5, 2012

Liberating Libya from Explosive Remnants of War

While the 2011 Libyan uprising against the Qadhafi regime drew attention to the security challenge posed by at-risk conventional weapons,… more

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October 15, 2008

Piracy Threatens Horn of Africa

About the Author: Dr. Jun Bando is the Maritime Security Coordinator and U.S. Africa Command Liaison for the U.S. Department… more

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