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A U.S. flag sits in the foreground, as two giant towers of light illuminate the lower Manhattan skyline as a visual memorial to those who lost their lives on 9/11.

Honoring the Victims of September 11, 2001

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Today, I had the privilege to join my colleagues to honor the victims of the events of September 11, 2001, the worst terrorist attack to befall this nation. We suffered a profound loss of lives that day, in… more

This Week at State: September 7, 2018

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives in one blog post… more
A U.S. instructor in a bomb suit inspects a suspected bomb, during a training drill on how to respond to a bomb threat and how to detonate the device at the Jordan International Police Training Center in Amman.

Protecting Public Spaces and Soft Targets

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Concerns about protecting public places are not new, but the call by ISIS, al-Qa’ida, and other terrorist groups to attack soft targets heightens the risks to new levels. The international community can… more
A photo from above an auditorium, two men in suits and two women in traditional Indian attire sit at a table. Behind them are U.S. and India flags.

U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

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On September 6, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis traveled to New Dehli, India for the inaugural U.S.-India “2+2” Dialogue. Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Mattis met… more

Peace-Building in Nigeria

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I recently spoke at the Plateau State Peace-Building Summit, an event that brought together traditional chiefs, religious leaders, and government officials from across Nigeria to seek opportunities to work for… more

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