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04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

27 Feb 2014 description
Secretary's Preface

Introduction

22 May 2013 description

Testimony, Donald Y. Yamamoto
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs
Opening Statement
Washington, DC
May 21, 2013

[Before the House Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights; International Organizations; Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; Middle East and North Africa]

24 May 2012 description
Introduction to the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 24, 2012

22 May 2012 description

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 21, 2012

The G-8 launched the Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition in 2011 to support the democratic transitions in the Middle East and North Africa. The Partnership offers a unique mechanism for marshaling international support from the G-8, regional partners, International Financial Institutions (IFI), and International Organizations (IO) to provide political and economic support for reforms underway in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Jordan.

29 Feb 2012 description

Testimony

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary of State

Statement Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Washington, DC

February 29, 2012

May I change out my chair for that chair right there? Thank you. I very much appreciate that. That’s much better.

13 Feb 2012 description

Fact Sheet

Washington, DC

February 13, 2012

The President’s FY 2013 Budget for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthens U.S. national security, advances America’s economic interests, and elevates America’s global leadership through diplomacy and development. It supports U.S. businesses, protects Americans at home and abroad, and stops the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It supports our allies and partners, prevents conflict, promotes democracy, and reflects our core values.

09 Feb 2012 description

Media Note

Washington, DC

February 9, 2012

Officials from the United States and more than twenty countries will convene in Tunis, Tunisia on February 9-10 for the inaugural meeting of the Community of Democracies Tunisia Task Force. The United States will be providing $5 million to support priorities emerging from the work of the Task Force and the broader Tunisian transition to democracy.

19 Dec 2011 description

Remarks
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Pier
New York, NY

December 16, 2011

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Oh, my goodness. Well, if it ever were a secret. (Laughter.)

Thank you, Marc, and thanks to all of you for being part of this evening to support such an extraordinary, important organization that is relied upon certainly across the world, and that includes the State Department.

09 Jun 2011 description

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC June 9, 2011

The United States is deeply concerned about the welfare of the hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced and caught up in the Libya conflict. We continue to call upon Libyan authorities to provide humanitarian actors with full access to those in need and to ensure the rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian assistance. We applaud the hospitality extended by neighboring states to those who have had to flee the country.

20 May 2011 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

20 May 2011 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC

With our 200-year long relationship with Tunisia as a solid foundation, the United States is committed to working with the people and government of Tunisia to lay the groundwork for lasting democratic reform and sustainable economic development.

The United States recognizes that the Tunisian transition will be rooted in Tunisia’s history, traditions, and hopes. We are contributing financially to help the people and interim government of Tunisia meet key benchmarks on their transition trajectory.

08 Apr 2011 description

Tunisia is a constitutional republic with a population of approximately 10 million, which during the year was dominated by a single political party, the Democratic Constitutional Rally (RCD). As of December 31, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the country's president since 1987, was still in office. In October 2009 President Ben Ali ran for reelection against three opposition candidates and was declared the winner with 89.6 percent of the popular vote to serve a fifth five-year term. In concurrent elections for the Chamber of Deputies, the RCD won 161 of 214 seats.

14 Mar 2011 description

Special Briefing

Eric P. Schwartz

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration

USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg

Washington, DC

March 14, 2011

MR. TONER: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to the State Department. It's our good fortune today to have with Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, Eric Schwartz and the U.S. Agency for International Development, Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance Nancy Lindborg.

10 Mar 2011 description

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesman

Washington, DC

March 10, 2011

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