Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America
 


  • A landmine.

    To Walk the Earth in Safety

    The United States has been a leading contributor to the international demining efforts, providing more than $2.3 billion in assistance to over 90 countries in order to deal with this.

  • The U.S. has stepped up efforts to combat human trafficking abroad and in the United States.

    Audio U.S. Fights Human Trafficking Abroad and at Home

    The United States is fully engaged in combating what President Obama has called one of the great human rights causes of our time: modern-day slavery.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (R) during the Conference on Afghanistan in London December 4, 2014.

    Audio Kerry on Afghanistan

    Afghanistan’s new leaders, President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, as well as Afghanistan’s many international supporters, are optimistic about the future.


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A verifiable, negotiated resolution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear program is the best way to close off all of Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon, said Secretary of State John Kerry: “If we succeed, the entire world would be a safer place.”
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Video View From Washington: The Possibility of a Safer World

A verifiable, negotiated resolution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear program is the best way to close off all of Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear weapon, said Secretary of State John Kerry: “If we succeed, the entire world would be a safer place.”
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Video Policy Brief: Landmine Report

Once the fighting ends, peace treaties are signed and armies disbanded, too often the world assumes that life in former conflict areas will soon return to normal.
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Video View From Washington: Nuclear Negotiations with Iran Extended

We have the time in the next weeks and months,” Secretary Kerry said, “to try and get this right…and keep open the road to a peaceful resolution.
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Video Punto de Vista: Central American Strategy

“No se trata de lo que podemos hacer por la región, es lo que podemos hacer con ella, lo que podemos hacer juntos”.
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Video Policy Brief: Ukraine Forms Government

In this week/today’s “Policy Brief” segment, we'll take a closer look at U.S. support for Ukraine and concern over Russian aggression there

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Asia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (R) during the Conference on Afghanistan in London December 4, 2014.

Audio Kerry on Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s new leaders, President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, as well as Afghanistan’s many international supporters, are optimistic about the future. More

Europe

The burned out 'Press House' is seen in central Grozny, Russia. (Dec. 4, 2014.)

Audio Human Rights Defenders Must Be Defended

The United States is "extremely concerned by reports of arson at the Grozny offices of the Joint Mobile Group and the threats directed against human rights defenders, including Igor Kalyapin,” said State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki. More

Middle East

Zaman editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanli, surrounded by his colleagues and plainclothes police officers (C), reacts as he leaves the headquarters of Zaman daily newspaper in Istanbul December 14, 2014.

Audio Media Under Fire in Turkey

On December 14th, a crackdown swept 13 cities across Turkey, as police detained at least 27 journalists, police officers, and others, including Ekrem Dumanli, the Editor-in-Chief of Zaman, one of the Turkey’s highest circulating newspapers. More

Rewards For Fugitives
Seher Demir Sen

Seher Demir Sen

Crisis Communications

Audio Dehydration

If fluids aren’t replaced quickly, heat stroke, or even heart problems, can follow. More

Ideals and Institutions

  • Ferguson protest

    Audio Police Power In America

    Authority to enact laws to preserve and protect public safety, health and welfare is granted to the states. Under this grant, police have three primary functions: maintain public order, enforce state and local laws, and render public service. More