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


Economy and Trade

FILE - Marines board a KC-130J Hercules aircraft at the U.S. Futenma airbase on the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Audio Review of Defense Cooperation with Japan

“These bilateral defense guidelines serve as the policy framework that helps define our roles and our missions and our alliance capabilities.” More

Fighters with the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also called ISIS by some) wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Raqqa province, northern Syria, June 30, 2014.

Audio Sanctions as Tools of U.S. Foreign Policy

Goal, is to “maximize the impact of sanctions while minimizing their costs on innocent civilians and private businesses at home and abroad.” More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he speaks during a press briefing concluding his visit to Neypyitaw to participate 47th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers meeting and 21st ASEAN Regional forum (ASEAN) in Naypyi

Kerry on U.S.-ASEAN Prosperity

The true measure of our success is not whether [our economies] continue to grow, but how they grow. More

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Audio U.S. Welcomes Techwomen 2014 Participants

Seventy-eight women from around the Middle East and Africa arrived in California’s Silicon Valley recently, where they will spend the next month working side-by-side with their American counterparts in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. More

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in the Oval Office  of the White House in Washington.

Audio Obama Welcomes Modi to U.S.

President Barack Obama recently welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House. More


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Audio A New OAS Resolution on Drug Policy

The Organization of American States adopted a resolution underscoring the importance of hemispheric and international cooperation in jointly tackling the world drug problem.
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Audio U.S. Priorities at the 69th General Assembly

Many pressing global issues are being discussed, in what Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Dean Pittman said is a “challenging time for the United States and its partners.”
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Audio Ukraine Signs Pact with European Union

The Ukrainian parliament has voted to ratify its Association Agreement with the European Union.
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Audio Improving Product Safety for U.S., Mexican Consumers

Memorandum of Understanding will help stop health and safety hazards before they become a problem.
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Audio U.S. - Honduras' Fight Against Drug Trafficking

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced this month the designation of the Los Valles drug trafficking organization in Honduras.
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Audio Kerry on the Lower Mekong Initiative

In Secretary Kerry’s travels on the Mekong Delta, he noted the communities are as connected to the river as they have ever been.
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Audio Kerry On ASEAN

“ASEAN is at the center of the [Asia-Pacific] region’s multilateral architecture, and it plays a critical role in promoting both peace, prosperity, and also a regional integration throughout Asia.”
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Audio Strengthening Institutions in the Asia-Pacific

The United States depends on a stable, prosperous Asia for its own economic stability and security.
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Audio U.S., E.U. Again Sanction Russia

The United States is doing everything it can to support the international investigation into the downing of flight MH17 and make sure that justice is done.
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Audio Summit Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Africa

The leaders of some 50 African nations are gathering here in Washington to meet with U.S. government, business and civil society leaders to discuss trade and investment, peace and regional stability, and governing for the next generation.
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Audio Pursuing Energy Security in Ukraine, Europe

Supply diversification is critical to mitigating the impact of such a cut off. That’s why the U.S. supports the building of new liquefied natural gas terminals.
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Audio U.S. Can Play A Key Role Bolstering India

A strong, prosperous India is very much in the interest of the United States.
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Audio Young Leaders Will Shape Africa's Future

Five hundred young men and women from across Africa will gather in Washington next week, part of our nation’s long-term effort to support and invest in Africa’s next generation of educators, entrepreneurs, activists and leaders.
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Audio USAID's Biodiversity Policy

Agency will focus investment in specific crucial geographic areas, while continuing to use the best science available.
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Audio South China Sea a Complex Situation

“Everyone inside and outside the region stands to lose if rules are devalued, dialogue breaks down, misreadings and misinterpretations multiply, and tensions spiral.”
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Audio U.S. - China Economic Alliance

"China and the United States represent the greatest economic alliance trading partnership in the history of humankind, and it is only going to grow."
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Audio Prioritizing Gender Equality

The United States has worked with partners all over the world to increase women’s participation in civil society and in local and national governments.
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Audio U.S. and South Korea Streamline Organic Trade

Organic processed products certified in the United States or South Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country.
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Audio Educating Girls for the Benefit of All

Every year of schooling can increase a girl’s future earning potential by 10 to 20 percent. She will share 90 percent of her earnings with her family and her community.
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Audio The Future Of U.S. - China Relations

“There is still enormous potential for progress in the U.S.-China relationship."
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