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

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President Barack Obama speaking to participants of White House Summit on Violent Extremism.

Audio No War With Islam

“We are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.” More

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and his American counterpart, John Kerry, met to continue the nuclear talks between the world powers and Iran in Geneva. They had a friendly walk in the streets of Geneva. January 14, 2015.

Audio Decision Time for Iran

Now the negotiations are at the point where the Iranians need to make a decision, said President Obama. More

Corruption leaves less resources to fight extremists such as Boko Haram, who attacked the village of Ngouboua.

Audio The Link Between Corruption and Violent Extremism

Corruption on a large scale often results in and from poor governance, leading to the root conditions that too often breed or give sanctuary to violent extremism. More

A Cameroonian soldier guards at an observation post on a hill in the Mandara Mountain chain in Mabass overlooking Nigeria, northern Cameroon, February 16, 2015. Boko Haram militants kidnapped some 80 people from the village on January 18, according to the

Audio Aiding the Fight Against Boko Haram

We are fully committed to helping the security forces defend their national territories. More

Children walk on the debris of a damaged building at al-Myassar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 16, 2015.

Audio Supporting the Syrian People

The Syrian people deserve justice, the ability to freely choose their government and relief from the Assad regime’s barrel bombs and other horrific abuses. More

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Audio A New Atrocity by ISIL

The United States condemned the “despicable and cowardly murder” of twenty-one Christian Egyptians.

Audio United to Counter Violent Extremism

The rise of violent extremism is a test of international law, and of the global world order that the civilized world has built and defended for the past seventy years.

Audio Support of Jordan Is Key to Mideast Stability

Jordan is a stable, moderate presence in a turbulent part of the world, and remains a critical partner for the United States on a range of issues.

Audio Attacking ISIL's Finances

Terrorist groups need a steady influx of money in order to carry out their deadly agendas.

Audio Rice on National Security Strategy

Strategy is guided by four enduring national interests: security, prosperity, values, and a rules-based international order.

Audio Nuland on Building Transatlantic Resolve

In 2015, the transatlantic community must double down on their commitment to a “Europe whole, free and at peace."

Audio Biden on Ukraine

In the face of Russian actions, the U.S. and its allies remain resolute.

Audio Denuclearization Of North Korea

The United States remains committed to the denuclearization of North Korea.

Audio More Barbarity From ISIL

"It is…as it has been described in some cases, a death cult or an entirely backward-looking fantasy that can't function in the world."

Audio Diplomacy With Iran Must Not Be Derailed

“Between now and this spring, we have a chance to negotiate a comprehensive agreement that prevents a nuclear-armed Iran."

Audio Credible Election is Crucial for Nigeria

The closely contested election for president comes at a critical time.

Audio The New Silk Road Post-2014

The New Silk Road initiative is a reflection of the United States’ enduring commitment to South and Central Asia.

Audio Russel on U.S.-Asia Relations

“America’s prosperity and Asia’s prosperity are inseparable . . . Our shared prosperity and shared security are just as tightly linked.”

Audio Obama's State of the Union

The key to American leadership, said President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech, is to combine military power with strong diplomacy.

Audio Kerry in Pakistan

On a recent visit to Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the importance of U.S.-Pakistan cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

Audio Nigeria's Terror Attacks Take a Terrible Toll

Raids and suicide attacks by Boko Haram terrorists have wreaked havoc in northeast Nigeria and border areas of Cameroon in recent weeks.

Audio Constructive Engagement Necessary for Mideast Peace

The United States continues to call for constructive engagement between Israelis and Palestinians to reduce tensions and work toward peace.

Audio No Tolerance for U.S. Citizens Plotting Violence Abroad

Cherno Njie and Papa Faal, both American citizens of Gambian descent, were charged with conspiring to violate the Neutrality Act.

Audio Additional Sanctions On North Korea

President Barack Obama has authorized the imposition of additional sanctions against the government of North Korea and the Workers' Party of Korea.

Audio U.S. Designates Ibrahim Arbayash and Ajnad Misr Terrorist Group

Group, terrorist will be locked out of international banking system.