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The U.S. Embassy in Yaounde welcomed students from the International Marketing and Regional Integration programs of the International Relations Institute of Cameroon, or IRIC, to the James Baldwin Information Resource Center, or IRC, to acquaint themselves with the functioning of the center, and to have access to relevant resources for their academic research work.

Audio U.S. - Cameroon Relations

"Boko Haram will be defeated, so that Cameroonians can build a future of peace and prosperity through their own talents and ideas.” More

APTOPIX Britain Anti Corruption Summit

Audio Working Against Corruption

“By crippling basic functions of the state, like security and justice, corruption creates a frustration and vacuum that violent extremists eagerly fill with false promises of a better deal. More

FILE - Hundreds of people wait in line in the town of Koch in South Sudan to receive food aid from the World Food Program.

Audio Urging South Sudan to Facilitate Aid Delivery

“We urge the government to prioritize humanitarian access so that we can reach those who most need our help." More

FILE - The USS Shiloh, a U.S. Navy's Aegis-equipped destroyer, arrives at the port of Yokosuka, home to the Navy's 7th Fleet near Tokyo.

Audio Role of Missile Defense in Asia-Pacific

The United States is committed to defending its allies and has deployed American forces in the Asia-Pacific against regional missile threats. More

(Left to right) Ms. Linda H. Hansen, Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy; Mr. Samuel Downing, Political Officer, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh; Dr. Chan Sodavath, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Mines and Energy; Mr. John Lepingwell.

Audio Partnering With Cambodia on Nuclear Safeguards

The United States is working closely with Cambodia to safeguard the use and disposal of nuclear materials. More

More Security and Defense Editorials

Audio Threats to Civilian Security in Africa

Africa’s ability to make what could be enormous contributions to the global community is facing challenges that still impede Africa’s success and slow its progress.

Audio Renewed Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

The United States and Russia, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group, have renewed their commitment to the implementation of cessation of hostilities in Syria.

Audio Intensified Effort Against ISIL

President Barack Obama approved additional support for Iraqi forces fighting ISIL

Audio Another Chance for South Sudan

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Tuesday, April 26, to be sworn in as vice president in an effort to end the civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.

Audio Protecting Religious Minorities in Iraq

"If Daesh is successful in its genocidal and ethnic cleansing efforts," said Mr. Thames, "religious minorities could disappear from Iraq and the region’s dwindling religious diversity could fade even further."

Audio Aiding Those Affected by Boko Haram

On a recent trip to the Lake Chad Basin, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke out about the growing threat of the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Audio All South Sudan Parties Must Heed Peace Agreement

Eight months ago, the leaders of South Sudan’s two main warring parties, President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, signed a peace agreement to end the conflict that for 20 months had devastated the young nation.

Audio Africa Logistics Forum

Forum supports African Nations to examine and explore continuing logistics challenges in Africa’s security sector.

Audio Kerry at G7 Summit in Japan

At the recent G7 meeting in Japan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and fellow Foreign Ministers discussed the path forward on a long list of global challenges.

Audio Daesh's Days Are Numbered

The United States has joined other members of the Coalition to contribute a total of over $100 million to the United Nation’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization.

Audio Designation of Salah Abdeslam

Occasionally, the designated individual is already in custody. That is the case with 26 year old Salah Abdeslam, who was designated by the U.S. Department of State and named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist on April 5th, two and a half weeks after his arrest in Brussels, Belgium.

Audio Iran's Continued Destabilizing Behavior

The U.S. Navy announced this month that it had seized a ship laden with illegal weapons in the Persian Gulf that were likely bound for Houthi fighters in Yemen. It was the latest in a string of illicit weapons shipments seized in the region by naval forces and assessed by the U.S. to have originated in Iran.

Audio Removing Mines Critical for Normalization

As conflicts end, and as occupation forces are pushed out of territories they once controlled, they leave in their wake, towns and fields contaminated with land-mines and unexploded ordnance.

Audio U.S. Wants Nigeria to Succeed

Nigeria is a diverse country with a large and assertive civil society, a rich culture and huge potential.

Audio Way Forward For North Korea

For three years now, the North Korean regime has pursued parallel development of its economy and its nuclear program, refusing all diplomatic overtures to discuss denuclearization.

Audio Momentum Against ISIL Builds

The last few weeks have not been good for the advancement of ISIL’s goals in Iraq and Syria.

Audio Nuclear Security Cooperation with China

New nuclear security Center of Excellence will address China’s domestic nuclear security training requirements.

Countering Violent Extremism in Bangladesh

"These barbaric acts are not just attacks on the Bangladeshi people, but also their long tradition of open debate, religious tolerance, and moderation.”

Audio U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attack in Lahore

More than 70 people were killed and more than 300 hundred injured in a suicide bombing in a crowded park in Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday.

Audio U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Israel

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the outrageous terrorist attacks in Israel and Jerusalem, which tragically took the life of American Taylor Allen Force and left many others severely injured.