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Security and Defense

Pakistani police officers and a volunteer rush an injured person to a hospital after a bombing in Lahore, Pakistan, Feb. 17, 2015.

Audio Condemnation of Attacks Against Christians in Pakistan

The United States joined nations and leaders around the world in condemning the attack on two Christian churches in Lahore, Pakistan by suicide bombers. More

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside an Ukrainian military base in the village of Perevalnoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 9, 2014. Shots were fired in Crimea to warn off an unarmed international team of monitors and at

Audio One Year Since Russia Occupied Crimea

From beginning to end, Russia’s conduct in this process has been contrary to various treaties and international instruments. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, holds a meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Audio Obama on Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has become the cornerstone of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, reinforcing international peace and security. More

President Barack Obama delivers a Nowruz greeting to the people of Iran, March 19, 2015.

Audio Nowruz 2015

​The ancient spring festival of Nowruz is currently being celebrated by millions around the world, including Iranians, Kurds, Afghans, Azeris, Americans, and the peoples of Central Asia. More

FILE - A police officer looks on at a voting station during the Lesotho national election in Magkhoakhoeng village outside the capital Maseru , Feb. 28, 2015.

Audio Lesotho's Peaceful Election a Step Forward

The recent snap parliamentary election has produced a seven-party coalition government in Lesotho. More

More Security and Defense Editorials

Audio Condemning Syria's Use of Chlorine as a Weapon

Chlorine gas was "systematically and repeatedly" used as a weapon in Syria.

Audio Hunting a Cyber Criminal

The enormous technological advances of the past 15 years have brought enormous benefits to society, from improving communications to enabling medical research and technology.

Audio No War With Islam

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

Audio Decision Time for Iran

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

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.

Audio Aiding the Fight Against Boko Haram

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

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.

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.”