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Joint Hearing: Review of the Nuclear Emergency in Japan and Implications for the U.S. (4/13/11)

Joint Hearing: Review of the Nuclear Emergency in Japan and Implications for the U.S.
U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety April 12, 2011
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2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (4/12/11)

2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
U.S. Department of State April 8, 2011
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2010 Human Rights Report: Japan
U.S. Department of State
April 8, 2011
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Remarks to the Press on the Release of the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
April 8, 2011
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Remarks to the Press on the Release of the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
U.S. Department of State
April 8, 2011
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2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Q&A Maria Otero, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs
U.S. Department of State
April 8, 2011
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HumanRights.gov
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Hearings on Response to the Nuclear Power Plant Incident in Japan and the American Energy Initiative (4/7/11)

The U.S. Government Response to the Nuclear Power Plant Incident in Japan
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
April 6, 2011
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The American Energy Initiative
Subcommittee on Energy and Power, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
April 4, 2011
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The American Energy Initiative
Subcommittee on Energy and Power, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
March 17, 2011
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China and the United States-A Comparison of Green Energy Programs and Policies
CRS Report for Congress, March 30, 2011. R41748
(PDF 1.98 MB, 26p.)


Mines and Mineral Processing Facilities (4/4/11)

Mines and Mineral Processing Facilities in the Vicinity of the March 11, 2011, Earthquake in Northern Honshu, Japan
U.S. Geological Survey, U.S, Department of Interior, 2011. Open-File Report 2011-1069
[View Document] (PDF 470 KB, 7 p.)

Tohoku Earthquake Affects Mineral Supplies
U.S. Geological Survey, U.S, Department of Interior, March 28, 2011
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The Japanese Nuclear Incident: Technical Aspects
CRS Report for Congress, March 29, 2011. R41728
[View Document] (PDF 215 KB, 13 p.)

Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress
CRS Report for Congress, March 24, 2011. RL33436
[View Document] (PDF 536 KB, 23 p.)

Nuclear Power Plant Sites: Maps of Seismic Hazards and Population Centers
CRS Report for Congress, March 29, 2011. R41729
[View Document] (PDF 506 KB, 9p.)


Going Out: An Overview of China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment (4/1/11)

Going Out: An Overview of China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
March 30, 2011
[View Document] (PDF 1.18 MB, 41p.)


Energy and Water Hearing on Nuclear Safety (3/31/11)

Energy and Water Hearing on Nuclear Safety
U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, March 30, 2011
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Japan's 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Economic Effects and Implications for the United States
CRS Report for Congress, March 25, 2011. R41702
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America's Energy Security (3/31/11)

Remarks by the President on America's Energy Security
The White House, March 30, 2011
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Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future
The White House, March 30, 2011
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Fact Sheet: America's Energy Security
The White House, March 30, 2011
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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal
The White House, March 30, 2011
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Hearing on Fukushima Nuclear Crisis (3/30/11)

Update on the Recent Events at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi Reactor Complex Due to the Earthquake and Tsunami That Occurred on March 11, 2011
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
March 29, 2011
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CRS Reports

Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
CRS Report for Congress March 15, 2011. R41694 [View Document] (PDF 241 KB, 6p.)

Japan 2011 Earthquake: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Response
CRS Report for Congress, March 17, 2011. R41690
[View Document] (PDF 198 KB, 8p.)

U.S. Tsunami Programs: A Brief Overview
CRS Report for Congress, March 18, 2011. R41686
[View Document] (PDF 398 KB, 8p.)

Earthquakes: Risk, Detection, Warning, and Research
CRS Report for Congress, March 18, 2011. RL33861
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World Water Day (3/22/11)

Remarks on World Water Day
U.S. Department of State
March 22, 2011
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United States Government and World Bank Combine Assets to End Water Poverty
U.S. Department of State
March 22, 2011
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Fact Sheet: U.S. Water Policy: Water Security Is Human Security
U.S. Department of State
March 18, 2011
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Press Statement: USAID Commemorates 2011 World Water Day
U.S. Agency for International Development
March 22, 2011
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World Water Day 2011
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Evolving Role of China in International Institutions (3/22/11)

The Evolving Role of China in International Institutions
Prepared for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
The Economic Strategy Institute
January 2011
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The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Releases Report: The Evolving Role of China in International Institutions
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
March 17, 2011
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Japan's Earthquake and Tsunamis​​ (3/14/11)

The Earthquake in Japan and Tsunami Preparedness
The White House
March 11, 2011
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Statement to the Media by Ambassador John V. Roos
U.S. Embassy, Tokyo
March 12, 2011
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Japan's Earthquake and Tsunamis
U.S. Department of State
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U.S. Military Gears Up to Help in Wake of 8.9 Earthquake in Japan, Tsunami in Pacific
U.S. Department of Defense
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"Operation Tomodachi"
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Assistance
U.S. Forces Japan
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PACOM Supporting Japan in Time of Crisis
U.S. Pacific Command
March 13, 2011
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The 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day (3/10/11)

The 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day on March 8 2011
U.S. Department of State
March 7, 2011
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Women's Work-More, Earn-Less Plan Hurts
U.S. Department of State
March 7, 2011
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The Launch of the 100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls Through International Exchanges
U.S. Department of State
March 7, 2011
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Women Initiative Lunch
U.S. Department of State
March 7, 2011
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Office of Global Women's Issues
U.S. Department of State
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2011 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report​ (3/4/11)

2011 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
U.S. Department of State
March 2011
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2011 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
U.S. Department of State
March 3, 2011
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50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps​ (3/1/11)

Presidential Proclamation--50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps
The White House
February 28, 2011
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Peace Corps 50th Anniversary
Peace Corps
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Fact Sheet
Peace Corps
[View Document] (PDF 1.23 MB, 2p.)


Remarks at the Launch of Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society​ (2/16/11)

Remarks at the Launch of Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society
U.S. Department of State
February 16, 2011
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Secretary Clinton's Launch of Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society
U.S. Department of State
February 16, 2011
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Clinton Opens “Strategic Dialogue” with Civil Society Groups
Bureau of International Information Program, U.S. Department of State
February 16, 20 11
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Civil Society
U.S. Department of State
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Secretary of State Clinton's Speech on Internet Freedom (2/16/11)

Internet Rights and Wrongs: Choices & Challenges in a Networked World
U.S. Department of State
February 15, 2011
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Fact Sheet
U.S. Department of State
February 15, 2011
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2010 Year in Review: Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Operations (2/10/11)

2010 Year in Review: Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Operations
Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization
U.S. Department of State
February 9, 2011
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Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization Releases 2010 Year in Review
U.S. Department of State
February 9, 2011
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A National Offshore Wind Strategy (2/9/11)

Salazar, Chu Announce Major Offshore Wind Initiatives
U.S. Department of Energy
February 7, 2011
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Overview: National Offshore Wind Strategy
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A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Energy Industry in the United States
U.S. Department of Energy
February 2011
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"American View" Winter 2011 (2/4/11)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
"American View" Winter 2011
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
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Back issues:
Japanese
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English
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The State of the Union Address 2011 (1/26/11)

Remarks of President Barack Obama in State of the Union Address
The White House
January 25, 2011
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Fact Sheet: The State of the Union: President Obama's Plan to Win the Future
The White House
January 25, 2011
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Guest List for the First Lady's Box at the State of the Union Address
The White House
January 24, 2011
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The State of the Union
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Fact Sheets on U.S. and China, and 100,000 Strong Initiative (1/21/11)

Fact Sheets
U.S. & China: Building a Positive, Cooperative, and Comprehensive Relationship
The White House
January 19, 2011
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Fact Sheet: U.S. – China Cooperation on Climate Change, Clean Energy, and the Environment
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Fact Sheet: U.S., China Partner to Counter Nuclear Smuggling
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Fact Sheet: U.S., China Sign Agreement to Establish Center of Excellence on Nuclear Security
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Fact Sheet: U.S. - China Science and Technology Cooperation Highlights: 32 Years of Collaboration
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-China Economic Issues
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-China Commercial Relations
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Remarks by President Obama and President Hu in a Roundtable with American and Chinese Business Leaders
The White House
January 19, 2011
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First Lady Michelle Obama: "When You Study Abroad, You’re Helping to Make America Stronger"
The White House
January 19, 2011
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100,000 Strong Initiative
U.S. Department of State
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Final Report on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (1/14/11)

Deep Water
The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling Report to the President National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
January 2011
[View Document] (PDF 16.76 MB, 381 p.)
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Press Conference: Final Report
National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
January 11, 2011
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Resources
National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
[View Website]

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: The Fate of the Oil
CRS Report for Congress, December 16, 2010, R41531.
[View Document] (PDF 2.33 MB, 20 p.)


Hearing on the Espionage Act and the Legal and Constitutional Issues Raised by WikiLeaks (12/17/10)

Hearing on the Espionage Act and the Legal and Constitutional Issues Raised by WikiLeaks
U.S. House of Representative, Committee on the Judiciary
December 16, 2010
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Classified Information Policy and Executive. Order 13526
CRS Report for Congress. December 10, 2010. R41528
[View Document] (PDF 247 KB, 19 p.)


Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review(12/16/10)

The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review
Leading Through Civilian Power
U.S. Department of State, 2010
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The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR): Leading Through Civilian Power
U.S. Department of State
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Remarks at Town Hall Meeting on the Release of the First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, "Leading Through Civilian Power"
U.S. Department of State
December 15, 2010
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Briefing on Release of the First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR)
U.S. Department of State
December 15, 2010
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2010 Report on International Religious Freedom (11/18/10)

2010 Report on International Religious Freedom
U.S. Department of State
November 17, 2010
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Report on Japan
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Release of the 2010 International Religious Freedom Report
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
November 17, 2010
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Remarks on the Release of the 2010 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom
Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
U.S. Department of State
November 17, 2010
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Religious Freedom a Core Element of U.S. Foreign Policy
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
November 17, 2010
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President Obama's Meeting with Prime Minister Kan (11/15/10)

Remarks by President Obama, Japan's Prime Minister in Yokohama
The White House
November 13, 2010
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Fact Sheet on U.S.-Japan Initiatives
The White House
November 13, 2010
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Fact Sheet on U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Reducing Nuclear Risks
The White House
November 13, 2010
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Press Briefing by President Obama Aboard Air Force One
The White House
November 14, 2010
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President Obama Visits Indonesia and South Korea (11/12/10)

President Obama’s Visit and G20 Summit
November 11-12, 2010
U.S. Embassy Seoul, Korea
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President Obama in Indonesia
U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia
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Press Gaggle by NSC Senior Director for Asian Affairs Jeff Bader and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes aboard Air Force One en route Jakarta, Indonesia
The White House
November 9, 2010
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Fact Sheets: The United States and Indonesia - Building a 21st Century Partnership
The White House
November 9, 2010
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Joint Declaration on the Comprehensive Partnership between the United States of America and the Republic of Indonesia
The White House
November 9, 2010
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Indonesia: Follow-Up To The President’s Cairo Speech
The White House
November 9, 2010
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President Obama Visits Asia (11/9/10)

President Obama Visits India
U.S. Embassy New Delhi, India
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Press Gaggle on the President's Upcoming Trip to India
The White House
October 27, 2010
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Press Gaggle on the President's Upcoming Trip to Asia
The White House
October 28, 2010
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Press Gaggle on the President's Upcoming Trip to Asia
The White House
November 1, 2010
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Joint Press Availability with Japanese Foreign Minister/America's Engagement in the Asia-Pacific (10/29/10)

Joint Press Availability with Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara
U.S. Department of State
October 27, 2010
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America's Engagement in the Asia-Pacific
U.S. Department of State
October 28, 2010
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Secretary Clinton: Travel to Asia, October 27, 2010 to November 8, 2010
U.S. Department of State
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"American View" Fall 2010(10/15/10)

Studying Abroad
"American View" Fall 2010
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
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Back issues:
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eJournal "Refugees Building New Lives in the USA" (10/4/10)

Refugees Building New Lives in the USA
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
eJournal USA, Volume 15, Number 7, July 2010
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[View Document] (PDF 2.23MB, 44p.)

Contents:

- About This Issue
- The United States’ Commitment to Refugees
- Refugee Resettlement in the United States
- Thirty Years of the Refugee Act of 1980
- No Longer Running for His Life: One of Sudan’s “Lost Boys” Helps Recently Arrived Refugees Settle in His New Homeland
- Afghan-American Helps Cuban Family Achieve Homeownership, Economic Security in the United States
- Famous (and Not-So-Famous) Refugees Making a Difference
- “They Just Have good Hearts:” Central Asian Families Recount Their Pennsylvania Welcome
- Iraqi Veterinarian’s Spirit, Persistence Inspire American Volunteer
- Refugee’s 10 Year Odyssey Takes Him from Danger, Despair to New Life As Proud Caregiver
- Helping Refugees Make a Home in the United States
- Bhutanese Refugee, Classmates Learn English and More on Teacher’s Town Tour
- Former Child Refugee Now Helps Advance U.S. Refugee Protection Policy
- Additional Resources


Ambassador Roos on Twitter (10/1/10)

@AmbassadorRoos  
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Press Release
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The Development of University-Based Technology Commercialization (9/22/10)

DOE Awards $5.3 Million to Support the Development of University-Based Technology Commercialization
U.S. Department of Energy
September 15, 2010
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EERE Technology Commercialization Portal
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
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Technology Transfer
U.S. Department of Energy
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Clean and Secure State Energy Actions: 2010 Update (9/9/10)

State Actions Helping Move Nation Toward a Clean Energy Future
National Governors Association
September 8, 2010
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Clean and Secure State Energy Actions: 2010 Update
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
August 2010
[View Document] (PDF 24.4 MB, 190p.)


eJournal "Climate Change Partnerships" (9/8/10)

Climate Change Partnerships
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
eJournal USA, Volume 15, Number 4.
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[View Document] (PDF 1.4MB, 32p.)

Contents: - About This Issue
- Sustained Partnerships Enable Long-Term Climate Solutions
- Case Study: Clean Business Partnership Promotes the Economics of Mitigation
- Case Study: Tourism Partners Share Ideas for Adapting to Climate Change
- Case Study: Eco-Schools Generate Innovative Local Climate Change Solutions
- Matchmaking Clearinghouses Speed Climate Change Innovation
- Case Study: Linking International Experts Solves Local Agriculture Challenges
- Case Study: Getting Energy from the Ocean: Tapping Dispersed Knowledge
- Coordinating Bright Ideas Yields Off-Grid Power in Africa
- Ceres’s Mindy Lubber Explains the Critical Corporate Connection
- Additional Resources


Renewable Energy Trends in Consumption and Electricity 2008 (8/30/10)

Renewable Energy Trends in Consumption and Electricity 2008
U.S. Energy Information Administration
August 2010
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Renewable Energy Annual 2008
U.S. Energy Information Administration
August 2010
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Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity Preliminary Statistics 2009
U.S. Energy Information Administration
August 2010
[View Website] (PDF 140 KB, 14p.)


Reengineering the Influenza Vaccine Production Enterprise (8/25/10)

Report to the President on Reengineering the Influenza Vaccine Production Enterprise to Meet the Challenges of Pandemic Influenza
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
August 2010
[View Document] (PDF 2.54 MB, 87 p.)

Backgrounder
Executive Office of the President
[View Document] (PDF 89.6 KB, 3 p.)

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Releases Plan to Improve Nation's Vaccine Response Against Pandemic Influenza and Other Outbreaks
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
August 19, 2010
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Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act (8/17/10)

Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act: 2010 Report to Congress
U.S. Department of State
June 2010
[View Website] (PDF 1.32 MB, 97p.)

State Department Releases Fifth Annual Water for the Poor Report
U.S. Department of State
August 16, 2010
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Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act 2005
U.S. Department of State
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Green Power Partnership (8/10/10)

EPA Announces Nation’s Top 50 Green Power Organizations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
August 2, 2010
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Green Power Partnership
National Top 50 as of July 6, 2010
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Meeting the Energy Challenges of the Future (8/4/10)

Meeting the Energy Challenges of the Future: A Guide for Policymakers
The National Conference of State Legislatures
July 2010
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eJournal "Defining Internet Freedom" (8/3/10)

Defining Internet Freedom
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State eJournal USA, Volume 15, Number 6, June 2010
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[View Document] (PDF 1.47 MB, 31 p.)

Contents:

- About This Issue
- The Enigma of Internet Freedom
- Promoting Internet Freedom Through the Copyright System
- Who's Right? Debating Internet Censorship
- Freedom on the ‘Net: A Global Assessment
- Phones Boost ‘Net Access for South Africans
- Don’t Blame the Messenger
- Dancing Baby Tests Internet Law
- Google Video Slapped with Privacy Violation in Italy
- Public Librarians Help Define Internet Freedom
- Industry Takes a Stand for Online Freedom
- Breaking Online Barriers
- Estonia Becomes E-stonia
- Additional Resources


Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Clean Energy (7/21/10)

President Obama Expands Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target for Federal Operations
The White House
July 20, 2010
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GreenGov Challenge Final Report (from Information Alert on 2/19/10)
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Secretary Chu Announces Initiatives to Promote Clean Energy at First Clean Energy Ministerial
U.S. Department of Energy
July 20, 2010
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Clean Energy Ministerial
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DOE Announces $30 Million for Energy-Efficient Housing Partnerships
U.S. Department of Energy
July 20, 2010
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The Recovery Act: Transforming America’s Transportation Sector Batteries and Electric Vehicles (7/16/10)

The Recovery Act: Transforming America’s Transportation Sector Batteries and Electric Vehicles
U.S. Department of Energy
July 14, 2010
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Electric Vehicles, Advanced Batteries, and American Jobs: Another Piece of the Puzzle in Holland, Michigan
The White House
July 15, 2010
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States (7/14/10)

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States
The White House
July 2010
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Federal Implementation Plan
The White House
July 2010
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Presidential Memorandum--Implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The White House
July 13, 2010
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White House Announces National HIV/AIDS Strategy
$30 Million of Prevention Fund Dedicated to Implementation of Strategy
The White House
July 13, 2010
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Announcing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The White House
July 13, 2010
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National HIV/AIDS Strategy Briefing
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
July 13, 2010
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Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2007 (7/6/10)

Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2007 - Statistical Tables
U.S. Department of Justice
June 30, 2010
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Press Release
Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2007 - Statistical Tables
U.S. Department of Justice
June 30, 2010
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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: International Offers of Assistance (7/2/10)

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: International Offers of Assistance
Department of State
June 29, 2010
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U.S. Department of State Chart on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response: International Offers of Assistance from Governments and International Bodies
Department of State
June 29, 2010
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A USDA Regional Roadmap to Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022 (6/30/10)

A USDA Regional Roadmap to Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022
U.S. Department of Agriculture
June 23, 2010
[View Document] (PDF 799.26 KB, 21 p.)

New USDA Report Provides Roadmap To Achieve America's Renewable Energy Goals
U.S. Department of Agriculture
June 23, 2010
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Agriculture-Based Biofuels: Overview and Emerging Issues
CRS Report for Congress, June 11, 2010
(PDF 2.26 MB, 30 p.)


National Space Policy of the United States of America (6/29/10)

National Space Policy of the United States of America
The White House
June 28, 2010
[View Document] (PDF 350KB, 14 p.)

Statement by the President on the New National Space Policy
The White House
June 28, 2010
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Fact Sheet: The National Space Policy
The White House
June 28, 2010
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2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement (6/23/10)

2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement
The White House
June 2010
[View Document] (PDF 891 KB, 61 p.)

USTR Ron Kirk Joins Vice President Joe Biden to Announce the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement
The Office of the United States Trade Representative
June 22, 2010
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Releasing the Joint Strategic Plan to Combat Intellectual Property Theft
The White House
June 22, 2010
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Hearing on "The Role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill" (6/18/10)

Hearing on "The Role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill"
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
June 17, 2010
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Remarks by the President to the Nation on the BP Oil Spill
The White house
June 15, 2010
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Trafficking in Persons Report 2010 (6/15/10)

Remarks on the Release of the 10th Annual Trafficking in Persons Report
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Department of State
June 14, 2010
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2010 Trafficking in Persons Report
Luis CdeBaca
Department of State
June 14, 2010
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Fact Sheet
Trafficking in Persons: Ten Years of Partnering to Combat Modern Slavery
Department of State
June 14, 2010
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Trafficking in Persons Report 2010
Department of State
June 2010
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[View Document] (PDF 21.7 MB, 372 p.)


Report on Compliance with the Hague Convention (6/4/10)

Hague Abduction Convention Compliance Report Sent to Congress
Department of State
June 1, 2010
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Report on Compliance with the Hague Convention
on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
Department of State
April 2010
[View Document] (PDF 4.3MB, 70p.)

Reports on Compliance with the Hague Abduction Convention
Department of State
[View Website]


Fifth Climate Action Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (6/3/10)

Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report Released
Department of State
June 1, 2010
[View Website]

Fifth Climate Action Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Department of State
June 2010
[View Website]


National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (5/26/10)

Executive Order-- National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
The White House
May 22, 2010
[View Website]

Weekly Address: President Obama Establishes Bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
The White House
May 22, 2010
[View Website]

Weekly Address: BP Spill Independent Commission
The White House
May 22, 2010
[View Website]


Presidential Memorandum Regarding Fuel Efficiency Standards (5/25/10)

Presidential Memorandum Regarding Fuel Efficiency Standards
The White House, May 21, 2010
[View Website]

Remarks by the President at Signing of Presidential Memorandum on Fuel Efficiency Standards
The White House, May 21, 2010
[View Website]

President Obama Directs Administration to Create First-Ever National Efficiency and Emissions Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks
The White House, May 21, 2010
[View Website]

Regulations and Standards
Transportation and Climate
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
[View Website]

EPA and NHTSA Finalize Historic National Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Improve Fuel Economy for Cars and Trucks
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
[View Website]

Cars, Trucks, and Climate: EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gases from Mobile Source
CRS Report for Congress. May 4, 2010. R40506. 17 p.


National Drug Control Strategy (5/12/10)

National Drug Control Strategy
The President's National Drug Control Strategy
The White House, 2010
[View Website]

President Obama Releases National Strategy to Reduce Drug Use and Its Consequences
The White House
May 11, 2010
[View Website]

2010 National Strategy
Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House
[View Website]


Annual Energy Outlook 2010 (5/12/10)

Annual Energy Outlook 2010
Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
April 2010
[View Website]

EIA Assesses Impact of Economic Growth, Oil Prices, and Future Policies on Projected Energy Trends
Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
May 11, 2010
[View Website]


Hearings on International Whaling (5/7/10)

U.S. Leadership in the International Whaling Commission and H.R. 2455, International Whale Conservation and Protection Act of 2009
U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
May 6, 2010
[View Website]

Testimony of Ambassador David A. Balton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
[View Document]

Testimony of Monica Medina, U.S. Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission and Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
[View Document]

Testimony of Patrick Ramage, Global Whale Program Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare
[View Document]

Testimony of Earl Comstock, Counsel for the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission
[View Document]

Testimony of Justin Cooke, Ph.D., Scientific Consultant, Representative of International Union for the Conservation of Nature to the IWC Scientific Committee [View Document]


Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (5/6/10)

Remarks by the President on Oil Spill
The White House
May 2, 2010
[View Website]

A Massive and Potentially Unprecedented Environmental Disaster
The White House
May 2, 2010
[View Website]

The Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill
The White House
May 5, 2010
[View Website]

Unified Command "Deepwater Horizon Response"
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Response
Deepwater Horizon Response
[View Website]


Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (4/23/10)

United States, Gates Foundation, Partner Nations Announce Proposed Contributions to Global Food Security Trust Fund
U.S. Department of Treasury
April 22, 2010
[View Website]

Treasury Secretary Geithner Remarks at the Announcement on International Commitment to Fight Global Hunger and Poverty
U.S. Department of Treasury
April 22, 2010
[View Website]

Foundation Joins Global Trust Fund to Support Small Farmers
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
April 22, 2010
[View Website]


Measuring the Green Economy (4/23/10)

New Commerce Department Reports Lay Foundation for Measuring Green Economy, Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
April 21, 2010
[View Website]

Measuring the Green Economy
Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
April 2010
[View Document] (PDF 3.34MB, 50p.)

U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Intensities over Time: A Detailed Accounting of Industries, Government and Households
Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
April 2010
[View Document] (PDF 742KB, 42p.)


America's Great Outdoors (4/20/10)

Presidential Memorandum - America's Great Outdoors
The White House
April 16, 2010
[View Website]

Remarks by the President at America's Great Outdoors Conference
The White House
April 16, 2010
[View Website]

Creating a 21st Century Strategy for America's Outdoors
The White House
April 16, 2010
[View Website]

Presidential Proclamation--National Park Week
The White House
April 16, 2010
[View Website]


2010 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report (4/16/10)

2010 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report
Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2008
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
April 15, 2010
[View Website]

[View Website] (PDF 15.9 MB, 463 p.)

Executive Summary
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
[View Website] (PDF 317K, 26 p.)

EPA Finalizes the 2008 National U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
April 15, 2010
[View Website]


Space Exploration in the 21st Century (4/16/10)

Remarks by the President on Space Exploration in the 21st Century
John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida
The White House
April 15, 2010
[View Website]

21st Century Space Exploration: "The Next Chapter That We Can Write Together Here at NASA"
The White House
April 15, 2010
[View Website]

NASA Space Conference
President Obama Visits Kennedy Space Center
[View Website]


Community Ideas for Improving the Response to the Domestic HIV Epidemic (4/13/10)

ONAP Releases Report of Community Recommendations for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
Office of National AIDS Policy, The White House
April 9, 2010
[View Website]

Community Ideas for Improving the Response to the Domestic HIV Epidemic: A Report on a National Dialogue on HIV/AIDS
Office of National AIDS Policy, The White House
April 2010
[View Document] (PDF 14.7MB, 76p.)

National HIV/AIDS Strategy
Office of National AIDS Policy, The White House
[View Website]

Beating AIDS
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
[View Website]


Comprehensive Strategy for Energy Security (4/2/10)

Remarks by The President on Energy Security at Andrews Air Force Base
The White House
March 31, 2010
[View Website]

Obama Administration Announces Comprehensive Strategy for Energy Security
The White House
March 31, 2010
[View Website]

Remarks of the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on the Announcement of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Strategy
U.S. Department of the Interior
March 31, 2010
[View Website]

Press Release
Secretary Salazar Announces Comprehensive Strategy for Offshore Oil and Gas Development and Exploration
New Development in Gulf of Mexico; Exploration in Arctic and Atlantic; Protection for Alaska's Bristol Bay
U.S. Department of the Interior
March 31, 2010
[View Website]

Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Strategy
U.S. Department of the Interior
[View Website]


New START Treaty (3/29/10)

Remarks by the President on the Announcement of New START Treaty
The White House
March 26, 2010
[View Website]

Announcement of the New START Treaty
U.S. Department of State
March 26, 2010
[View Website]

Key Facts about the New START Treaty
The White House
March 26, 2010
[View Website]


eJournal "21st-Century Agriculture"(3/23/10)

21st-Century Agriculture
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
eJournal USA, Volume 15, Number 3, March 2010
[View Website]
[View Document] (PDF 6.4 MB, 41 p.)

Contents:

- About This Issue
- Every Link in the Food Chain
- Food for the World
- Bring Fish From the Waters
- Fresh From Farm to Plate
- U.S. Food Policy Aims for "Transformational Change"
- Life on the Land
- The Borlaug Legacy: A New Paradigm for Agricultural Research
- Feeding the "Hidden Hunger"
- Crops Will Provide 21st-Century Energy
- Bioenergy: Available, Renewable, Sustainable
- International Agricultural Trade: Illustrated
- Agriculture in the Global Marketplace
- Nature + Science = New Crops
- Water Sustains All
- The Legacy of Plant Life
- By the Numbers
- Additional Resources


Remarks at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (3/17/10)

Remarks at the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State, March 12, 2010
[View Website]

Remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State, March 10, 2010
[View Website]

Remarks at the Ninth Annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
March 10, 2010
[View Website]

Vital Voices Global Partnership
[View Website]


2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (3/12/10)

2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
U.S. Department of State
March 11, 2010
[View Website]

2009 Human Rights Report: Japan
U.S. Department of State
March 11, 2010
[View Website]

Remarks to the Press on the Release of the 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practice
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State
March 11, 2010
[View Website]

Democracy and Human Rights – America.gov
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
[View Website]


Hearing on The Google Predicament (3/11/10)

The Google Predicament: Transforming U.S. Cyberspace Policy to Advance Democracy, Security and Trade
U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
March 10, 2010
[View Website]

Chairman Berman’s Opening Remarks Hearing, “The Google Predicament: Transforming U.S. Cyberspace Policy to Advance Democracy, Security and Trade”
[View Website]

Testimony of Nicole Wong, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Google Inc.
[View Document]

Testimony of Rebecca MacKinnon, Visiting Fellow, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
[View Document]

Testimony of Robert Holleyman, President and CEO, Business Software Alliance
[View Document]

Testimony of Larry M. Wortzel, Commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
[View Document]


Earthquake in Chile (3/4/10)

Remarks With Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
March 2, 2010
[View Website]

USAID Responds to Chile Earthquake
U.S. Agency for International Development
[View Website]

Earthquake in Chile
Resources in English and Spanish
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
[View Website]

Secretary Clinton: Travel to Latin America, February 28 - March 5, 2010
U.S. Department of State
[View Website]


Smart Power in Action (3/2/10)

2009 Year In Review: Smart Power in Action
Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization
U.S. Department of State
March 1, 2010
[View Website]

Ambassador John Herbst, Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization on S/CRS 2009 Year in Review
U.S. Department of State
March 1, 2010
[View Website]

Smart Power in Action
Dipnote
U.S. Department of State
March 1, 2010
[View Website]

Publications
Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization
U.S. Department of State
[View Website]

 


International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (3/2/10)

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
March 1, 2010
[View Website]

Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control
Volume II: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes
Briefing on Release of the 2010 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR)
David T. Johnson, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State
March 1, 2010
[View Website]


GreenGov Challenge Final Report (2/19/10)

GreenGov Challenge Final Report: A Bottom-Up Approach to Greening Government
The White House
February 2010
[View Website] (PDF 1.74 MB, 14p.)

The GreenGov Challenge: Turning Ideas into Action
The White House
February 18, 2010
[View Website]

President Obama Sets Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target for Federal Operations
The White House
January 29, 2010
[View Website]

Executive Order 13514
Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance
The White House
October 5, 2009
[View Document]


Investing in Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy (2/17/10)

Remarks by the President on Energy in Lanham, Maryland
The White House
February 16, 2010
[View Website]

Investing in Clean, Safe Nuclear Energy
The White House
February 16, 2010
[View Website]

Obama Administration Announces Loan Guarantees to Construct New Nuclear Power Reactors in Georgia
U.S. Department of Energy
February 16, 2010
[View Document]

Loan Guarantee Program
U.S. Department of Energy
[View Website]


Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal (2/4/10)

Remarks by The President and The Vice President at Meeting with Governors on Energy Policy
The White House
February 3, 2010
[View Website]

Obama Announces Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal
The White House
February 3, 2010
[View Website]

Presidential Memorandum - A Comprehensive Federal Strategy on Carbon Capture and Storage
The White House
February 3, 2010
[View Website]


Press Availability on International Parental Child Abduction (2/3/10)

Press Availability on International Parental Child Abduction
Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
February 2, 2010
[View Website]

Joint Press Statement (International Child Abduction - Eight Nations)
By the Ambassadors of Australia, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States
U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
January 30, 2010
[View Website]

International Parental Child Abduction
Office of Children's Issues
U.S. Department of State
[View Website]

Abduction Resources
U.S. Department of State
[View Website]

"Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction"
American View, Winter 2010
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
[View Website]


The 2010 State of the Union Address (1/28/10)

Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address
The White House
January 27, 2010
[View Website]

The 2010 State of the Union Address - Video
[View Website]

Putting Washington at the Service of the Middle Class
The White House
January 27, 2010
[View Website]

America Must Lead Through Engagement, Obama Says
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
January 27, 2010
[View Website]

State of the Union
U.S. Government Printing Office
[View Website]

State of the Union Messages
The American Presidency Project
University of California, Santa Barbara
[View Website]


Remarks on Internet Freedom by Secretary Clinton (1/22/10)

Remarks on Internet Freedom
Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
January 21, 2010
[View Website]

Internet Freedom – Free Expression in the Digital Age
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
[View Website]


Secretary Clinton: Travel to the Pacific, January 11-19, 2010 (1/13/10)

Remarks with Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada After Their Meeting
U.S. Department of State
January 12, 2010
[View Website]

Remarks on Regional Architecture in Asia: Principles and Priorities
U.S. Department of State
January 12, 2010
[View Website]

Secretary Clinton's Address Caps Year of U.S. Engagement and Leadership in Asia-Pacific
U.S. Department of State
January 12, 2010
[View Website]

Secretary Clinton: Travel to the Pacific, January 11-19, 2010
U.S. Department of State
January 12, 2010
[View Website]


New Clean-Tech Manufacturing Jobs (1/11/10)

Remarks by the President on Jobs and Clean Energy Investments
The White House
January 8, 2010
[View Website]

Fact Sheet: $2.3 Billion in New Clean Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits
The White House
January 8, 2010
[View Website]

183 projects, 43 states, Tens of Thousands of High Quality Clean Energy Jobs
The White House
January 8, 2010
[View Website]

President Obama Awards $2.3 Billion for New Clean-Tech Manufacturing Jobs
The White House
January 8, 2010
[View Website]


Development in the 21st Century (1/11/08)

Remarks on Development in the 21st Century
U.S. Department of State, January 6, 2010
[View Website]

Background Briefing on Plans to Elevate and Strengthen Development as One of the Three Pillars of the Nation's Foreign Policy
U.S. Department of State
January 6, 2010
[View Website]

Development: Strengthening Communities through Partnership
Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
[View Website]

Shah Sworn In As USAID Administrator
U.S. Agency for International Development
January 7, 2010
[View Website]

Rajiv J. Shah, of Washington, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development(USAID)
The Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate
December 1, 2009
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