Human Rights – The World

Opening Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at Eighth Ukraine Defense Contact Group / Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin & General Mark Milley Press Conference Following Ukraine Defense Contact Group Meeting, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

  Transcript Good morning, everyone. It’s great to see you all at our eighth meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group. Together, we’re starting a new year with renewed resolve to support the brave defenders of Ukraine. And I know that this meeting will only strengthen our unity and our[Read More…]

by January 23, 2023

A Conversation: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken & The University of Chicago Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod

Filmed: January 20, 2023 China … The Ukraine … Covid. It’s all on the table in a surprisingly fasted paced conversation between the Executive Director of a Thinktank at one of the world’s premier universities (The University of Chicago) and the United States Secretary of State. Transcript MR AXELROD:  Thank you. [Read More…]

by January 21, 2023

The 2023 Human Rights Watch World Report

Editors Note: To scroll through pages, hover mouse or pointer over the lower left hand corner of the front page. Two arrows will appear, as will the page count. Click on either arrow to advance forward or back through the document     From Tirana Hassan: Acting Executive Director-Human Rights[Read More…]

by January 15, 2023

Video/Transcript: Secretary of State Blinken, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, & US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel at Signing of a U.S.-Japan Space Cooperation Framework

  Transcript Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Washington, DC NASA Headquarters MS MCGUINNESS:  Good afternoon, and welcome to NASA Headquarters.  I’m NASA Press Secretary Jackie McGuinness, and we’re honored to be joined today by leaders from the United States and Japan to sign a framework agreement that recognizes our nations’ mutual interest[Read More…]

by January 15, 2023

Video/Transcript: Defense Secretary Austin & Secretary of State Blinken Host US-Japan Security Consultative Committee

  Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken co-host the 2023 U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting. Representing Japan are Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada. TRANSCRIPT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Washington, D.C. Benjamin Franklin Room SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good evening,[Read More…]

by January 14, 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken: More Than $3.75 Billion in U.S. Military Assistance to Ukraine & Countries Impacted by Russia’s Brutal War

  Statement From US Secretary of State Antony Blinken In this first week of 2023, the United States continues to stand strongly behind Ukraine and our European allies and partners by announcing more than $3.75 billion in new military assistance.  This assistance includes a $2.85 billion drawdown from stocks of the Department of Defense to be provided immediately to[Read More…]

by January 6, 2023

United States State Department Briefing: 1/3/23 The Caucasus / The Taliban / Cuba … And More!

Press Conference Transcript Ned Price, State Department Spokesperson held forth, on January 3, on a wide range of videos. Supplementing the video above is a transcript, published by The State Department. 2:03 p.m. EST MR PRICE: Happy Wednesday, everyone. QUESTION: Happy Wednesday. MR PRICE: We have two elements at the top before we[Read More…]

by January 5, 2023

Secretary of State Blinken Update: African Union / Israel / Paul Whelan

  Launch of the AU Monitoring, Verification and Compliance Mission in Ethiopia 12/29/22 We applaud the signing and launch of the African Union’s Monitoring, Verification and Compliance Mission (AU-MVCM) in Mekele, another important step toward securing lasting peace for the people of northern Ethiopia.  The United States stands ready to[Read More…]

by December 30, 2022

Congressman Cicilline Update: A New Israeli Goverment / Delegation to Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean

  Congressman Cicilline Statement onNew Israeli Government   Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism issued the following statement after the new Israeli government was sworn in. “Congratulations to the people of Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu on[Read More…]

by December 29, 2022

Congressman Cicilline Update: War Crimes Jursidiction / POTUS Annual Audits / Anti Trust Enforcement Budget

    From The Desk of Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline (D1): House Sends Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill toBroaden War Crimes Jurisdiction to President’s Desk Today, following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s joint address to Congress Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives voted to update war crimes law to ensure that alleged[Read More…]

by December 23, 2022