Art in Embassies Launches New Events in Celebration of 60th Anniversary

Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister ChoThe U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) continues to commemorate its 60th anniversary through a series of upcoming events as part of the office’s Democracy Collection programming. Renowned artist and former State Department Medal of Arts awardee Jenny Holzer will illuminate the National Mall with her latest light projection artwork, titled THE PEOPLE. THE […]

Imposing Further Sanctions in Response to Russia’s Illegal War Against Ukraine

Imposing Further Sanctions in Response to Russia’s Illegal War Against UkraineThe Departments of State and the Treasury are imposing further sanctions on over 150 individuals and entities in connection with Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine.  As part of today’s action, the U.S. government is targeting individuals and entities engaged in sanctions evasion and circumvention, those complicit in furthering Russia’s ability to wage its war against […]

Actions Against Senior Rapid Support Forces Commanders in Sudan

Actions Against Senior Rapid Support Forces Commanders in Sudan

Members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur have committed atrocities and other abuses, inducing ethnically motivated killings, targeted abuses against human rights activists and defenders, conflict-related sexual violence, and looting and burning of communities. In response, the Department of State and Department of the Treasury are taking actions against two of its senior commanders. The Department of State is imposing visa restrictions on RSF General and West Darfur Sector Commander, Abdul […]

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Announcing the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine’s Economic Recovery

Actions Against Senior Rapid Support Forces Commanders in SudanPresident Biden today announced the appointment of Penny Pritzker as the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine’s Economic Recovery. In this role, she will work with the Ukrainian government, the G7, the EU, international financial institutions, international partners, and one of our great assets – the American private sector – to help forge Ukraine’s future as a […]

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa

Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister ChoThe below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa Yoko today and offered congratulations on her appointment. They emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Japan Alliance to security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed countering the DPRK’s reckless provocations […]

Secretary Blinken Outlines the Power and Purpose of American Diplomacy in a New Era in Speech at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Deputy Secretary Campbell’s Meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister ChoToday, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken delivered a speech at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) sharing the Biden Administration’s view of the power and purpose of American diplomacy at this historic inflection point — the end of the post-Cold War era and the early days of fierce competition to define […]

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) “The Power and Purpose of American Diplomacy in a New Era”

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) “The Power and Purpose of American Diplomacy in a New Era”SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you.  Good morning, everyone. AUDIENCE:  Good morning. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Dean Steinberg, Jim, thank you for the honor of joining the SAIS community to help inaugurate this truly magnificent new home. Jim has contributed so much over his remarkable career, but his most lasting contribution is the generation of thinkers, the generation of […]