Assistant Secretary Stewart Travels to Kazakhstan and Switzerland

Assistant Secretary Stewart Travels to Kazakhstan and SwitzerlandAssistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Deterrence, and Stability Mallory Stewart will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan and Geneva, Switzerland, June 22-28. In Astana, Assistant Secretary Stewart will sign the National and Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NNRRC) Secure Line Agreement between the United States Department of State and the Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense.  This agreement […]

The United States-European Union Dialogue on Climate and Security

Summary of the Agreement in Principle to Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime

On June 14, 2024, the European External Action Service hosted the United States in Brussels for a bilateral dialogue on the far-reaching impacts of the climate crisis and environmental degradation on global peace, security, and defense.  Representatives from the U.S. and European Union diplomatic, defense, and development agencies convened to discuss their respective whole-of-government approaches […]

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The United States of America and Romania Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Countering Foreign State Information Manipulation

Assistant Secretary Stewart Travels to Kazakhstan and SwitzerlandToday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Romania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Luminița Odobescu signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation between the United States and Romania on countering foreign state information manipulation. Foreign state information manipulation, which includes disinformation and propaganda, is a transnational security threat that can create or […]

Designating Kaspersky Lab Leadership in Response to Continued Cybersecurity Risks

Designating Kaspersky Lab Leadership in Response to Continued Cybersecurity RisksThe United States is determined to protect and preserve the integrity of our information and communication technology from cyber threats.  Today, the Department of the Treasury is designating 12 executives or senior leaders of AO Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity and anti-virus company. Yesterday, the Department of Commerce issued a final determination that prohibits Kaspersky […]

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Romanian Foreign Minister Luminita Odobescu At the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Romanian Foreign Minister Luminita Odobescu At the Signing of a Memorandum of UnderstandingSECRETARY BLINKEN:  Please be seated.  Good morning, everyone.  It’s a great pleasure to have you all here and especially to have my friend, the foreign minister, here as I think powerful evidence of the strong partnership between the United States and Romania. We’re, of course, Allies in NATO and leaders in an Alliance that is stronger, […]

Victory for Ukraine, or a Grey Zone? War in Ukraine, Analytics. Alexey Arestovych & Lyudmila Nemirya

Victory for Ukraine, or a Grey Zone? War in Ukraine, Analytics. Alexey Arestovych & Lyudmila NemiryaThere is a lot of pro-Putin bias in the Western world. We aim to dispel this “macho” propaganda and reveal true colors of his regime: murder, intimidation, industrialized kleptocracy and well-funded russian fascism propaganda machines. We were born in Russia, we have lost friends to this murderer… we see how he “zombifies” most and intimidates […]

On the Occasion of World Refugee Day 2024

Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Romanian Foreign Minister Luminita Odobescu At the Signing of a Memorandum of UnderstandingOn World Refugee Day, the United States reaffirms our longstanding tradition as a beacon of hope for refugees and persecuted people around the globe. We are committed to standing with the millions of refugees worldwide who have been forced to flee violence and persecution, and we thank the generous host communities, vital humanitarian partners, and […]

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Dermer and National Security Advisor Hanegbi

Summary of the Agreement in Principle to Modernize the Columbia River Treaty RegimeThe following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Israeli National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi and Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer today. The Secretary reiterated the United States’ ironclad commitment to Israel’s security.  He discussed ongoing efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza and secure the release […]