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State Department bureau advocates for human rights in countries around world

The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor aims to protect human rights and champion American values around the world. The office is working to address human rights abuses in China, North Korea, Ukraine, Russia and other countries, said Scott Busby, deputy assistant secretary of the bureau and finalist for a Service to […]

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State Department launches new Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy

Pursuing American diplomacy in a more competitive world requires a fresh look at modern problems. As part of his modernization agenda, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the creation of a new Cyberspace and Digital Policy Bureau, led by Jennifer Bachus, senior bureau official and principal deputy assistant secretary. Bachus told Government Matters the bureau […]

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Former ambassador calls for mentorship program for diversity at State Department

The House Appropriations Committee took advice at a hearing Thursday on how to improve diversity and inclusion at the State Department. Harry Thomas, former Ambassador to Zimbabwe who testified at this hearing, suggested a formal mentorship program to support Foreign Service Officers early in their careers. The State Department should provide everyone with the opportunity […]

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Accountability for strengthening diversity at State Department will “take the village,” says former ambassador

New Jersey representative Andy Kim said recently when he worked at the State Department, it banned him from working on Korean issues because of his Korean-American heritage. The House Appropriations Committee looked at diversity and inclusion issues at the State Department Thursday. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former United States Ambassador to Malta and a witness at the […]

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Transferring resources from DoD to State Department would improve security assistance policymaking, says policy analyst

The State Department will keep its hold in place on security assistance money for Ethiopia because of what it calls ethnic cleansing by the Ethiopian government. The Defense Department will send $125 million to Ukraine for security assistance with the possibility of sending $150 million more. Having both agencies doing similar jobs is one reason […]

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Biden administration prioritizes return for middle class in national security approach

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says the new stimulus bill is the cornerstone for the administration’s National Security Strategy. That strategy is starting to take shape already with the release of the administration’s National Security Strategic Guidance recently. Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor at New America, said what’s new about this administration’s strategy is that they […]

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