Joint Op-Ed by President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron: ‘We Will Not Be Cowed by Barbaric Killers’
In a joint Op-Ed in the Times of London, U.S. President Barack Obama and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the importance of the NATO alliance in confronting evolving challenges in the world today. The text of their Op-Ed appears below. 
 
"When Nato last met in Britain in 1990 the Cold War was ending. As Margaret Thatcher and President Bush, Sr. pledged to continue to stand together, many might have thought that a new era of peace and prosperity would make this great security alliance less relevant. But today Nato is as vital to our future as it has ever been.

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Six Secretaries of State - 5 former, 1 current - break ground at the U.S. Diplomacy Center site today. Learn more about this future museum at diplomacy.state.gov.

Six Secretaries of State - 5 former, 1 current - break ground at the U.S. Diplomacy Center site today. Learn more about this future museum at diplomacy.state.gov.

The U.S. Diplomacy Center will be the first museum dedicated to telling the story of American diplomacy and explaining why diplomacy matters. Join us today at noon for the groundbreaking of the Diplomacy Center - watch the event live at state.gov!

The U.S. Diplomacy Center will be the first museum dedicated to telling the story of American diplomacy and explaining why diplomacy matters. Join us today at noon for the groundbreaking of the Diplomacy Center - watch the event live at state.gov!

Educating yourself about #Ebola is one way to help stop the virus from spreading. 

Watch President Obama’s message on the Ebola virus and visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information.

During his long Foreign Service career, Ambassador Ryan Crocker served as U.S. Ambassador to #Lebanon, #Kuwait, #Syria, #Pakistan, #Iraq, and #Afghanistan.  On December 19, 1998, while serving in Syria, protestors breached the embassy compound walls and damaged portions of his residence. The damage included this commission, which is a document that gives a diplomat the authority of his or her government to act in a certain official capacity. This artifact and others will reside at the new US Diplomacy Center. Join us on Wednesday at noon ET to watch #SecKerry and five former Secretaries of State give remarks at the groundbreaking for the new center, live at state.gov.

During his long Foreign Service career, Ambassador Ryan Crocker served as U.S. Ambassador to #Lebanon, #Kuwait, #Syria, #Pakistan, #Iraq, and #Afghanistan. On December 19, 1998, while serving in Syria, protestors breached the embassy compound walls and damaged portions of his residence. The damage included this commission, which is a document that gives a diplomat the authority of his or her government to act in a certain official capacity. This artifact and others will reside at the new US Diplomacy Center. Join us on Wednesday at noon ET to watch #SecKerry and five former Secretaries of State give remarks at the groundbreaking for the new center, live at state.gov.

exchangealumni:

Happy Friday! We have EXCITING news! Your awesome Impact Ideas projects are in The Huffington Post! Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan’s new blog discusses how alumni are tackling the world’s toughest challenges through AEIF 2.0! 

exchangealumni:

Happy Friday! We have EXCITING news! Your awesome Impact Ideas projects are in The Huffington Post! Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan’s new blog discusses how alumni are tackling the world’s toughest challenges through AEIF 2.0! 

NATO Wales Summit: A Family of Nations Committed to Peace and Freedom

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With only six days remaining until President Obama and other world leaders gather in Wales, final preparations are in full gear for the NATO Summit.  In this two-day event, President Obama and other world leaders will focus on a diverse range of challenges: the Ukraine crisis and the impact of Russia’s actions on transatlantic security; NATO’s evolving mission in Afghanistan; the readiness of Alliance capabilities; and the deepening and broadening of NATO’s partnerships.

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Going back to school? Ever thought about traveling abroad? Check out our Google+ Hangout to learn more!

Study abroad connects American high school students with future leaders around the world, enabling them to collaborate on today’s global challenges such as human rights, community development, workforce development, climate change, and global health. Scholarship opportunities are open to all American high school students who meet program eligibility criteria.

historyatstate:

One of the many ways war impacted daily life for all in Paris, including those within the U.S. diplomatic community, was transportation—or lack of it. The Paris Métro closed at 7:30pm to comply with the 8pm curfew imposed in the first days of August 1914. Taxis, much in demand, became scarce and…