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  • Benghazi Consulate Attack Report
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    Benghazi Consulate Attack Report

    Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Deputy…

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  • US Ambassador to Iraq Confirmation
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    U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Confirmation

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for Robert Stephen Beecroft to become U.S. ambassador to Iraq. Among the topics he addressed were embassy security,…

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  • US Ambassador to Afghanistan and Pakistan Nominations
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    U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Pakistan Nominations

    Nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Senators questions primarily addressed how each nominee would address the…

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  • Law of the Sea Treaty
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    Law of the Sea Treaty

    Business leaders testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for under- and over-sea travel and commerce.

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  • Law of the Sea Treaty Former Government Officials
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    Law of the Sea Treaty, Former Government Officials

    Former George W. Bush administration officials testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for maritime travel and commerce. The treaty…

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  • Law of the Sea Treaty Military Leaders
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    Law of the Sea Treaty, Military Leaders

    Military branch leaders testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for maritime travel and commerce. The treaty establishes a system for…

    551 views
  • Ambassador Nominations
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    Ambassador Nominations

    Nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Iraq, and Tajikstan. Much of the hearing focused on working with Iraqi leaders to…

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  • Law of the Sea Treaty
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    Law of the Sea Treaty

    Secretaries Clinton and Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for under- and over-sea…

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  • NATO Summit in Chicago
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    NATO Summit in Chicago

    Witnesses testified on the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago and the future agenda of NATO. Among the topics they addressed were diminishing defense funding for NATO by European countries,…

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  • State Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
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    State Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on her department’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. She answered questions on Russia entering the World Trade Organization, Egypt, Libya,…

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  • US Agency for International Development Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
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    U.S. Agency for International Development Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Rajiv Shah testified on the U.S. Agency for International Development fiscal year 2013 budget request.

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  • Situation in Sudan and South Sudan
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    Situation in Sudan and South Sudan

    Witnesses testified on the independence of and insecurity in Sudan and South Sudan. Committee members discussed U.S. policies toward Sudan and South Sudan, including how the two countries can share oil…

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  • Syrian Political Unrest and Violence
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    Syrian Political Unrest and Violence

    State Department officials testified political unrest and government actions against the civilian population in Syria. They told committee members that the regime of President Assad was…

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  • Ambassador to India Nominee Hearing
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    Ambassador to India Nominee Hearing

    Nancy J. Powell testified about her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to India. If confirmed, she would be the first woman ambassador to India.

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  • Chinas Role in Africa
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    China's Role in Africa

    Witnesses testified on China’s foreign and military aid and political activity in Africa. They talked about the extent to which the U.S. was ceding economic and diplomatic opportunities to China…

    551 views
  • US Policy Toward Iran
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    U.S. Policy Toward Iran

    State and Treasury Department representatives testified on U.S. policy toward Iran. Much of the hearing focused on the Menendez-Kirk Amendment, which bans foreign financial institutions that work…

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  • US Policy in Syria
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    U.S. Policy in Syria

    State and Treasury Department officials testified on U.S. policy toward Syria. At the time of this hearing violence continued in the country despite for calls for President Bashar al-Assad to…

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  • Ambassador to Russia Nominee Hearing
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    Ambassador to Russia Nominee Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a confirmation hearing for the U.S. Ambassador to Russia nominee Michael McFaul. He talked about the status of U.S.-Russia relations, missile…

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  • Undersecretary of State Confirmation Hearing
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    Undersecretary of State Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for Wendy Sherman to be Department of State undersecretary for political affairs. Among the issues she addressed were the Obama…

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  • Ambassadorial Nominations Panel 1
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    Ambassadorial Nominations, Panel 1

    Ambassadors who had been appointed during congressional recess periods testified about their confirmation by the Senate. Among the topics they addressed were political unrest and…

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