On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Antony Blinken to be the next secretary of state.
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The secretary of state has accidentally shed light on the burdensome restrictions that the State Department puts on its overseas employees and their families.
On Thursday, July 30, at 8:45 a.m., the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the State Department's fiscal year 2021 budget request. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here and below:
In our second “Better Know a State Department Bureau” series, Fault Lines welcomes Dr. Chris Ford, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation. How should America respond to Russian non-compliance with arms control treaties? How can the U.S. work with China to control nuclear proliferation?
The United States needs a theory of sanctions, based on honest reflection and study of how economic pressure can and can’t induce the types of behavioral changes that policymakers aim for.
Fault Lines welcomes the Honorable Kirsten Madison, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). What role does the INL Bureau have in combating corruption abroad? What is the current state of the global war on drugs? How has punk music impacted how Assistant Secretary Madison views her job? Assistant Secretary Madison and host Les Munson answer these questions and many more on this week’s episode of Fault Lines!
The firing is almost certainly lawful, but it is unclear whether the president’s chosen replacement can immediately assume the role.
Previously unreported data about 61international agreements raise questions about the use of secrecy in U.S. foreign relations.
In the wake of Qassem Soleimani’s death, the global threat posed by Iran and its proxies to Americans creates a somewhat novel challenge for the Diplomatic Security Service, the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State.
Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before the House Intelligence Committee as a part of the impeachment investigation. Yovanovitch answered questions about her career, her experience in Ukraine and her abrupt dismissal. The hearing saw some of the same grandstanding and distractions as the first public hearing, But we cut out all the unnecessary repetition and theatrics to leave you with just the questions and answers that you need to hear.