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  • Diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)

    Secretary Kerry in Paris

    Secretary Kerry traveled to Paris to attend the opening of an international conference intended to come up with an international strategy against ISIL.

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  • President Obama outlines his strategy for combating the terrorist threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

    Obama Pledges to Degrade, Destroy ISIL

    In a televised address to the American people, President Obama outlines his strategy for countering the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq...

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  • A Russian oil platform, center, is towed to the Arctic seaport of Murmansk, 1,450 kilometers north of Moscow, in 2010. Newly expanded U.S. sanctions target Russian energy producers.

    U.S. Expands Sanctions on Russia

    Actions announced September 12 by U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew target Russia’s largest bank, deepen existing sanctions on Russian financial institutions, expand sanctions in Russia’s...

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  • A woman in a camp for displaced Iraqis who fled militants

    ISIL’s Abuse of Women Must Be Stopped

    This blog post by Catherine Russell appeared on the State Department website on September 12. Russell serves as ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues at the U.S. Department of State.

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  • John Kerry

    Kerry Seeks Coalition Against ISIL

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling on September 9 to the Middle East, where he will discuss the situation in Iraq and the threat posed by Islamic State militants.

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  • The Transatlantic Trends 2014

    Remarks Victoria Nuland Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs German Marshall Fund Washington, DC September 10, 2014 

  • Transtlantic Trends / France

    Transatlantic Trends 2014 shows a French public opinion whose mood varies by subject: aligned with Europe’s south on economic issues, but in agreement with the United States and the rest of Europe on key issues of foreign and security policy. 

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