- 04 May 2015 U.S. Aircraft Land in Nepal to Assist Earthquake Recovery U.S. military aircraft landed in Kathmandu, Nepal, yesterday to assist in recovery efforts following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck there April 25. The Defense Department’s primary contribution to the recovery work involves rotary-wing assets .
- 01 May 2015 Search and rescue teams rush to help Nepal (shareamerica.gov) The rescue teams are part of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Disaster Assistance Response Team. On April 27, the United States pledged an additional $9 million in relief assistance for Nepal after an initial $1 million in immediate assistance.
- 29 April 2015 Obama’s Call with Prime Minister of Nepal (iipdigital.gov)
- 29 April 2015 Nepal Earthquake - Fact Sheet (USAID.gov) USAID/OFDA is airlifting 700 rolls of heavy-duty plastic sheeting to Nepal, which will address the critical shelter needs of up to 35,000 earthquake-affected people.
- 28 April 2015 Kerry: State Department Lays Out Its Strategy "In a world of information saturation, State and USAID must improve our knowledge management, data and analytics to achieve these goals. Yet even as we adapt to the new era, we must protect the value of traditional diplomacy, particularly direct engagement and relationship building. We need to be more agile in a world of complex risk and diffuse power that requires us to move beyond traditional corridors diplomacy to engage people."
• Briefing on the 2015 QDDR Report
• Remarks Announcing the Release of the 2015 QDDR Report
- 28 April 2015 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $9 million in assistance for the Nepal earthquake response and recovery efforts, bringing total USAID humanitarian funding to $10 million.
- 25 April 2015 Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Earthquake in Nepal (Whitehouse.gov) The American people express deep condolences for the lives lost in today’s earthquake. The earthquake and subsequent landslides caused widespread damage and loss of life in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
- 16 April 2015 Defense Secretary Carter Discusses Top National Security Priorities Defense Secretary Ash Carter today discussed his top priorities and other defense issues at a Pentagon news conference. The secretary said his first priority is to help President Barack Obama to make the best possible national security decisions and then to implement those decisions.
- 16 April 2015 Deputy Defense Secretary on Challenges and Threats of Space Domain In a candid and passionate speech, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work yesterday asked members of the space community to help the United States maintain its edge in the space domain in the 21st century. Work spoke to more than 200 people from industry and government at the annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
- 15 April 2015 Amb. Power at Hearing on Appropriations for Foreign Operations "But the central point I want to make to this Committee is that, even taking into account these weaknesses, America needs the United Nations to address today’s global challenges. The United States has the most powerful set of tools in history to advance our interests, and we will always lead on the world stage. But we are more effective when we ensure that others shoulder their fair share and when we marshal multilateral support to meet our objectives."
- 31 March 2015 State's Blinken on An Enduring Vision for Central Asia
- 10 March 2015 State's Blinken on The Future of UN Peace Operations "So while challenges to peacekeeping have fundamentally changed, the truth is that we, as a peacekeeping community, largely have not. And this goes, I think to the heart of the challenge that we face. ... We know we have to do better—to equip UN peacekeepers with the flexibility, with the capacity, and the political backing to meet 21st century challenges."
- 02 March 2015 Kerry on Human Rights, Meeting with Russian FM Lavrov "Because of the important progress that we have seen over the course of the past five years, the United States very much continues to believe in the potential of the Human Rights Council, and we’re dedicated to try to work for its success."
- 01 March 2015 Kerry’s Interview with ABC News on Middle East, Iran, Russia
- 27 February 2015 President Obama on Murder of Boris Nemtsov (via Whitehouse.gov)
26 February 2015 Fact Sheet on State Department, USAID 2016 Budget Request
- 26 February 2015 Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes (via State.gov) The Department of State announces today the release of newly digitized versions of twenty volumes from the Foreign Relations of the United States series, the official documentary record of U.S. foreign relations. These volumes cover events that took place between 1948 and 1951 and wereoriginally published in print between 1973 and 1998. [This] release is part of the Office of the Historian's ongoing project  to digitize the entire Foreign Relations series.
- 25 February 2015 Advancing U.S. Interests in a Troubled World: The FY 2016 Foreign Affairs Budget Testimony by Secretary Kerry before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Washington, DC.
- 24 February 2015 Secretary Kerry on FY2016 State Department Budget Request Testimony by Secretary Kerry before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations, Washington, DC.
- 23 February 2015 Amb. Power at Debate on Purposes, Principles of U.N. Charter Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Debate on the Purposes and Principles of the Charter of the United Nations
- 08 February 2015 Kerry with German, French Ministers at Munich Forum "We can’t just work to put out the fires that Daesh and other groups are igniting in the region and around the world; we have to actually prevent the ignition of those fires in the first place."
- 06 February 2015 White House Fact Sheet on 2015 National Security Strategy
- 04 February 2015 U.S. Officials on Biden’s Trip to Belgium, Germany Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Brussels, Belgium and Munich, Germany 5-6 February. In Brussels, the Vice President will meet with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Parliament President Martin Schulz and other European Union leaders. In Munich, the Vice President will deliver remarks at the Munich Security Conference, where he will also meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and other leaders.
- 02 February 2015 State Dept. Officials on 2016 Budget Request "[The] Department of State and
USAID budget request is for $50.3 billion, and that breaks down 43.2
billion for enduring or base resource request and $7 billion for OCO.
The request is a 6 percent increase over the FY 2015 enacted level."
• Facts on State Dept., USAID 2016 Budget Request
- 15 January 2015 State's Harf on U.S. 2015 Foreign Policy Priorities
- 12 January 2015 U.S. Political Debates Show Importance of Foreign Policy Issues Heated partisan debates over the best way to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals are evidence of how very important those goals are to Americans, Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations said in a speech at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
- 12 January 2015 USAID Helps Haiti Build Disaster Resilience After 2010 Quake
- 08 January 2015 State, USAID Officials on Haiti Aid, Earthquake Anniversary
- 08 January 2015 State Dept. Fact Sheet on U.S. Aid to Haiti Five years after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, Haiti has transitioned to a period of long-term development. Since 2010, U.S. post-earthquake assistance to Haiti has helped to measurably improve key economic and social indicators and build infrastructure necessary for self-sustaining growth. Effective governance and strong democratic institutions in Haiti, including scheduling overdue elections, are critical to ensure that progress made is sustained and expanded.