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  • In its annual report, released on January 27, the international rights group Freedom House says 2014 saw an overall decline in political rights and civil liberties around the world.  (Freedom House)

    Democratic Ideals Under Threat

    29 January - The international rights group Freedom House reports that 2014 saw an overall decline in political rights and civil liberties around the world, concluding that democratic ideals are under the greatest threat in 25 years.

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  • Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow Hena Patel in the U.S. Embassy London Lobby

    Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship Program

    Last spring, Hena Patel arrived at the U.S. Embassy thinking she had signed up for a school debate. By the end of the day, she left with a fellowship in the U.S and the opportunity of a lifetime.

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  • Eric Holder shaking hands with French Interior Minister Cazeneuve with uniformed man and onlookers in background (AP Images)

    Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

    U.S. Attorney General Holder and the White House announced that the U.S. will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in Washington on February 18. Above, Holder shakes hands with French Interior Minister Cazeneuve while in Paris.

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  • Announcement for SelectUSA 2015 summit registration

    SelectUSA 2015 Registration Now Open

    Registration is now open for the second SelectUSA Investment Summit in the Washington, D.C. area on 23-24 on March 2015.

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  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Joint News Conference With British Foreign Secretary Hammond and Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi Following Counter-ISIL Meeting in London (State Dept)

    Kerry, Hammond, Abadi Press conference

    22 January - Secretary of State John Kerry, U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi make remarks after meeting in London.

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