This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. September Learn how and when to remove this template message During the Cold War period, both superpowersNATO and the Eastern Blocbuilt massive nuclear arsenalsaimed, to a large extent, at each other.
Depending on the source, these countries may or may not be included when African foreign policy is mentioned. During the campaign, Obama outlined his priorities for developing an Africa policy including taking action to stop "what U.
Some foreign policy analysts believed that conflicts in "Sudan, Somalia, and eastern Congo" would "eclipse any other policy plans.
Some foreign policy analysts have made the claim that this is "the earliest in any U. Inthen-Secretary of State John Kerry sought to draw greater attention to conflict and humanitarian crisis in DRC and surrounding countries, leading to the appointment of former Senator Russell Feingold to the position of Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region.
Critics also argue that Section misunderstands and misrepresents the role that minerals play in conflict, resulting in legislation that has produced no notable change in levels of conflict.
To this end, as well as to help cut down on terrorist activities and piracy in the region, the United States had deployed special operations forces, drones, air strikes and some military advisers to influence the ongoing Somali civil war and neutralize prominent Al-Shabaab members.
A taskforce for the Horn peninsula had initiated drone strikes against pirates and al-Qaeda affiliates. State Department spokesman Robert Wood warned, "We need to see evidence of good governance and particularly real, true power sharing on the part of Robert Mugabe before we are going to make any kind of commitment" to lifting economic sanctions on the impoverished Southern African country, which has been ruled by Mugabe since independence in State Department expressed condolences to Tsvangirai, who also received minor injuries in the wreck.
Department of Defense disclosed that it had deployed 22 U.
Embassy in Bamako ; the U. The Obama administration responded accordingly by placing significantly greater focus on the Arctic and Arctic issues than the Bush administration, achieving a notable first in September by becoming the first sitting President ever to visit the Arctic Circle.
The Arctic is divided between 8 Arctic states that serve as permanent members of the Arctic Council. The primary policy of the Obama administration within the region had been to facilitate cooperation among these states on regional issues. Inthe Arctic states created the Arctic Search and Rescue Agreementwhich established the search parameters for Arctic states.
Search and Rescue collaboration between states has since strengthened further with the creation of the Coast Guard Forum in Within the Arctic Council, an expert group was created in investigating the threat posed by black carbon to the region which concluded its findings and recommendations in The administration had also looked to increase data sharing—a major agenda item at the inaugural White House Arctic Science Ministerial in September Inthe ICEX exercise was carried out and was widely regarded to be a major success.
President Obama had also commissioned two new US icebreakers in Asia[ edit ] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in a rebalancing of foreign policy to give more emphasis to Asia, especially in response to the rapidly growing Chinese role in the region.
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A report by the Defense Intelligence Agency, the head of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), and the head of U.S. Northern Command have suggested that North Korea may indeed have the capability to.
Only through a clear eyed approach to North Korea can we hope to develop strategies that will have resonance and traction and make the most of the opportunity that we may now be presented with. North Korea's Latest Missile Test and South Korea's Response A look at the implications for the U.S.-South Korea alliance, and for Seoul itself.
By Clint Work for The Diplomat. On Sunday, the South Korean defense ministry confirmed that North Korea had fired five short-range missiles off its eastern coast. While the rogue state is no stranger to missile tests, some analysts are warning that this particular test may signal Pyongyang’s growing capabilities which could prove a threat to Seoul and Washington.