Establishing an Ambassador-at-Large for the Arctic Region

PRESS STATEMENT VEDANT PATEL, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON BUREAU OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS AUGUST 26, 2022 An Arctic region that is peaceful, stable, prosperous, and cooperative is of critical strategic importance to the United States and a priority for Secretary Blinken. As one of eight Arctic nations, the United States has long been committed to protecting …

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The President’s National Space Policy

The President’s National Space Policy , released yesterday, outlines America’s principles and goals regarding our national interests and activities in space. The policy reaffirms America’s leadership in outer space, emphasizes the importance of the commercial space sector to economic growth, and reaffirms the importance of all nations acting responsibly for the safety, stability, security, and long-term sustainability …

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Lessons from a Russian teaching in West Virginia

When she is not teaching science to American college students, Mariia Kharina, of Kazan, Russia, finds time to sightsee. On her list: the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls and local jazz clubs. (Courtesy photo) Teaching in the United States has been a life-changing experience for Mariia Kharina, who lectures at …

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