The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:35

A recently published report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD), assesses the role of public diplomacy in building alliances, fighting extremism, and dispelling information. At the report launch on Tuesday, January 17, in Washington, D.C., Benjamin Rhodes, Assistant to President Barack Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, and James K. Glassman, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the George W.

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:42

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/18/2017.

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Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:58

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/11/2017.

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Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:20

The greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (GFLSCI), Inc. was selected as the first recipient of the inaugural Citizen Diplomacy Award, an honor granted by the Bureau of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. On January 10, 2017, Ambassador Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, presented the award recognizing the work of “American citizens and organizations engaged in international work that furthers U.S.

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:08

Cabinet members from various departments and agencies submitted Exit Memos to President Barack Obama last week, detailing the progress accomplished in their respective entities during the Obama administration. The memo by Secretary of State John Kerry focused on the strides made by the State Department in advancing national security, alleviating conflicts around the world, strengthening U.S. international partnerships, expanding opportunities for American citizens, and defending universal values.

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:20

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Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:19

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 12/13/2016.

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Oriana Pina
Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:30

After approval in both Chambers of Congress last week, President Barack Obama signed into law an FY 2017 continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the government funded until April 28, 2017, at the fiscal cap of $1.07 trillion, CQ.com reported. The legislation allocates a total of “$58.8 billion for the International Affairs Budget, an increase of $4.2 billion (8%) above FY16 levels”, according to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 12/13/2016 - 16:48

For the first time in 14 years, Congress approved and sent to President Obama to be signed into law, a Department of State Authorization Act (S.1635), as announced in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) press release.

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:33

President Barack Obama recently issued an executive order granting Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) to alumni of three federally-funded Department of State academic exchange programs: the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, and the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. Non-Competitive Eligibility is a specific hiring mechanism that provides an easier selection path for U.S. government positions.