Tag Archives: Hamid Karzai

Deputy Secretary Of State Bill Burns Visits With Political Leaders In Kyiv, Ukraine

Legislative & Executive Branch Ukraine & Russia Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns was in Kyiv, Ukraine, last week meeting with political leaders, civil society and religious leaders.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said last Wednesday: “The United States strongly supports Ukrainian leaders’ ongoing work to form an inclusive, multiparty government to represent all … Continue Reading

Senate to Debate FY 2014 NDAA; Senator Levin Issues Letter to Obama on Afghanistan BSA

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Defense Authorization The Senate returns to Washington this afternoon and is scheduled to resume its floor debate on the Fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) ( S.1197). Top Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees have been working on a scaled-back NDAA bill to ensure its passage … Continue Reading

WTO Adopts Multilateral Trade Facilitation Deal; Mourning Nelson Mandela

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Trade Over the weekend, the White House welcomed the news that the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted a multilateral trade facilitation deal reached in Bali, Indonesia. The United States and India compromised on food subsidies, and a Latin American bloc led by Cuba dropped its opposition to an agreement. At … Continue Reading

Obama Encourages Egyptian Leaders to Engage in Dialogue; Authorization of Military Aid to Syria Blocked; Negotiators Meet for First Round TTIP

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity Egypt Last week, the Obama Administration dealt with possible U.S. legal ramifications connected to the Egyptian military’s intervention on July 3 that led to the removal of Mohamed Morsi as the President of Egypt, specifically whether the intervention should be classified as a coup d’état. President Obama encouraged all political, … Continue Reading