180Aug 19, 2008
A panel discussion was held on the conflict in Georgia. David Bakradze, Georgia’s Parliament chairman, participated via teleconference. He provided an update on the situation in ...
34Jan 18, 2008
State Department Announcement
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced that Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns is retiring in March 2008.
20Aug 3, 2007
U.S. Policy in the Americas
Under Secretary Nicholas Burns talked about the political and economic interests of the United States in Latin America. He also responded to questions from the audience.
41Aug 1, 2007
Future of Pakistan
Participating by remote connection, Undersecretary Nicholas Burns talked about his testimony last week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the future of Pakistan and U.S policy toward ...
23Jul 27, 2007
U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns briefed the press on the status of the U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative and the text of the bilateral agreement for ...
57Jul 25, 2007
Future of Pakistan
Officials testified about U.S. relations with Pakistan, political turmoil in the country, President Musharraf’s ability to continue in power, forthcoming elections, the resurgence of Taliban ...
9Apr 30, 2007
U.S. Muslim Relations
At a luncheon of the 2007 convention of the American Jewish Congress Undersecretary Burns spoke on “Building Bridges with Moderate Islam” and Ambassador Al-Hussein spoke on “The ...
14Feb 21, 2007
Undersecretary Burns talked about the U.S.-Europe policy agenda and also about global issues. Topics included Europe and the U.S. preventing terrorism, achieving peace in the Balkans, NATO, ...
5Jan 26, 2007
U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan
Mr. Burhs spoke to the press about the recently announced U.S. aid package to support security and reconstruction in Afghanistan. He also answered questions from reporters.
5Nov 21, 2006
Undersecretary Burns reviewed issues that the leaders of the 26 member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would consider when they meet for NATO’s Riga Summit November 28-29, ...
105Nov 15, 2006
North Korean Nuclear Armament
Mr. Burns testified about North Korean nuclear weapons development programs, recent nuclear and missile tests, the status of six-party talks with North Korea, and United Nations sanctions on ...
20Oct 31, 2006
Nicholas Burns spoke to an audience on US-Afghanistan economic, political, and social relations.
Burns claimed that the Bush administration’s mission is to secure a ...
143Sep 19, 2006
Iran's Nuclear Program
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on policy toward Iran in responses to its nuclear development and enrichment programs. In his opening remarks Senator Lugar said he opposed ...
9Apr 21, 2006
Iranian Nuclear Programs
Undersecretaries Joseph and Burns talked with reporters about U.S. diplomacy and Iran’s nuclear program. Topics included meetings with representatives of P5 countries, attempts to discuss ...
113Mar 8, 2006
U.S. Policy Toward Iran
The House International Relations Committee held a hearing on United States policy toward Iran. Among the topics they addressed were Iranian nuclear programs and potential weapons development, ...
30Nov 30, 2005
U.S. Policy Toward Iran
Undersecretary Burns delivered a substantive speech to reporters on the comprehensive administration policy toward Iran. Among the topics he discussed were the lack of sustained diplomatic ...
16Nov 21, 2005
Dayton Accords Anniversary
Undersecretary Burns spoke to reporters about Secretary Rice’s November 22 meeting with the Bosnian Tri-Presidency. He discussed a renewed commitment to the Balkans, achievements since ...
46Nov 21, 2005
10th Anniversary of Dayton Agreement
Undersecretary Burns spoke about the successes and challenges in Bosnia ten years after the signing of the Dayton Accords that led to the end of ethnic fighting. Among the topics he discussed ...
14Oct 7, 2005
Brussels and Balkans Trip Preview
Undersecretary Burns talked to reporters about his October 10-14 trip to Brussels and the Balkans. He spoke about what would be brought up at the NATO meeting. He also discussed the ...
28Sep 8, 2005
U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation
A hearing was held titled “The U.S. and India: An Emerging Entente?” State Department officials testified about U.S.-India relations, focusing on recent agreements on civil nuclear ...