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GEC Special Report: Russia’s Pillars of Disinformation and Propaganda

The Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) is leading and coordinating efforts of the U.S. Federal Government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign propaganda and disinformation. In line with its congressional mandate, the GEC is releasing a special report that provides an overview of Russia’s disinformation and propaganda ecosystem. The report outlines the five pillars ...
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State Department Establishes New Office of the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region to Lead Arctic Strategy and Engagement

The State Department has established a new Office of the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region and appointed career U.S. diplomat Jim DeHart to lead the office as the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region.   In his newly-established position, DeHart will work closely with relevant Departmental entities and others in the U.S. Government and beyond to develop, integrate, coordinate, and implement the Department’s strategic approach in the Arctic and on all ...
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Statement on the Visit to Norway by Ambassador Khalilzad

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Oslo July 25-27. In meetings with Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide and other senior officials, Ambassador Khalilzad thanked Norway for its ongoing contribution to the NATO mission in Afghanistan and for its important efforts to advance the Afghan peace process. Ambassador Khalilzad provided an ...
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Expansion of National Interest Exception Travel

Eligible travelers  As of July 15, the United States Embassy in Oslo is offering emergency nonimmigrant visa services to individuals in the following categories: students, investors, academics, public health professionals, government officials, crewmembers, family members of U.S. citizens and residents, those needing medical treatment, humanitarian exceptions, and others whose travel is in the U.S. national interest for economic or national ...
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