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  • U.S. Embassy Fact Sheet on the GPI

    U.S. Embassy Fact Sheet on the Good Performers Initiative

  • Ambassador Cunningham Participates in Kabul Debate Live

    Ambassador Cunningham Participates in Kabul Debate Live

  • Opening Remarks by Ambassador Cunningham

    Opening Remarks by Ambassador James Cunningham at a Press Conference

  • Secretary Kerry Travel to Afghanistan

    Secretary Kerry Travel to Afghanistan

  • 2013 Religious Freedom Report Released

    2013 Religious Freedom Report Released


  • NATO Summit September 4-5 in Wales

    On September 4 and 5 in Wales, President Obama will gather with the other Allied leaders to advance the vision of a strengthened, sharpened, and adaptable North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), resourced and prepared to deter and defend against traditional and emerging security threats today and into the future. The NATO Summit will spotlight a top priority of the United States: a transatlantic partnership which is vibrant, strongly unified, and taking on the toughest challenges. NATO’s primary objective in Afghanistan is to enable the Afghan authorities to provide effective security across the country and ensure that the country can never again be a safe haven for terrorists. As transition progresses and Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) take on their security responsibilities, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) will complete its shift from a combat to a supporting role, and continue to train, advise and assist the ANSF until transition completion at the end of 2014. ISAF will continue to provide combat support, as necessary, until the end of 2014.  NATO Summit - Wales »

  • President Obama announces intent to nominate P. Michael McKinley as the new Ambassador to Afghanistan

    On August 28, 2014 President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Peter Michael McKinley as the new Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Mr. McKinley currently serves as Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan. He assumed this position on September 28, 2013. Prior to his work in Afghanistan, Deputy Ambassador McKinley served as U.S. Ambassador to Colombia and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies in the United Kingdom, and has a doctorate from Oxford University.  

  • Government for the People: Combatting Corruption

    What is the cost of corruption on our values, our prosperity, and our security? Corruption tramples the aspirations of citizens, weakens judicial independence and the rights of civil society organizations, and hurts local and international businesses. And, in many countries, corruption and poor human rights practices are intertwined. On September 3, 2014 at 06:30 PM Kabul Local Time, a panel of senior U.S. policy experts and civil society representatives will discuss the cost of corruption.   Follow the Event Here »

  • Ambassador Cunningham Participates in Kabul Debate Live

    Ambassador Cunningham participated in an episode of 1TV’s Kabul Debate Live, which aired on August 27, 2014 at 6:15pm. Kabul Debate Live is Afghanistan’s first live debate show, and airs monthly to discuss the most important current issues pertaining to the country’s future and development progress.   Full Press Release »

  • Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Travel to Afghanistan

    U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman arrived in Afghanistan on August 27 to follow up on Secretary Kerry's recent visits and phone calls in support of the Afghan electoral process. Special Representative Feldman met both of the candidates and other key stakeholders, including the United Nations. Special Representative Feldman reiterated the need to conclude the electoral process in a timely way that honors the millions of votes cast by the Afghan people and provides the legitimacy for a government of national unity to govern a sovereign, unified, and democratic Afghanistan. 

Afghanistan Travel Warning

  • The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan. The security threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical.  For detailed information please visit Afghanistan Travel Warning.

    For all messages to U.S. citizens, please see Travel and Security Information.

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