Thursday, July 29, 2021

Speeches: Central Asia: What's Next?

As prepared Thank you for that kind introduction and for inviting me to speak here today. As a young Foreign Service officer, I was posted to Tashkent in 1993, just two years after Uzbekistan became an independent country. It was still very much a major outpost of the former Soviet…

Speeches: An Enduring Vision for Central Asia

DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN: Well, good afternoon. And Fiona, thank you very, very much for those very kind words of introduction. I think there are few people in Washington with a better feel for the sometimes Byzantine regional politics of Eurasia and Central Asia, not to mention the sometimes Byzantine policy-making…

Nigerians winners in close election

Celebrations for Nigeria’s election winner, Muhammadu Buhari KADUNA, 31 March 2015 (IRIN) – Nigeria’s presidential election has been won by Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler who becomes the first opposition leader ever to unseat an incumbent. There have been some allegations of fraud, but the fact that Goodluck Jonathan…

Federal Infrastructure Investments for Quebec

Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec – 27 March 2015 Canada’s prosperity and quality of life depend on a vast network of public infrastructure – from roads and highways, to bridges, transit systems, water and wastewater infrastructure, ports, airports and recreational and cultural facilities. Investments in Canada’s public infrastructure improve productivity and quality of…