Category Archives: International Affairs

United States Partners with African Countries to Counter Terrorist Threats

From the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa, to recent al Qaeda and Boko Haram attacks in Northwest Africa, events have suggested that both regions are vulnerable to terrorism and violent extremism. The United States provides training and … Continue reading

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Maritime Piracy Threatens Some Parts of African Coast

Arghh, matey! September 19 may be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, but modern pirates continue to threaten commercial shipping lanes and fishing boats, particularly along the coasts of Africa. In 2014, we assessed the problem of piracy and the … Continue reading

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Podcast on Diplomatic Facility Security

United States policy can call for U.S. personnel to be posted to high-threat, high-risk posts overseas. To maintain a presence in these locations, the Department of State has often relied on older, acquired, and temporary work facilities that do not … Continue reading

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Podcast on Counterterrorism Efforts in Africa

From the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa to recent al Qaeda and Boko Haram attacks in northwest Africa, events have suggested that both regions are vulnerable to terrorism and violent extremism. Hear our podcast with Charles Johnson, … Continue reading

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Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse on the War Front

As the United States engages in conflicts overseas, GAO has worked for decades to identify ways to improve military operations and safeguard taxpayer dollars. While some of our work is done in our GAO offices, we have also sent analysts … Continue reading

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Podcast on Prepositioning International Food Aid

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides U.S. agricultural commodities to meet emergency food needs in foreign countries. To expedite delivery to recipient countries, food can be ordered before it is requested and prepositioned in warehouses in or near … Continue reading

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GAO’s International Affairs and Trade Mission Team

GAO’s workforce is organized largely by subject area, with most employees working in 1 of 14 mission teams. Today we’ll be putting the spotlight on the International Affairs and Trade (IAT) team, which works on a broad range of international … Continue reading

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