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Advancing U.S. Interests through the OSCE

Wednesday, September 15, 2004
334 Cannon House Office Building
Washington D.C., DC 20515
United States
Official Transcript: 
Members: 
Name: 
Hon. Christopher Smith
Title Text: 
Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Statement: 
Name: 
Hon. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Title Text: 
Co-Chairman
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Benjamin Cardin
Title Text: 
Ranking Member
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Name: 
Hon. Joseph Pitts
Title Text: 
Member
Body: 
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Statement: 
Witnesses: 
Name: 
A. Elizebeth Jones
Title: 
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
Body: 
State Department
Statement: 
Name: 
Stephen Rademaker
Title: 
Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control
Body: 
State Department
Name: 
Michael G. Kozak
Title: 
Acting Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Body: 
State Department
Statement: 

The OSCE has been a pioneer in defining an integrated approach to security, one in which human rights and economic well-being are as key to a nation’s stability as are traditional military forces.  It remains not only the largest trans-Atlantic organization, but the one with the broadest definition of security.  The OSCE has also created the most innovative habits of dialogue and collective action of any multilateral organization in the world. 

The focus of the hearing will be how the OSCE can be used most effectively to highlight and advance the interests of the United States.  Among the subjects to be covered will be objectives for the December (2004) meeting of Foreign Ministers in Sofia; recent high-impact security initiatives; expectations for the upcoming Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw; and refining and strengthening the OSCE.

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