Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Conflict and Stabilization Operations
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Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Thomas Hushek
Acting

since February 2, 2017
Reports to Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
Nominator President of the United States
Inaugural holder Rick Barton
Formation 2011
Website Official Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations is the head of the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations within the United States Department of State, supporting the department's conflict and crisis-response efforts.[1] The assistant secretary reports to the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.

The first assistant secretary, Rick Barton, was nominated by President Barack Obama on November 29, 2011,[2] and confirmed by the Senate on March 29, 2012.[3]

David Malcolm Robinson served as the most recent assistant secretary.[4][5][6]

Responsibilities

The Assistant Secretary of CSO is the Secretary of State's senior adviser on instability, conflict, and stabilization.[7] The assistant secretary's responsibilities include:

List of Assistant Secretaries of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations

Name Assumed Office Left Office President(s) served under
Rick Barton March 2012 September 30, 2014[8] Barack Obama
Thomas Hushek (acting) August 17, 2015 December 30, 2015
David Malcolm Robinson January 4, 2016 January 31, 2017[9] Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Thomas Hushek (acting) February 2, 2017 Donald Trump

References

  1. ^ a b Serafino, Nina (October 10, 2012). "In Brief: State Department Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". White House. November 29, 2011. Retrieved November 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Senate Ends March Madness With Lots of State Dept Confirmations". Diplopundit. April 2, 2012. Retrieved November 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "David Malcolm Robinson". U.S. Department of State. December 30, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "David Malcolm Robinson – From Office of the High Representative to Conflict and Stabilization (State/CSO)". Diplopundit. April 14, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". White House. April 7, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "1 FAM 470 Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations". Foreign Affairs Manual. November 10, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "Departure of Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations". U.S. Department of State. August 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. ^ "Trump's state department purge sparks worries of 'know-nothing approach' to foreign policy". The Guardian. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2017.

External links

Official website

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