Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
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In the United States Government, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs is part of the U.S. Department of State, charged with implementing U.S. foreign policy and promoting U.S. interests in Europe and Eurasia (which it defines as being Europe, Turkey, Cyprus, the Caucasus Region, and Russia), as well as advising the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, who is currently Philip H. Gordon. The spokesperson is Robert B. Hilton.
From 1949 to 1983, European affairs were within the purview of the Bureau of European Affairs.
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