Christopher Connell

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Woman picking a teddy bear out of a pile of debris (© Erik de Castro/Reuters)

When typhoons strike the Philippines, U.S. aid follows

When typhoons strike the Philippines, the U.S. ally knows it can count on generous U.S. assistance. But America helps in nonemergencies too.
Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

‘Brazen’ Russian violation prompts U.S. pullout from nuclear forces treaty

The U.S. is suspending its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and will withdraw in six months because of Russia's violation.
Disaster response personnel lifting boy out from rubble (Chief Chris Schaff/Fairfax County Fire and Rescue/USAID)

U.S. rescuers stand ready to find earthquake survivors

When earthquakes strike and countries seek help rescuing survivors, USAID knows who to call: urban search and rescue teams in Virginia and California.
Two men demonstrating where Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan should sign a treaty (© Bettmann/Getty Images)

What’s the INF Treaty? How is Russia breaching it?

The U.S. and NATO say Russia is violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with its development of the 9M729 cruise missile.
Blue and white race car (© Joe Portlock/Getty Images)

U.S. firm powered new, electric race cars in Saudi event

A historic Saudi town was the stage for an international E-Prix for electric race cars. American ingenuity propelled them over the finish line.
Soldier patrolling ship (© Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Images)

U.S., NATO press Russia to free Ukrainian ships and sailors

The United States and its European allies are resolute in demanding that Russia release the three Ukrainian vessels and crew members it seized.
Compilation of portrait photos of Uighurs (Courtesy photos)

Uighur families pay price for relatives’ U.S.-based reporting

Radio Free Asia has told the world about China's mass detentions of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities. Its reporters say their kin are paying a price.
Woman standing in front of a mural of fish in the sea (Courtesy of Michelle Zabat)

Fulbright Program marks 70 years in the Philippines

No Fulbright Program anywhere has operated longer than in the Philippines, providing Filipinos and Americans alike not just degrees, but cultural awareness.
Mihrigul Tursun (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A tale of torture in a Chinese internment camp for Uighurs

A young Uighur mother now in the United States says she was subjected to horrifying conditions in one of China's detention camps for Uighur Muslims.