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Vice President Pence and Peter O'Neill walking across red carpet (© Mark Schiefelbein/AP Images)

Pence: ‘United States offers a better option’

At the APEC forum in Papua New Guinea, Vice President Pence sets out the advantages of the U.S. as an economic and investment partner in the Indo-Pacific.
Ships in open water (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)

U.S. commitment to Indo-Pacific ‘steadfast and enduring,’ Pence says

Vice President Pence emphasizes U.S. support for "prosperity, security, and shared principles" in the Indo-Pacific at the 6th annual U.S.-ASEAN summit.
Enormous crowd filling city street (National Archives Still Picture Records Section)

America commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I armistice

One hundred years ago, World War I came to an end. Countries across the world are coming together to commemorate the anniversary.
Infographic comparing U.S. and Chinese business environments (State Dept./S. Wilkinson)

The effect of corruption on business

Strong laws and trustworthy institutions protect investors and businesses from corruption. That's why the different approaches of the U.S. and China matter.
Bar graph of patent applications from non-residents in 2017

Intellectual property: Protecting ideas is good for business

Protecting your ideas is critical in business. That's why the United States has some of the strongest intellectual property protections in the world.
Military personnel rushing out of the back of a helicopter (Captain Evert-Jan Daniels/Allied Joint Force Command Naples)

31 countries come together for NATO’s Trident Juncture

Thirty-one countries work seamlessly together in the NATO exercise Trident Juncture, which simulates the invasion of a European ally.
Graphic comparing China and U.S. in ease of doing business factors (State Dept.)

Openness and ease of doing business: U.S. and China

Deciding where to invest can be one of the most important decisions a business makes. But not all countries are created equal in doing business.
Three elephants in the wild (© Ana Verahrami/Elephant Listening Project)

A new way to help save elephants

Learn how biologists from Cornell University are tapping into new technology to track and protect African elephants from poaching.
US Navy ship (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Benjamin Dobbs)

U.S. Navy conducts routine transit of Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait as part of its commitment to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.