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White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaking from behind lectern while seated woman raises her hand (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

America strives for open government

An open government is vital to democracy. Learn how the U.S. government ensures the public has access to information supporting its decisions.
Antony Blinken in mask listening to Jake Sullivan speak (© Frederic J. Brown/AP Images)

Blinken presses Beijing on violations of rules-based order

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging Beijing to curb its aggressive behavior, faulting the PRC's conduct in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and elsewhere.
Lloyd Austin bumps elbows with Nobuo Kishi as Antony Blinken and Toshimitsu Motegi watch (© Kazuhiro Nogi/AP Images)

U.S. deepens commitment to allies Japan and the Republic of Korea

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is strengthening U.S. alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea to advance a prosperous and secure Indo-Pacific.
Vials containing COVID-19 vaccine (© David Zalubowski/AP Images)

Biden: Quad partners boosting COVID-19 vaccine production in India

The leaders of the United States, India, Australia, and Japan are increasing vaccine production, part of the Quad partners' efforts to end the pandemic.
Civilians and police officers walking by mosque with two minarets (© David Liu/Getty Images)

China targets Uyghurs with sham trials, long sentences

The People's Republic of China's judicial system is imprisoning Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang on vague or baseless charges, a rights group says.
Collage of flags of Japan, Australia, United States and India (State Dept./Flag images: © Shutterstock)

The Quad: Supporting democratic values in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S., Australia, India and Japan are working together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change and to advance Indo-Pacific security.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaking next to an ice sculpture depicting fish as man looks on (© Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Okonjo-Iweala makes history as new WTO head

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has made history by becoming the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Rectangular device with six wide wheels and multiple instruments being lowered by cables onto barren surface (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

International partners empower NASA’s mission on Mars

With scientific sensors from France, Spain, Italy and Norway, NASA's Perseverance rover is exploring Mars and unlocking the secrets of the red planet.
Close-up of Antony Blinken merging with stars on U.S. flag (© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Blinken: America will lead with our values

The United States will work with partners and allies to tackle global problems and base its foreign policy on American values.