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Harvard study warns of perilous ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

According to a report from Harvard University scholars, more than a dozen countries in the Indo-Pacific region are vulnerable to "debt-trap diplomacy."
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U.S. broadens effort to combat malaria in Africa

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative will expand its malaria prevention programs into four new countries in West and Central Africa.

What’s justice got to do with development? Probably more than you...

If people do not feel secure about themselves, their property and their ideas in the present, they are unlikely to invest in the future.

What is the Peace to Prosperity plan?

Share this quote, which explains what the proposed Peace to Prosperity plan will do for the Palestinian people and the Middle East.
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Trump administration approves new pipeline

The U.S. gives the green light to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast once complete.
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The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.
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.
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4 ways the U.S. is saving lives inside Venezuela

Find out how the U.S. is working to ensure that ordinary Venezuelans have access to clean water, food, health care and other lifesaving services.
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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.