Drawing of tanker ship approaching coast (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why should you care about liquefied natural gas?

Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, can be put onto ships and delivered anywhere in the world. That's a big deal for countries' energy security.
Tanker docking on a river (© Getty Images / Lindsey Janies / Bloomberg)

Delivering a new energy future for Europe

Poland received the first shipment of liquefied natural gas from the U.S. to Central Europe. The delivery boosts energy affordability and stability.
Man sitting in front of computer monitors (Kudelski Group)

For a Swiss tech firm’s 2nd headquarters, the U.S. was an...

When the Swiss tech firm Kudelski looked at where to open a second headquarters, it made what executives say was a logical choice: the United States.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (State Dept.)

Tillerson visits Japan on first trip to Asia

The alliance between Japan and the United States "is devoted to peace, prosperity and freedom in the Asia-Pacific region," Secretary Tillerson says.
Aerial view of many shipping containers (Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography)

Do sanctions work?

Sanctions provide an option for U.S. policymakers to alter the behavior of a foreign nation or a specific group of people without military conflict.
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An expert breaks down benefits, challenges of trade

The variations of international trade between countries or regions or within industries don't lend themselves to general assumptions about globalization.
People boating on river at sunset (© AP Images)

Ecotourism gets a boost in new Laos-Thailand agreement

Want to see nature without harming the environment? A new agreement between Laos and Thailand will make ecotourism easier in those countries.
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Doing business is getting easier

Finding international business investors or creating a startup is becoming easier, according to survey data collected throughout the world.
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Nice kicks. But what if they were made by a slave?

If you’re interested in buying a designer handbag for a fraction of the price, you’re not alone. But the hidden costs of counterfeit goods are staggering.