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Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.
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U.S. and Japan agree on trade terms

The United States and Japan, which together make up 30% of the world's economy, reached a preliminary trade deal at the United Nations.
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Promoting prosperity in the Indo-Pacific

What is most important to have a thriving Indo-Pacific region? Economic investment, secured waterways, and diplomatic relations.
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Iran’s economy reeling as U.S. sanctions target regime

The Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran's regime has led to plummeting oil exports and skyrocketing inflation.
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U.S. and ASEAN join forces in historic exercise

For the first time, the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations partnered for an official maritime training exercise.
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5G tech raises global intellectual property concerns

Stealing ideas hurts workers. As more of the economy becomes connected through 5G, it's vital that we have trusted networks to secure ideas.
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U.S. warns it won’t share intelligence with compromised partners

The view of the U.S. is that Huawei equipment in any part of 5G networks represents an unacceptable risk to national security.
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Countries in Africa reject Belt and Road deals

Some countries in Africa have suspended or canceled projects that are part of China's global Belt and Road Initiative. Find out why.
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U.S. and India’s complementary visions for Indo-Pacific

India and the U.S. reinvigorated their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan visited the region.