Empress Masako, Donald Trump, Emperor Naruhito applauding (Shealah Craighead/The White House)

U.S. and Japan talk trade, a denuclearized North Korea

During his trip to Japan, President Trump described the U.S.-Japan alliance as "ironclad," reflecting the two countries' shared values and interests.
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President Trump unveils security strategy for new era

President Trump maps out a vision that affirms that strong and sovereign states with diverse cultures are the best hope for a peaceful world.
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China’s broken trade promises

China benefited immensely from joining the World Trade Organization in 2001. However, in the years since, it has not made good on promises to open its markets, a condition of its entry.
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China’s economic blitzkrieg

The Chinese Communist Party is leveraging its economic power to exert influence around the globe and to try to make the world safe for dictatorship.
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Pompeo visits Switzerland, honors U.S.-Swiss ties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent trip to Switzerland recognizes not only U.S.-Swiss trade ties, but also the countries' people-to-people connections.
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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.

Building better ties through trade

The United States is eager to improve connections among producers and consumers in the United States and East Asia to benefit all trading partners. That...
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Trade between U.S. and India drives economic growth and connectivity

The U.S. and India continue to generate billions in economic growth through their bilateral trade and spur multimillion-dollar deals in the region.
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Robust U.S. economy beckons foreign firms

What makes the U.S. the most popular choice for foreign investors? Its legal protections, huge consumer market and "incredible culture of entrepreneurship."