Jimmy Carter (center) grasping hands of two others (© Bob Daugherty/AP Images)

U.S.-brokered peace deals across the years

Over the past century, American presidents and secretaries of state have helped negotiate treaties to end wars in the Balkans and Sudan and moved countries from conflict to conciliation.
Kim Jong Un and President Trump shaking hands in front of U.S. and North Korean flags (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Historic U.S.–North Korea summit

President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. Check out our coverage here.
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Read the U.S.-North Korea joint statement

After a historic June 12 summit in Singapore, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement. Read it here.
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Timeline of U.S.–North Korea diplomatic history

This week’s U.S.-North Korea summit is not the first attempt to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. Here’s a brief timeline of U.S.-North Korea diplomatic relations.
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U.S. vice president’s wife welcomes Japan’s Akie Abe

Akie Abe, wife of Japan's prime minister, pays a visit to Karen Pence at the residence of the U.S. vice president in Washington.
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U.S. warns allies on business ties to Iran

A U.S. Treasury Department official warns that allies and U.S. companies will face risks if they keep doing business with Iran and helping fund its "destructive practices."
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Iran nuclear deal didn’t stop Iran’s aggression

During the time the Iran nuclear deal has been in effect, the Iranian government has forcefully continued the behavior the deal was supposed to prevent.
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Finding creative ways to protest

See how Iranians and other activists in the world challenge their governments' illegal actions using civil, nonviolent methods.
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Consumers ask questions about diamonds

Consumers want to make sure the diamonds they buy don't help fund armed conflict. Learn about the guidelines the diamond industry follows to ensure diamonds were mined responsibly.