Headshot of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (© AP Images)

The clock is ticking on Iranian regime’s restrictions

Arms embargoes against Iran expire in late 2020, allowing the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism to buy tanks, missiles and other weapons.
Thomas Jefferson diplomacy poster (State Dept.)

230 years of diplomacy [poster]

U.S. diplomacy is 230 years old this year. This poster, which carries the image of the first secretary of state, commemorates this long history.
Two children wearing embroidered hats (© Eric Lafforgue/Art in All of Us/Corbis/Getty Images)

China cuts children’s Uighur roots

Over the past several years, China has built a network of orphanages for ethnic minority children whose parents are in internment camps.
Missile being launched (Dept. of Defense)

New interceptor missile will defend civilians

The Arrow-3 system is able to intercept nuclear and biological missiles outside Earth's atmosphere, where they can be safely destroyed.
Three people shaking hands (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Australia, Japan and U.S. work toward maritime security

The three countries announced that they are committed to increasing the presence of maritime law enforcement in the Indo-Pacific region.
Nicolás Maduro speaking into a microphone (© Matias Delacroix/Getty Images)

U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’

The Trump administration's latest sanctions bar business with the former Maduro regime while providing safeguards for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
Rows of sailors and others at ceremony with flags (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

A salute to Pacific service members

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo honored the service of Micronesian veterans who fought alongside Americans in the U.S. military.
Pompeo shaking a woman's hand, flanked by two men (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

Pompeo: ‘Small islands are big strongholds of freedom’

The U.S. will negotiate with Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau to extend a security agreement that protects the region's territorial waters.
Four people standing in front of Australian and American flags (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

U.S. and Australia reaffirm ‘mateship’

For over a century, the two countries have enjoyed a prosperous friendship, which was reaffirmed during Secretary Pompeo's visit to Australia.