Group photo of foreign service officers after being sworn in (State Dept.)

The new faces of American diplomacy

Learn why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a more diverse foreign service and how the State Department reflects America’s changing demographics.
Portrait of a smiling man (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

U.S. universities a proving ground for future diplomats

Meet two young people who hope to become diplomats one day. They believe studying in the U.S. will help them to achieve their goals.
Young man waving flag of the Philippines at a parade (© Alamy)

Bonds between U.S. and Philippines run deep

The U.S. and the Philippines are pledged to mutual defense, but the bond between them is deeper than that, including a shared language and common values.
Enormous crowd filling city street (National Archives Still Picture Records Section)

America commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I armistice

One hundred years ago, World War I came to an end. Countries across the world are coming together to commemorate the anniversary.

U.S. sanctions: What they do and don’t do

The returning U.S. sanctions will put pressure on the government of Iran, but humanitarian aid to the Iranian people will continue as it always has.
Military personnel rushing out of the back of a helicopter (Captain Evert-Jan Daniels/Allied Joint Force Command Naples)

31 countries come together for NATO’s Trident Juncture

Thirty-one countries work seamlessly together in the NATO exercise Trident Juncture, which simulates the invasion of a European ally.
Mike Pompeo at lectern (© Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pompeo: A fully denuclearized North Korea is within reach

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Trump's approach has made it possible to achieve a denuclearized North Korea.
US Navy ship (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Benjamin Dobbs)

U.S. Navy conducts routine transit of Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait as part of its commitment to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Men in uniform sitting and standing outside (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iran exports violence and repression

Iran suppresses its own people through a volunteer paramilitary force loyal to the regime and trains others outside of Iran on how to do the same.