Children on parade float in front of Eiffel Tower replica (State Dept./D.A. Peterson

A Virginia city parades its support for NATO

The NATO Parade of Nations steps off each spring through the streets not of Brussels — NATO’s headquarters — but Norfolk, Virginia, a historic naval town.

Everything you wanted to know about trolls but were afraid to...

In the information age, the Internet can be a battlefield. Former Internet trolls reveal the inner workings of Russia's Internet Research Agency.
NATO flag waving (Shutterstock)

NATO membership open for countries that share democratic, free-market values [video]

NATO membership has its benefits, like a general rise in GDP, but it requires a shared belief in democracy, a free economy and a unanimous vote.
Large conference room filled with people surrounding circular table (© Reuters/Jim Young)

Learn about NATO in 3 minutes by watching these videos

Leaders of the 28 countries that make up NATO will meet in Brussels on May 25. Learn about the Alliance and how it works.
Woman speaking into the camera (State Dept.)

Youth & the Global Agenda Webchat

Want to participate in global issues but don't know where to start? U.N. Youth Observer Nicol Perez is taking your questions on September 27 at 15:00 UTC.
Mobile phone showing refugee photo (© AP Images)

5 ways social media helps Syrian refugees

Popular social media sites highlight how social media has been supporting Syrian refugees. The sites offer ways you can help refugees.
People sitting around large conference table (NATO)

For NATO Allies, an investment and capabilities pledge for collective defense

When President Trump met with his NATO counterparts in Brussels May 25, a top agenda item was ensuring that Allies more equitably invest in defense.

The tiny atom delivers big benefits in unexpected ways

Peaceful nuclear technology has been improving people’s lives for 50 years, thanks to the cooperation made possible by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Painting of Benjamin Franklin reading at desk (White House Historical Association)

On becoming an ‘ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary’

Good foreign relations are vital for every country. Learn about America's first ambassador, Benjamin Franklin, and how someone becomes an ambassador.