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.
People playing on a field beneath a blue cloudy sky (© Marvi Lacar/Getty Images)

An American Jewish group helps survivors of Rwanda’s genocide

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, modeled on Israeli villages built for orphans after the Holocaust, is a community for survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
Mike Pompeo talking at lectern in front of crowd (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo affirms strong U.S.-Israel ties

Israel's democracy and prosperity set a model for U.S. hopes for the entire Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.
Map of Ukraine and surrounding region with flag (Shutterstock)

There are rules. A country’s borders can’t be changed by force.

The international community must continue to sustain pressure on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, says Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

President Obama announces a historic nuclear deal with Iran

After two years of negotiations, the U.S. and international partners have achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal that will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

A critical deal with Iran, but more work to be done

The United States, Iran, and our negotiating partners from the UN Security Council and European Union agreed on the parameters of a plan that, if finalized and implemented, will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
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.
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The sanctions countdown clock is ticking

U.S. sanctions suspended under the Iran nuclear deal return November 4. President Trump promises "severe consequences" for countries who fail to comply.
Michael Scott Peters smiling, with row of flags in the background (State Dept./D.A Peterson)

U.S. youth observer to the U.N. raises awareness about human trafficking

In secondary school, Michael Scott Peters wrote a paper on the U.N. Now, years later, he wants to make his mark as the U.S. youth observer to the body.