Mike Pence waving as a Jordanian soldier stands behind him (© Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)

Pence in Middle East: Shareable quotes

Vice President Pence traveled to Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Here are some quotes to share.

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.
Musicians in tuxedos playing (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

An inside peek at an inaugural ball

Ambassadors and guests from around the world gathered at the Organization of American States to kick off Donald J. Trump’s January 20 inauguration.
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Cuba’s ‘outrageous’ bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council

Cuba wants a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. Find out why its government's human rights record makes it such a poor candidate.
Illustration of person standing at potted plant with hose someone else has shut off (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Foreign investors wanted, but security comes first

No country welcomes more foreign companies than the United States. They create nearly 7 million jobs. But the U.S. also seeks to ensure foreign countries don't get hold of technology that threatens national security.
Nicolás Maduro speaking into microphone with Cilia Flores standing behind him (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Maduro’s stepsons for exploiting Venezuela’s hungry

Associates of Nicolás Maduro used a subsidized-food program for personal enrichment, to reward political supporters and punish opponents.

Japanese prime minister makes history in Washington

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made history on April 29 when he became the first Japanese head of state to address a joint meeting of Congress.
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Historic North American trade agreement explained

President Trump signed the historic USMCA trade deal, which updates and modernizes trade relations in North America and will create prosperity for millions.

Can Ukraine be more like Poland?

Ukraine's reform process will continue with international help, but the country is hindered by Russia’s interference, a former ambassador says.