Iranian woman at desk (State Dept.)video

Iranian women: Before and after Islamic Revolution [video]

Meet a few of the remarkable women who were thriving in Iran before Islamic fundamentalists overthrew Iran’s government in 1979.
Pompeo (right) seated in a chair talking to Condoleezza Rice (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Using deterrence to make the world safer

The U.S. is seeking to deter the Iranian regime and other nations' aggression. See the steps allied nations are taking to restore deterrence.
Smiling woman wrapping Iranian flag around her shoulders (© Robert F. Bukaty/AP Images)

Iranian Olympian has defected

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist said her decision to leave Iran was difficult, but necessary.
A patient lying down at the end of a row of empty beds (© Andrea Hernandez/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Mental health in Maduro’s Venezuela

Medicine shortages inside Venezuela and a lack of mental health support for refugees outside of the country are killing Venezuelans.
Illustration of Martin Luther King Jr. above street sign bearing his name (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Where streets have one name: Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn what inspired dozens of countries to name thousands of streets after Martin Luther King Jr., whose legacy is honored every January in the U.S.
Illustration of a Chinese student under the outline of a thought bubble (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why is Beijing afraid of ‘freedom of thought’?

As part of China's ongoing crackdown against academic freedom, the Communist Party changed the charter of a prominent university.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin standing at lectern (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions target Iranian regime’s ‘brute squad’

The U.S. is hitting the Iranian regime's security forces with new sanctions. See how maximum pressure is stripping revenues that would support terrorism.
People in hard hats standing amid destroyed buildings and rubble (© Alejandro Pagni/AP Images)

Beyond the pale: Iranian regime’s pattern of depravity

The unprovoked aggression of Iran's leaders spans decades. Learn more about some of the most violent acts of an outlaw regime.
People crossing city crosswalk in front of cars (© Roy Essoyan/AP Images)

Iran: A thriving modern society before 1979 revolution [photo essay]

These photographs show how Iran was a thriving modern society before the 1979 revolution. They also attest to Iran's potential to become one again.