A woman inserting a ballot into a glass ballot box at a polling station (© AP Images)

U.S. applauds Ukraine’s progress on reforms

The U.S. stands in solidarity with Ukraine, Vice President Biden says via video at the International Support for Ukraine Conference in Kyiv April 28.

Russia’s occupation of Crimea represses journalism

Recent raids and detentions against independent Crimean journalists indicate that press freedom in Crimea continues to deteriorate under Russian occupation.
President Obama sitting at table with others (White House)

Obama gives ‘second chance’ to 214 prisoners

President Obama reduced the sentences of 214 federal prisoners. He said the act reflects his belief that “America is a nation of second chances.”

As Africa votes, U.S. partnerships support democratic growth

In Africa, 2015 might become known as the year of elections; nearly half the continent’s population will vote in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Is your election free and fair? Consider this …

How can you determine whether your election is free and fair? Here are some important questions to ask.

Voting rights are a cornerstone of democracy

The civil rights movement may be an American story, but it continues to inspire democracy around the world. “We may be diplomats, but we should...

It’s the same everywhere: There must be trust between police and...

Ukraine is overhauling its law enforcement, including making over its police patrol cars and training new police officers.

The beginning of a new relationship with Cuba [video]

Visitors to the newly re-opened Cuban embassy in Washington were enthusiastic about the prospect of expanded contact with the Cuban people.
Family sitting at table eating (© AP Images)

President Trump’s Ramadan message

President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offer their best wishes to Muslims around the world upon the start of Ramadan.