Lone figure walking along narrow street in darkness (© Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

China’s surveillance state: An open-air prison in Xinjiang

Life for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang is like living in an open-air prison, with cameras everywhere, police on every corner and no privacy.
Two seated men talking (© Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters)

Pompeo: Many countries are following Chile’s example [infographic]

Once under a military dictatorship, Chile made a peaceful transition to democracy and embraced free markets and capitalism. Today, Chile is thriving.
Close-up of several Iranian flags (© Morteza Nikoubazl /Reuters)

More countries join U.S. efforts to curb Iran’s terrorist campaign

Here's what countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia have done to thwart the Iranian regime's global campaign of terror.
Illustration of a Chinese dragon snaking its way through a university building (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Do Confucius Institutes threaten academic freedom?

Academics and policymakers say the Chinese Communist Party exports censorship to universities in other countries through its cultural centers.
An aerial view of the Coca Codo Sinclair Dam project (© Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times/Redux)

Study warns against Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ investment

The risks and costs associated with Chinese infrastructure projects are greater than they first appear, a new report says.
Lines of soldiers marching (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

U.S.: Iran’s ‘Guard Corps’ is a terrorist organization

By designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the U.S. now has more tools to counter Iran's global campaign of terrorism.
Watchtower and security cameras seen through barbed wire on top of wall (© Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Why do Chinese ‘boarding schools’ need barbed wire and cattle prods?

Though the Chinese government calls them schools, budget documents, human rights reports and survivors' accounts tell a more brutal story.
Cars and trucks on street in front of bank (State Dept.)video

U.S. sanctions Iranian network [video]

The U.S. has disrupted a network of Iranian front companies and will continue to enforce sanctions to block financing of state-sponsored terrorist groups.
Brian Hook at lectern, with world map on screen behind (© Cliff Owen/AP Images)

U.S.: Iranian regime ‘does not invest in its own people’

U.S. official Brian Hook explains how Iranian authorities prioritize funding their revolutionary ideology abroad over improving their domestic economy.