Economic Security

Girl pulling cart of water jugs (© Thomas Koehler/Photothek/Getty Images)

America helps Mongolian capital quench its thirst

A U.S.-funded project aims to avert the water crisis in Ulaanbaatar and make Mongolia a model for recycling wastewater.
Men mining (USAID/Sandra Coburn)

Mining diamonds in Africa while supporting the community

In Côte d’Ivoire, a growing number of artisanal mining operations use techniques that help them find more diamonds while protecting the environment.
Waterway with oil tankers and fishing boats (© Kamran Jebreili/AP Images)

U.S. defends the world’s access to oil through Strait of Hormuz

The United States and regional allies are committed to keeping the sea lanes open in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important international straits.
Illustration of eagle flying upward while holding economic graph (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Robust U.S. economy beckons foreign firms

What makes the U.S. the most popular choice for foreign investors? Its legal protections, huge consumer market and "incredible culture of entrepreneurship."
Men fishing abalone out of ocean (Jun Poblarod/USAID)

Reviving Philippine fishing communities through science

A U.S.-backed project helped improve fishing hatcheries in the Philippines. People now have livelihoods due to the project and others will have access to the research.
Crowd seen through bars (© File/AP Images)

Shareable graphics on Iran’s instability

Download these shareable graphics from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about factors spurring instability in Iran.
Map of world overlaid with dollar signs (© Shutterstock)

The world counts on the dollar

The world has 180 currencies, but the U.S. dollar is used in more international transactions than any other thanks to its stability.
Construction crew working (Morgana Wingard/USAID)

What do you think about ‘debt-trap diplomacy’?

Is your country at risk of "debt-trap diplomacy" — predatory loans that lock countries in a cycle of dependency?
Aerial view of ship and natural gas plant (© Lindsey Janies/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

U.S. boosts India’s energy security with natural gas exports

A U.S. company sent its first shipment of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to India. Diversifying India's energy supply will promote its energy security.