International Cooperation

Luis Almagro sitting at a table (OAS/Juan Manuel Herrera)

OAS re-elects Luis Almagro, commits to democracy

The Organization of American States chose Luis Almagro again to be its leader for the next five years, signaling a commitment to a free Western Hemisphere.
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U.S. and French colleagues work together on COVID-19 cure

After a Fulbright scholarship in 2015, two virologists became friends and colleagues. Five years later, they're on the front lines of fighting coronavirus.
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U.S. seeks to be Africa’s partner of choice

A U.S. government initiative is helping connect U.S. and African companies. See how the investment is driving development on the second-largest continent.
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U.S. commits millions to combat coronavirus

The U.S. government is donating millions to fight the new coronavirus. Learn how the money will support global efforts to prevent new infections.
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3 ways USAID promotes free, fair elections around the world

Learn how USAID helped lay the groundwork for transparent, peaceful and inclusive electoral processes in Ukraine, Mauritania and the Maldives.
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The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50

Fifty years ago the world took an important step toward stopping the spread of nuclear weapons with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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India says ‘Namaste Trump’ in president’s visit

On his first official visit to India, President Trump joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally to celebrate U.S.-Indian partnership and friendship.
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Iran’s regime a threat to international financial system, group says

An international watchdog calls Iran's regime "high-risk" for terrorist financing. See how Iran's leaders flout international norms.
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Pompeo heads to Saudi Arabia, a steady U.S. friend

Saudi Arabia was Mike Pompeo's first stop in the Middle East as secretary of state in 2018. How did the U.S.-Saudi friendship get started?