International Cooperation

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Building bridges through cultural exchange

The State Department's Exchange Visitor Program is now called BridgeUSA, emphasizing private-sector opportunities for people who wish to work in the U.S.
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European nations crack down on Iran-backed Hizballah

European nations are bolstering restrictions on Hizballah. Learn more about how countries are countering the Iran-backed terrorist organization.
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U.S. urges partners to counter China’s foreign meddling

The Chinese Communist Party is threatening free and open societies worldwide. Learn more about the regime's coercive activities.
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Preserving an invaluable monastery in Georgia

The U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation is providing more than $600,000 for the preservation of Jvari Monastery's major church.
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U.S. partnerships bolster Indo-Pacific prosperity

The United States is advancing partnerships in the Indo-Pacific that will help boost prosperity as the region recovers from COVID-19.
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Geographer for diplomats: Maps matter

Lee Schwartz, the State Department's geographer, approves all government maps to ensure they conform with U.S. policy. Read about the role of these maps.
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A trans-Atlantic awakening to the China challenge

The United States and the European Union are working together to support democratic values and combat the Chinese Communist Party's aggressive behavior.
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U.S. provides training to prevent atrocities

The U.S. is helping nations prevent atrocities against vulnerable populations with data and specialized training. Read about U.S. aid to nations in need.
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U.S., allies pledge to cooperate in space exploration

The U.S. and several allies signed the Artemis Accords to ensure the peaceful exploration of space. Learn more about plans for future missions.