international cooperation

One role for sanctions: Isolating a bully

If you agree that bigger nations should not bully smaller ones, you probably oppose recent Russian aggression and support Ukraine's efforts to achieve democracy. That's...

Obama vows to combat cybercrime

Recent cyberattacks on U.S. government agencies, banks and retailers and a December 2014 hack of the Sony film studio brought home the risks related...

Picture this: a world that protects its wetlands

Wetlands are home to rich biodiversity and serve important ecological functions, such as absorbing floodwaters and filtering pollutants. They benefit humans, providing food, fresh...

Obama on the coalition’s fight against ISIL: ‘We will succeed’

The United States and its coalition partners will defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), President Obama told a worldwide audience in...

Biden promotes Caribbean energy security

Vice President Biden says that energy security in Caribbean and Central American nations is a significant issue for the United States and the Western...

What’s really causing violent extremism?

Countering terrorism is a global issue that requires a coherent strategy. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. Secretary of State John...

Building better ties through trade

The United States is eager to improve connections among producers and consumers in the United States and East Asia to benefit all trading partners. That...

Gains against Daesh

At a meeting of Counter-ISIL Coalition members in London on January 22, Secretary of State John Kerry said international efforts at degrading Islamic State...

On Ukraine, terrorism and climate change, U.S. and EU agree

Ukraine topped the agenda in a January 21 meeting between top diplomats from the United States and the European Union. “Today, we reviewed the alarming...