International Security

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In photos: Yazidi women clear ISIS bombs

Yazidi women working for the Mines Advisory Group clear land mines and explosives from formerly ISIS held areas in northern Iraq.
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Pompeo: Meaningful multilateralism means outcomes, not gestures

The U.S. supports "meaningful and effective multilateralism" for more peaceful relationships. Learn how these tactics have resolved crises in the past.
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In photos: Historic U.S.-India Tiger Triumph military exercise

The U.S. and Indian militaries joined forces for the first tri-service training exercise off the coast of India to practice amphibious exercises.
Juan Guaidó speaking at lectern (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

The Rio Treaty and Venezuela: Myth vs. fact [infographic]

Learn what the Rio Treaty is (and isn't) and what its activation by the OAS means for the former Maduro regime in Venezuela.
Jens Stoltenberg and Mike Pompeo standing at one side of group, speaking closely (© Francisco Seco/AP Images)

Hailing NATO, Pompeo urges alliance to counter new threats

The secretary of state is reaffirming the U.S. commitment to a strong NATO while warning the alliance faces new threats from authoritarian regimes.
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An unshakable commitment: The U.S. and NATO

Every American president since Harry Truman, who championed NATO's creation in 1949, has reaffirmed the United States' commitment to the principle of collective defense.
Jens Stoltenberg at lectern (© Virginia Mayo/AP Images)

NATO’s Stoltenberg: 5G security is crucial

New technologies like 5G and facial recognition will change society. But China's abuse of these technologies puts countries and people at risk.
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Pompeo: U.S. will continue to lead fight against ISIS

The U.S. will continue to lead a global coalition that has achieved major successes against ISIS and is working to prevent the terrorist group's resurgence.
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The unsung, heroic U.S. diplomats of World War I

Learn about the heroes of the State Department who risked their lives to establish diplomacy during World War I — and how their legacy lives on.