international security

Diptych of construction site for United Nations and U.N. Secretariat Building with flags in front (Both photos: © UN)

Looking back at the U.N.’s place in New York

As world leaders come to U.N. headquarters in New York for the annual General Assembly, take a look back at the site's genesis, 75 years ago.
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United with Ukraine [rolling updates]

Check out our latest coverage of the developments in Ukraine and the U.S. response. This article will be updated on a rolling basis.
Joe Biden greeting Kishida Fumio and Yoon Suk Yeol in front of sign that reads 'Camp David' (© Andrew Harnik/AP)

U.S., Japan and South Korea launch new era of partnership

The U.S., Japan and the Republic of Korea are working together to advance science, tech and security. Learn more about their partnership.
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5 symbols of Ukrainian independence

Ukraine celebrates its Independence Day August 24. Learn more about a few symbols that represent Ukraine’s pride, sacrifice and unity.
Young girl carrying large containers walking with long line of refugees (© Moses Sawasawa/AP)

U.S. continues humanitarian aid for Africa

The U.S. is rushing humanitarian aid to people across Africa who have been affected by conflict. Learn about this lifesaving support.
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U.S. destroys stockpile to help rid the world of chemical weapons

The U.S. government has destroyed the last of its chemical weapons. Learn more about efforts to keep the world safe from chemical weapons.
Young men and women shoveling debris in bombed-out building (© Roman Hrytsyna/AP)

500 days of Ukrainian resilience

The war has made heroes of everyday people in Ukraine. Meet a few of them as Ukraine has passed the 500th day since Russia's invasion.
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Billions pledged for Ukraine’s recovery

World leaders recently pledged billions of dollars and euros toward Ukraine’s recovery. See what the U.S. and its allies are doing to help.
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U.S. continues humanitarian support for Syria

Syrians face dual crises from natural disasters and conflict. Learn how the U.S. is supporting the relief effort.