International Security

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley speaking at lectern as Antony Blinken looks on (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

State Department creates new position to advocate for diplomatic diversity

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be the U.S. Department of State's first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Learn more here.
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Clearing mines and rebuilding lives after conflict

The U.S. and international partners are clearing land mines from post-conflict countries and supporting land mine survivors. Learn more about these efforts.
Man with mine in water working with men in boat (U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Bauer)

U.S. supports freedom of navigation worldwide

The United States is supporting freedom of navigation around the world, challenging maritime claims that are inconsistent with international law.
Infographic explaining five steps to becoming a U.S. ambassador (State Dept./H. Efrem)

Steps to becoming a U.S. ambassador [infographic]

Being asked by the president to represent America as ambassador to another nation is the job and honor of a lifetime. Learn how one becomes an ambassador.
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U.S. provides $80 million in aid to the Sahel

The United States is providing emergency assistance to the Sahel region. Learn more about how this aid will help people in five African nations.
Antony Blinken speaking in front of flags (© Virginia Mayo/AP Images)

U.S. and allies adapt to face new challenges

Secretary of State Antony Blinken set out his vision for how NATO and other alliances must modernize and adapt to face the challenges of the 21st century.
Antony Blinken meeting another man (© Virginia Mayo/AP Images)

Blinken affirms America’s ‘steadfast commitment’ to NATO

NATO has been a cornerstone of peace and security for decades. Learn how the U.S. and NATO are tackling modern challenges.
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Defense Secretary Austin: U.S.-India partnership ‘remains resilient and strong’

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Indian leaders to strengthen the U.S.-India partnership and advance security in the Indo-Pacific region.
Antony Blinken in mask listening to Jake Sullivan speak (© Frederic J. Brown/AP Images)

Blinken presses Beijing on violations of rules-based order

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging Beijing to curb its aggressive behavior, faulting the PRC's conduct in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and elsewhere.