International Security

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U.S. empowers women to create lasting peace and security

The U.S. continues to build upon its 2017 Women, Peace, and Security Act by helping women around the world to be socially and economically empowered.
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Venezuela’s crisis threatens nearby democracies

The illegitimate Maduro regime's abetting of illegal activities, like drug and gold trafficking, destroys democracy inside and outside of Venezuela.
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U.S. advances freedoms, sovereignty in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S. and its partners are backing a free and open Indo-Pacific, while the Chinese Communist Party bullies its neighbors in the region.
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Courage under fire: One diplomat’s story

William Rowland was on his first assignment in the Republic of the Congo when rebels threatened the U.S. Embassy during the 1997 civil war.
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U.S. bolsters commitment to the nations of the Mekong region

The United States is strengthening its commitment to the countries of the Mekong River basin, focusing on water management, transnational crime and health.
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U.S. universities move to protect students from China’s authoritarian reach

U.S. officials and student groups are urging colleges to defend against China's authoritarian reach on campus. Learn about steps some schools are taking.
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Pompeo: U.S. and Greece celebrate strong alliance

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo visited Thessaloniki and Crete in Greece to support many U.S.-Greece partnerships for the future.
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U.S. targets Iranian regime’s global cyberattacks

Hackers working for the Iranian regime have targeted entities worldwide, stealing information and monitoring Iranian citizens.
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Afghanistan faces historic opportunity for peace

The U.S. peace agreement with the Taliban in February cleared the way for current talks in Afghanistan toward a lasting peace in the country.