international security

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How Russia conducts false flag operations

Nations plant "false flags" to look like victims or justify war. Learn how Russia has used false flag operations to hide its aggression.
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Resolving conflicts: Diplomacy works

What is the best way to reduce conflicts and civil turmoil? Take a look at how peaceful negotiations have worked in the past.
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America’s steadfast support for Ukraine, European security

The United States and NATO allies remain committed in their support for Ukraine’s independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty.
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Working to keep the world safe from nuclear weapons

The U.S. works with other countries to reduce risks from nuclear weapons and improve access to peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
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U.S. a ‘steadfast partner’ in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S. is expanding partnerships across the Indo-Pacific to increase prosperity and security and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Sharing sensitive technology responsibly

The U.S. and partner nations work to keep dangerous technologies out of the wrong hands. Learn more about these efforts.
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U.S., NATO allies strengthen trans-Atlantic bond

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with European allies to discuss their union and ways to guard against possible Russian aggression.
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U.S. Africa Command helps partners address security, COVID-19

U.S. Africa Command is supporting African nations in countering extremist groups and fighting COVID-19. Learn about AFRICOM's many partnerships.
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Solving global problems together through multilateralism

Multilateral institutions are taking steps to strengthen democracy, protect human rights, combat COVID-19 and address climate change.