International Security

World leaders standing on a stage (© Michael Sohn/AP Images)

The Warsaw Process: New solutions to old problems

A multilateral initiative co-led by the U.S. and Poland is bringing together 80 countries to advance global strategic priorities in the Middle East.
Pompeo sitting at desk talking (© Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Partnership or extortion? U.S. vs. Iranian models for the Middle East

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells the U.N. Security Council how the U.S. works with other countries to pursue Middle East peace while Iran uses violence.
Two men seated side by side, talking (State Dept./Nicole Thiher)

U.S. deepens ties with Bhutan

In the highest-level U.S. diplomatic visit in over two decades, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan goes to the "Land of the Thunder Dragon."
Headshot of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (© AP Images)

The clock is ticking on Iranian regime’s restrictions

Arms embargoes against Iran expire in late 2020, allowing the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism to buy tanks, missiles and other weapons.
Thomas Jefferson diplomacy poster (State Dept.)

230 years of diplomacy [poster]

U.S. diplomacy is 230 years old this year. This poster, which carries the image of the first secretary of state, commemorates this long history.
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U.S. trains Kenyan pilots to fight poachers more effectively

A U.S. grant will train Kenya Wildlife Service pilots to fly gyroplanes in their fight against poaching, a major source of funding for terrorism.
Missile being launched (Dept. of Defense)

New interceptor missile will defend civilians

The Arrow-3 system is able to intercept nuclear and biological missiles outside Earth's atmosphere, where they can be safely destroyed.
Three people shaking hands (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Australia, Japan and U.S. work toward maritime security

The three countries announced that they are committed to increasing the presence of maritime law enforcement in the Indo-Pacific region.
Rows of sailors and others at ceremony with flags (© Jonathan Ernst/AP Images)

A salute to Pacific service members

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo honored the service of Micronesian veterans who fought alongside Americans in the U.S. military.