international security

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The U.S. response to the global compact on migration

The United States and other countries as diverse as Australia and Hungary are opposing a U.N. proposal on migration. Read why the U.S. acted this way.
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What’s the INF Treaty? How is Russia breaching it?

The U.S. and NATO say Russia is violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with its development of the 9M729 cruise missile.
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U.S., NATO press Russia to free Ukrainian ships and sailors

The United States and its European allies are resolute in demanding that Russia release the three Ukrainian vessels and crew members it seized.
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New U.S.-Africa strategy will yield ‘lasting stability, prosperity’

The United States announces a new approach to trade, security and aid in Africa in a speech by National Security Adviser John Bolton.
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Pompeo urges U.N. action on Iran’s ballistic missiles

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the United Nations Security Council to stop Iran from developing ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear weapons.
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Condemnation for Russia’s hostilities in Ukrainian waters

The U.S. and other nations offer support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and the right of Ukrainian vessels to move through international waters.
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Families of hostages in Iran plead for their release

The families of six hostages held and tortured in Iranian prisons write an open letter to world leaders asking for their help.
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Sovereignty: What it means and what it doesn’t

When President Trump speaks of sovereignty, he means something very specific that lies at the heart of America's democracy.
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Bob Levinson: Hostage in Iran for 11 years … and counting

Learn more about Iran's policy of taking innocent people hostage, including Bob Levinson. He is the longest-held U.S. hostage in American history.