International Security

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The People’s Republic of China: Many neighbors, many disputes

From the South China Sea to the Himalayan mountains, the Chinese Communist Party is threatening and bullying its neighbors.
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U.S. and U.K. stand firm against Huawei security risk

The United Kingdom is joining the U.S. in banning equipment made by the Chinese firm Huawei from its fifth-generation (5G) wireless communication networks.
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What is a consulate and why do they close?

The U.S. has closed its consulate in Chengdu, China. Consulates are part of the U.S. mission to other countries, acting as extensions of the embassy.
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U.S. stands with partners in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S. is strengthening its partnerships with Indo-Pacific nations. Learn more about how the U.S. is working to support shared values in the region.
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Pompeo: The free world must triumph over China’s tyranny

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo says free nations must change their approach to China. See how the CCP is threatening prosperity and security.
Female Nepali police saluting (State Dept.)

Want peace and security? Include women in leadership roles.

The State Department plans to promote security by helping women worldwide reach leadership positions in dealing with conflict.
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U.S. rejects China’s ‘unlawful’ claims in South China Sea

The U.S. is rejecting most of the People's Republic of China's claims in the South China Sea and supporting the sovereignty of Southeast Asian nations.
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Instead of food for Venezuelans, cars for the wealthy

U.S. Homeland Security officials seize vehicles bound for Venezuela as part of an attempt by the corrupt Maduro regime to evade sanctions.
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China’s economic blitzkrieg

The Chinese Communist Party is leveraging its economic power to exert influence around the globe and to try to make the world safe for dictatorship.