International Security

Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump shaking hands (© Susan Walsh/AP Images)

Trump’s Japan trip signals a strong friendship

President Trump and the first lady will soon pay a state visit to Japan, where they will meet the emperor and reinforce longstanding U.S.-Japanese ties.
Russian square (© Shutterstock)

Secretary Pompeo: ‘Frank discussions’ in Russia

Secretary Pompeo met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Russia, on May 14 to discuss a wide range of topics.
Group of warships sailing (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force/U.S. Navy)

U.S., Japan, India, Philippines sail through South China Sea

India, Japan and the Philippines joined with the United States to protect the freedom of the oceans and vital economic trade routes.
Mike Pompeo talking with other people sitting on couches (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Pompeo in Brussels to coordinate with allies

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with key NATO and European allies in Brussels on May 13 to discuss shared security concerns about Iran.
Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern in historic room (© Mandel Ngan/Reuters Pictures)

U.S., U.K. share a ‘special relationship’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined past and present accomplishments built on U.S. and U.K. cooperation, with an eye on their future successes.
Mike Pompeo walking with other men on a tarmac at night (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

Secretary Pompeo warns Iran is violating Iraqi sovereignty

The United States will continue supporting Iraq's leadership to help ensure that Iraq remains a sovereign, independent nation, Secretary Pompeo says.
Man standing in metal factory (© Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Latest U.S. sanctions target Iran’s metal sectors

The latest round of U.S. sanctions against Iran means that the U.S. has imposed sanctions on Iran’s top two exports: oil and now metals.

U.S. pressure campaign on Iran after 1 year [infographic]

It has been a year since the U.S. ended participation in the flawed Iran nuclear deal and embarked on a pressure campaign on Iran. See the impact.
Pompeo speaking at lectern (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

40th anniversary of Egypt-Israel peace deal celebrated

Forty years ago, Egypt and Israel signed a historic peace treaty that ended more than 30 years of war between the two countries.