International Security

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U.S. sanctions seek to deter Iran’s nuclear scientists

The United States sanctioned two scientists for working on Iran's nuclear program. See how the U.S. is seeking to deter the regime's scientists.
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Indicted Rwandan arrested for alleged role in genocide

One of the men accused of orchestrating the genocide in Rwanda, Félicien Kabuga, has been captured and will now face justice.
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Lifting arms embargo on Iran will fuel regime’s terrorism

A U.N. arms embargo against Iran's regime will soon expire. Learn why the U.S. is seeking to extend restrictions on the leading state sponsor of terrorism.
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Iranian regime’s history of provocations continues

Iran's regime continued its pattern of aggression over the past year. Learn more about the regime's recent attacks on shipping and the global economy.
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Southeast Asian countries challenge China over maritime claims

Countries in Southeast Asia are confronting the People's Republic of China over China's expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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Marking the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day [video]

The 75th anniversary of V-E Day recalls the Allies of World War II uniting to achieve victory. Uniting against today's threats is every bit as vital.
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How Americans observed V-E Day during World War II

When the Allied nations of World War II achieved victory in Europe, celebrations erupted across the globe. Learn how various U.S. cities marked the event.
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America sent gear to the USSR to help win World War...

The Lend-Lease program played a big role in World War II. Learn how this U.S. program boosted a key ally, the Soviet Union, in the fight against Hitler.
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Organization of American States celebrates 72 years of democracy

The Organization of American States has defended the rights of all nations in the Western Hemisphere since its founding in 1948.