international security

Military personnel standing behind ballot box (© Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS/Getty Images)

U.S., EU condemn Russia-staged elections in eastern Ukraine

In violation of the Minsk agreements, Russia orchestrated illegal elections in regions of eastern Ukraine it continues to hold by force.
Group photo of foreign service officers after being sworn in (State Dept.)

The new faces of American diplomacy

Learn why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants a more diverse foreign service and how the State Department reflects America’s changing demographics.
Portrait of a smiling man (State Dept./David A. Peterson)

U.S. universities a proving ground for future diplomats

Meet two young people who hope to become diplomats one day. They believe studying in the U.S. will help them to achieve their goals.
Enormous crowd filling city street (National Archives Still Picture Records Section)

America commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I armistice

One hundred years ago, World War I came to an end. Countries across the world are coming together to commemorate the anniversary.
Missile fired into air (© Iranian Army/AP Images)

U.S. enforces ‘toughest sanctions ever’ on Iran

The U.S. sanctions on Iran's energy industry and banks will stop the regime from spreading destruction around the world, but let in food and medicine.
Illustration of ammunition belt holding bullets plus rolled currency in one chamber (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Iran is ‘high risk,’ says global anti-money-laundering group

Iran may soon return to a blacklist of countries banned from engaging in the international finance system for failure to comply with anti-terrorism norms.
Military personnel rushing out of the back of a helicopter (Captain Evert-Jan Daniels/Allied Joint Force Command Naples)

31 countries come together for NATO’s Trident Juncture

Thirty-one countries work seamlessly together in the NATO exercise Trident Juncture, which simulates the invasion of a European ally.
Mike Pompeo at lectern (© Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pompeo: A fully denuclearized North Korea is within reach

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Trump's approach has made it possible to achieve a denuclearized North Korea.
US Navy ship (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Benjamin Dobbs)

U.S. Navy conducts routine transit of Taiwan Strait

The U.S. Navy sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait as part of its commitment to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.