International Security

Trucks and military personnel in desert with military aircraft taking off overhead (U.S. Army/Private First Class Clara Soria-Hernandez)

U.S. helping African partners fight terrorism

Exercise Flintlock is part of the United States’ long-standing commitment to promoting good governance, security and economic growth in Africa.
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Protecting the U.S. from risky foreign investment

The U.S. welcomes foreign investment in U.S. companies, but also has safeguards to protect national security. Learn more about those protections.
Two people surrounded by scientific equipment, papers and a chalkboard (© Bill Denison/Drew University/Getty Images)

How the U.S. protects academic freedom

Academic freedom — the ability to study, learn, collaborate and publish freely — is essential to research and innovation, and it must be protected.
Metal wall covered with razor wire, and residential area in background (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. border agency touts immigration enforcement

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Trump administration's southwest border policy is working to stem illegal immigration.
Graphic about steps universities take to protect sensitive research (AAU)

How universities protect sensitive research [infographic]

Universities around the world are taking steps to protect their sensitive research from attempts by the Chinese Communist Party or others to steal it.
Vehicle traveling along wall topped with wire (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

Illegal U.S. border crossings decline for 8th consecutive month

As construction of the U.S. southern border wall continues, border apprehensions have declined since May 2019. Learn more about border security here.
Pompeo speaking to a crowd, with his image on a screen behind him (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Growing respect for Israel strengthens the Middle East

Nations in the Middle East are increasingly accepting Israel's place in the region, Secretary Pompeo says. Learn about the values the U.S. and Israel share.
Dean Rusk signing document at table as other men look on (© Corbis/Getty Images)

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50

Fifty years ago the world took an important step toward stopping the spread of nuclear weapons with the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Illustration of ammunition belt holding bullets, with rolled currency in one pocket in place of a bullet (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Iran’s regime a threat to international financial system, group says

An international watchdog calls Iran's regime "high-risk" for terrorist financing. See how Iran's leaders flout international norms.