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Russia’s leaders use state media as a political weapon

Russia's state-owned media remain loyal to the government and stifle opposing views. The outlets spread disinformation about other nations.
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New U.S. law to combat forced labor in Xinjiang

The U.S. is strengthening efforts to deter the People's Republic of China's use of forced labor in Xinjiang. Learn about these new steps.
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U.S., NATO allies strengthen trans-Atlantic bond

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with European allies to discuss their union and ways to guard against possible Russian aggression.
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On 8888 anniversary, U.S. honors Burma’s push for democracy

The August 8, 1988, uprising continues to inspire calls for democracy in Burma. The United States has long supported Burma's democratic aspirations.
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U.S., international partners support Burma’s path to democracy [rolling updates]

The United States and partner nations support the Burmese people's calls for democracy. Learn more about efforts to deter human rights violations in Burma.
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Democratic partners condemn crackdown in Belarus

The United States and partner nations have sanctioned Belarusian officials in an effort to deter the regime's human rights violations.
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Nations support U.S. holding Russia to account

The U.S. is sanctioning Russian intelligence and others for malign activities, including attempting to undermine the 2020 U.S. election.
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U.S. and international partners target Beijing’s Uyghur oppression

The United States and international partners are sanctioning Chinese government officials for violating rights of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang.
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U.S. sanctions Burmese officials for attacks on protesters

The United States is imposing sanctions on Burmese officials responsible for attacks on protesters calling for restoration of the country's democracy.