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Iran’s economy reeling as U.S. sanctions target regime

The Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran's regime has led to plummeting oil exports and skyrocketing inflation.
Pompeo and Mnuchin at lectern taking questions from reporters (© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. tightens sanctions’ grip on terror networks

The Trump administration is strengthening U.S. authority to target terrorist networks and their financial supporters around the world.
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U.S. and ASEAN join forces in historic exercise

For the first time, the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations partnered for an official maritime training exercise.
Houses on stilts in ocean seen from beach (© Zoonar GmbH/Alamy)

Promoting prosperity in the Indo-Pacific

What is most important to have a thriving Indo-Pacific region? Economic investment, secured waterways, and diplomatic relations.
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U.S. oil boom breaks records

The United States is the world's largest oil and natural gas producer. By 2020, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter.
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U.S. tightens sanctions on Maduro, citing his ‘usurpation of power’

The Trump administration's latest sanctions bar business with the former Maduro regime while providing safeguards for humanitarian aid to Venezuela.
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U.S. and Australia reaffirm ‘mateship’

For over a century, the two countries have enjoyed a prosperous friendship, which was reaffirmed during Secretary Pompeo's visit to Australia.
Nicolás Maduro speaking into microphone with Cilia Flores standing behind him (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Maduro’s stepsons for exploiting Venezuela’s hungry

Associates of Nicolás Maduro used a subsidized-food program for personal enrichment, to reward political supporters and punish opponents.
Aerial view of oil tanker unloading oil at port (© China Stringer Network/Reuters)

U.S. sanctions Chinese firm for buying Iranian oil

The latest application of U.S. sanctions shows the Trump administration's intent to enforce restrictions against Iran's regime.