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Woman in tea field picking tea leaves (Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in Africa without creating debt traps

The U.S. partners with private companies to provide aid around the world for transparent, bottom-up growth and development that supports local communities.
Workers in a garment workshop making clothes (© PVH)

Clothing giant looks to Ethiopia as start-to-finish supplier

Clothing company PVH has added Ethiopia to its supply chain in a big way with an environmentally friendly industrial park employing thousands of women.
Mattis, Pompeo, Swaraj and Sitharaman standing in front of flags (© Manish Swarup/AP Images)

Pompeo in India: ‘Our partnership has been steadily growing’

Learn more about the historic September 6 meeting among top diplomatic and military officials from the U.S. and India in New Delhi.
U.S. and India flags

A look at the U.S.-India relationship [infographic]

India is a vital U.S. global partner. Check out the economic, military and people-to-people ties in the U.S.-India relationship.
Men mining (USAID/Sandra Coburn)

Mining diamonds in Africa while supporting the community

In Côte d’Ivoire, a growing number of artisanal mining operations use techniques that help them find more diamonds while protecting the environment.
Waterway with oil tankers and fishing boats (© Kamran Jebreili/AP Images)

U.S. defends the world’s access to oil through Strait of Hormuz

The United States and regional allies are committed to keeping the sea lanes open in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most important international straits.
Illustration of eagle flying upward while holding economic graph (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Robust U.S. economy beckons foreign firms

What makes the U.S. the most popular choice for foreign investors? Its legal protections, huge consumer market and "incredible culture of entrepreneurship."
Mike Pompeo and President Trump (© Olivier Douliery/Getty Images)

U.S. reinstates sanctions against Iran

Sanctions that were lifted under the Iran nuclear deal are returning. Here's what will happen next and which sectors will be affected.
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Southeast Asian shoppers crave high-quality U.S. products

A recent U.S.-led agricultural trade mission to Jakarta connected U.S. food product company representatives and state government leaders with regional importers.