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Welcoming Singapore to the White House

Watch: President Obama welcomes to the Prime Minister Lee to the White House

Five Things You Should Know Ahead of Singapore Prime Minister Lee’s Visit

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife touched down in Washington, D.C. on Sunday morning for their first State visit to the United States, the 13th of President Obama’s tenure.

Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Act

On August 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed into law legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, creating the Fulbright Program.

5 Things You Should Know About the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Presidential Summit

This week, nearly 1,000 of sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising young leaders are in Washington, D.C. to meet and collaborate with U.S. government, private sector, and civil society leaders as the culmination of their Mandela Washington Fellowship experience.

More Than A Trip to The Beach: Join 1000 Ocean Actions

Over the course of the summer most of us will travel, and many of us will make our way to the beach.

What the President’s Visits to Laos and Burma Reveal About His Foreign Policy

Last week, I travelled to two countries that don’t always get a lot of attention in the United States, but are important to our past and our future. In September, President Obama will become the first sitting President to visit Laos...

Students See International Development in Action to Rebuild Haiti

I escorted 16 graduate students from the U.S. Army War College to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, earlier this year.

#Rio2016: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Team USA!

The first-ever Olympics and Paralympics in South America are just days away.  If you are a U.S. citizen traveling to the Games in Rio de Janeiro, you probably have a to-do list to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Combating the Global Menace of Corruption through Fiscal Transparency

It is encouraging to see that fiscal transparency is increasingly recognized as a key pillar in the fight against corruption.

The United States and India Partner to Strengthen African Peacekeeping

Around the world, peacekeepers play a vital role in helping countries rise above conflict to work towards lasting peace. Both the United States and India have a long history of supporting international peacekeeping.

The State Department’s Mission Starts at Home

It was a pleasure to welcome Secretary Kerry to our Passport Agency in Washington, D.C., on July 12, where he took the opportunity to highlight the surge in U.S. passport applications and introduce the Department’s innovations in expanding and modernizing services to U.S.

Photos That Demonstrate the Face of Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance

In recent decades, the world has witnessed dramatic moments of political change that have created sweeping opportunities for democratic reform and the expansion of human rights.

#ADA26: How the Americans with Disabilities Act Changed America

“America is stronger and more vibrant; it is a better country because of the ADA.” - President Barack Obama

A Guide to Investment Climates Abroad

This month, we rolled out our 2016 Investment Climate Statements -- a comprehensive compilation of global economic information and an outlook of challenges and barriers for U.S.

Why I’m Here: The Importance of the U.S.-?China Relationship

This week I am in China for my fourth trip as the President’s National Security Advisor. Here’s why:

Transforming Development by Empowering the People

Feed the Future, President Obama’s global hunger and food security initiative, invests in developing countries’ agro-food systems and works to improve nutrition for women and children, enabling people -- many of them farmers -- to grow, thrive, and build healthier lives for their famili

Vietnam: A Land of Opportunity for U.S. Exporters

Before you keep reading, let’s conduct an experiment. Open another page on your internet browser and type the word “Viet” into the search bar. What was the first term that came up from the autofill function? It wasn’t “Vietnam”, was it? More than 40 years have passed since the end of the U.S.

We All Need Food, Sometimes We Also Need Help

Over 1,400 miles separate Washington, DC from Haiti. That distance can translate into a gulf between those working on global food security policy in Washington and those with immediate needs due to hunger and malnutrition on a daily basis in other parts of the world.

International Conference Expands Support for Clearing Explosive Hazards in Iraq

The United States is committed to building a strong partnership with a free, democratic, and secure Iraq. Our partners in Iraq have made significant progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, thanks in part to U.S.

United States Convenes Counter-ISIL Ministerial Meeting

On July 21, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter convened a meeting with the foreign and defense ministers of the counter-ISIL coalition at the U.S. Department of State.

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