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A Historic Deal To Prevent Iran From Acquiring a Nuclear Weapon

After two years of negotiations, the P5+1 -- the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, and Germany -- along with the European Union, achieved a comprehensive, long-term nuclear deal with Iran.

Feeding the Accelerator: Building A More Food-Secure Future Through Innovation

World fairs have always been about innovation. Milan Expo 2015, with the theme of “Feeding the Future, Energy for Life”, is no exception.  As part of U.S.

American Zakat: Educating Syrian Refugees in Southern Turkey

Ramadan is a time for reflection and sacrifice. Additionally, it is a special time to fulfill the Islamic pillar of zakat, or charity. Across the world, Muslims -- and many non-Muslims --  exercise goodwill during the holy month and engage in charitable activities.

Big Data? Small Data? We Need An “All of the Above” Strategy For Development Data

There is no shortage of debate about the power and perils of data -- particularly big data -- for development. On the one hand, data can be used to better track disease, economic performance, crime, and climate patterns.

Faces of Open Government: Q&A With The Special Advisor for U.S. Foreign Assistance

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) featured the State Department's Special Advisor for U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources and Project Lead for a Q&A on the OGP blog. Here's what Special Advisor Klein had to s...

20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide

This week the United States joined the international community to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide mourning the loss of 8,000 people who were murdered in the mountains of Eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 years ago. 

Leadership at USAID Q&A: Susan Markham Shares Why Gender Equality Matters

We cannot end extreme poverty without addressing gender. Period. Women are key drivers of economic growth. In order to eradicate extreme poverty and build vibrant economies, women and girls must gain access to and control of capital, land, markets, education, and leadership opportunities.

Empowering Women and Girls Through Soccer

Just a few days ago, a record number of people tuned in to watch the 23-member women’s squad defeat Japan 5-2  -- securing the United States’ third World Cup title. The United States Women’s Soccer team is the first national women’s soccer team to win three world titles.  The last time the U.S.

Advancing Norms of Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace

Secretary Kerry noted recently that a fundamental goal of the United States is to create “a climate in which all states are able to enjoy the benefits of cyberspace; all have incentives to cooperate and avoid conflict; and all have good reason not to disrupt or attack one another” -- a concept we

Fighting Piracy by Promoting Maritime Security

In recent years, the international community has successfully come together to address the threat of criminal gangs operating from Somalia’s ungoverned coastline to target commercial vessels along one of the world’s busiest shipping corridors, the Gulf of Aden.

Deputy Secretary Blinken Participates in Facebook Q&A Prior to Trip to Nigeria and Niger

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken is traveling to Nigeria and Niger to meet with a wide range of government officials and non-governmental experts to discuss key political, economic, and security issues.  

The Power of Africa: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Watts

Imagine a world without light above a dim path at night or no wall outlet for charging your phone beside your bed. Unfortunately, a world without power is reality for two out of every three people in sub-Saharan Africa.

Tons of Confiscated Ivory Burned in Mozambique to Fight Poaching

On Monday, in front of Mozambican NGOs, foreign diplomats and a swath of television cameras, Mozambique's Minister for Land, Environment, and Rural Development set fire to a confiscated stockpile of 2.4 tons of ivory and over 400 pounds of rhinoceros horns and sea turtle shells.

Fighting Global Drug Addiction

We know there is a connection between drug trafficking and transnational organized crime and corruption. The demand for illicit drugs, both in the United States and abroad, fuels the power, impunity, and violence of criminal organizations around the globe.

Challenge: Violent Extremism and Youth Radicalization

In June I attended meetings at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, and UNESCO world headquarters in Paris, France.

A Strategic Opportunity to Advance U.S.-Vietnam Relations

This week, the United States and Vietnam will open a new chapter in our history as General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong travels to Washington, the first visit by Vietnam’s Communist Party General Secretary to the U.S. since our two nations established relations 20 years ago.

U.S. Helps Clear a Path to a Safer Zimbabwe

Thirty-five years after the end of its war of independence, Zimbabwe remains one of the most severely landmine-impacted countries in the world, even as regional neighbors Mozambique

Washington Diplomatic Community Celebrates U.S. Independence Day with ‘A Night at the Ballpark’

This Fourth of July, hundreds of diplomats and special guests from around the world gathered atop the historic Harry S. Truman building for the State Department’s annual Independence Day celebration.

Happy #4thofJuly!

On July 4, 2015, we celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the United States.

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