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Creating ‘Sinews of Peace’ in Cyberspace: How U.S. Diplomatic Engagement Strengthens U.S. Economic and National Security

Just over seven decades ago a great British diplomat and statesman, Winston Churchill, responding to issues of his day, traveled to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri to share his landmark speech entitled Sinews of Peace.

Celebrating Asian American Diversity at State

Since 1978, the United States has celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May. The month provides an opportunity to publicly recognize the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans that enrich our nation.

National Missing Children’s Month: State Department Joins Focus on the Welfare of Children

In the State Department’s Office of Children’s Issues, every day we advance the cause of our most vulnerable U.S. citizens: our children, and their families, who are affected by international parental child abduction.

'I Am American': A Diplomatic Security Special Agent's Perspective on Diversity

I was once asked, “What kind of American are you?” Well, my cultural heritage, language, and upbringing make me different, but I’m still American.  As a matter of fact, I’m like most Americans in that I’m an immigrant.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation Bolsters Niger's Agriculture Sector

In July 2016, MCC signed a $437 million compact with the Government of Niger to improve access to water for agriculture and livestock and expand access to markets.

A Day of Remembrance

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and our citizens' desire to honor our fallen heroes by decorating their graves with flowers, and later our flag.

President Trump Meets with World Leaders Before the NATO Summit

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday evening for their fourth stop on their trip abroad. President Trump met with leaders from around the world before the NATO Summit in Brussels.

Demining in War Zones Creates Paths to Peace

A key component of the United States’ ongoing stabilization efforts in areas of Iraq liberated from the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) involves the safe disposal of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Strengthening the Bond Between the United States and Israel

President Donald J. Trump has made it clear that under his Administration, the United States stands with Israel. The President spent Monday and Tuesday visiting Israel, strengthening the friendships and partnerships between our two countries.

U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development: Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

President Trump requested $37.6 billion for the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) budget in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.

President Trump Meets With Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel

Today, President Donald J. Trump met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered remarks together shortly after the President visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the the Western Wall.

President Trump Arrives in Israel

n Monday, May 22, President Trump arrived in Israel and was welcomed by President Rivlin of Israel. Shortly after arriving, President Trump and President Rivlin delivered remarks. President Rivlin proclaimed, “we are happy to see, America is back in the area, America is back again.”

President Trump Delivers Remarks at the Arab Islamic American Summit

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, President Donald J. Trump delivered remarks at the Arab Islamic American Summit. The President thanked King Salman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting the summit and also thanked the many foreign leaders for attending.

A Look Back at the U.S.-Saudi Friendship

Saudi Arabia is President Donald J. Trump’s first stop on his first international trip as the leader of the United States, a fact that highlights the importance he attributes to the U.S.-Saudi relationship.

Biking for Diplomacy

Friday, May 19, marks the annual Bike to Work Day celebration. This year’s event is a special one: 2017 marks the modern bicycle’s 200th birthday!

The Role of Cities in Countering Violent Extremism

The Strong Cities Network (SCN) is a notable example of a group building resilience against violent extremism among cities and local leaders around the world.

An Update on the Situation in Syria

On May 15 U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert was joined by Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones at the U.S. Department of State to present an update on the six-year crisis in Syria after his recently return from the talks in Astana.

Equipping the Next Generation of Scientists and Medical Workers in Ghana

Across Ghana’s health sector there are critical shortages?—?from nurses and midwives to radiologists and medical laboratory technologists.

Preventing Outbreaks: U.S. Investment in Global Health Security Training

Biological agents including viruses, bacteria, and toxins, can devastate local economies with their potential effects on humans and livestock.

Nigeria Commits to Scaling Up Use of Antiseptic Gel to Reduce Newborn Deaths

In November of last year, the Government of Nigeria launched three new policies aimed at promoting newborn health.

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