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Alumni Lead Differently: A Bright Vision for the Future in the Middle East and North Africa

“Alumni approach problems differently,” said Dr. Ali Salim Abood, a 26-year old medical doctor from Baghdad, Iraq.  “We believe that we have the power to change things.  We have a bright vision for the future of our countries.” Dr.  Abood was just one of the 40 young alumni of U.S. Show More Summary

Protecting Iconic Species for Future Generations: A New National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Elephants gather at dusk to drink at a watering hole in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya on March 25, 2012. To protect threatened species like elephants and rhinoceroses for future generations, today the President approved a new National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. Show More Summary

The State Department From a French Perspective

President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande walk up the stairs before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Feb. 10, 2014, for a trip to visit Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Show More Summary

U.S.-Spain Security Partnership Stronger Than Ever

The USS DONALD COOK docks at Pier One of the Rota Naval Station in Andalusia, Spain, on February 11, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] On a windy and cool February afternoon, I joined a small crowd of people, including U.S. Show More Summary

“The Lives of Diplomats: Americans in Paris, 1914”

U.S., France, and Washington, D.C. flags fly on a light pole across the street from the White House in Washington, D.C., on February 10, 2014, in anticipation of a State Visit from French President Francois Hollande. [AP Photo] “Lafayette,...Show More Summary

The United States and Sweden: Partners and Champions for Human Rights

“Values that give rise to dignity, equal opportunity, and justice for every segment of our people are anything but novel concepts.  They are written into our nations’ founding documents.  They are etched into our pasts.  And they are...Show More Summary

Ninety Years and Counting: A Short History of the Winter Games

Norway's Marit Bjoergen leads Sweden's Charlotte Kalla as she skis past the Olympic rings on her way to win the women's cross-country 15k skiathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. [AP Photo] Ninety...Show More Summary

'State in 60 Seconds' Video -- Sports Diplomacy

The State Department uses a variety of diplomatic strategies to meet our foreign policy goals. Sports diplomacy is one of the most effective tools for reaching individuals around the world.  Sports transcend borders, build relations,...Show More Summary

Gearing Up for the Winter Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

Hidenari Kanayama from Japan takes a turn during a training session for the men's singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 7, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. [AP Photo]   Annelies Cook of the United States passes by the...Show More Summary

Moving Toward Zero Tolerance to FGM/C: Building Progress at the Community Level

A Masai girl holds a protest sign during the anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) run in Kilgoris, Kenya, April 21, 2007. Today, the eleventh annual International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), is...Show More Summary

U.S. Embassy Kigali Connects Rwandan Girls to STEM

Two Rwandan secondary school girls ready their Stomp Rocket launchers for a test firing at the inaugural Girls' Tech Fair hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, on February 5, 2014. Participants used improvised range finders to determine which angles helped launch the rockets the farthest. Show More Summary

250 Million Children in the World Cannot Read and USAID Is Doing Something About It

Elementary students greet visitors in their classroom in a public school in suburban Quezon City north of Manila, Philippines, on June 1, 2009. [AP File Photo] Two hundred and fifty million children in the world cannot read according...Show More Summary

Economic Diplomacy in Russia

Russian and U.S. flags fly as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Moscow Vnukovo Airport on May 7, 2013. [AP Photo] U.S. businesses are expanding into almost every corner of the globe, seizing investment opportunities wherever...Show More Summary

U.S. Formally Joins the UN Global Education Initiative

Young Pakistani students hold a hand-written sign during a special class to commemorate the anniversary of Malala Yousufzai's shooting by Taliban, at a school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on October 9, 2013. [AP Photo] Did you know thatShow More Summary

‘An Informed Traveler Is a Safe Traveler’

Travelers use their tablet computers while waiting at the American Airlines terminal for flights at Los Angeles International Airport, April 16, 2013. [AP File Photo] More U.S. citizens are traveling the world today, and they’re traveling to increasingly exotic and sometimes dangerous destinations. Show More Summary

Promoting Security Responsibly: Conventional Arms Transfers a Key Tool of U.S. Foreign Policy

A Boeing F-18 Super Hornet performs its demonstration flight over Bourget airport, during the 47th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, North of Paris, June 19, 2007. [AP Photo] Defense trade is an important part of America’s relations with...Show More Summary

Syrian Women: Critical Partners for Peace

Syrian refugee women stand in line to receive their families share of winter aid kits at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Dec. 3, 2013. [AP File Photo] As negotiations to halt the violence in Syria continue, I am reminded daily of the essential role that Syrian women must play in order to resolve the crisis. Show More Summary

Munich Security Conference Spotlights the Transatlantic Renaissance

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the 50th Munich Security Conference as he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel make a joint appearance in Munich, Germany, on February 1, 2014. [State Department photo / Public Domain] Renewed...Show More Summary

Standing With the People of the Central African Republic for a Stronger Future

Children refugees living in makeshift shelters near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Jan. 28, 2014. [AP Photo] Last week, as I flew into Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), what first appeared as a densely populated city came into sharp focus as a sprawling, miserable settlement of tarps, sticks, and rags. Show More Summary

Secretary Kerry Encourages Faith-Based Efforts to Support Middle East Peace

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the Georgetown University Interfaith Luncheon at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., on January 28, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] “Humanity once shared anShow More Summary

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