Bringing Americans Home

Embassy Officer Lorelei Snyder (left in vest) coordinates with Peruvian National Police officers to ensure appropriate screening procedures for U.S. passengers on repatriation flights at the Grupo Ocho Peruvian Air Force Base in Callao, March 25. Photo by Edward Sanchez
By Eric G. Falls

Connecting Innovators

Award winners stand on the stage at the GIST Awards Ceremony during the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague, Netherlands, June 2019. Photo by Genesis Lodise
By Alexis Lennon and Sarah Staton The American economy was built on innovation. Today, industry-transforming innovation can come from anywhere in the world. For American...

Defending China’s Vulnerable Minorities

Ethnic Kazakh-Chinese participants hold pictures of their family members detained in Xinjiang, China at a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Feb. 2. Photo by Ron Przysucha
By Alyxandria Hoge In the vast deserts of the far-western reaches of China, a harrowing scene has unfolded in recent years. A massive system of...

Preserving America’s Cultural Heritage

The Old Tangier Legation in Morocco was gifted to the United States on May 17, 1821 from Sultan Moulay Suliman as a token of appreciation for the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship that had been signed in 1786. In 1777, Morocco was the first country whose head of state recognized the newly independent United States. The Legation was added to the U.S. National Register in 1981 and was made a National Historic Landmark in 1982. Photo by saiko3p
By Tobin Tracey National Preservation Month, celebrated every May, is a global celebration that highlights the nation’s heritage through historic places and their meaningful stories....

Making a Difference

Members of the ECS team, from left: Dr. Chantay White, Dr. Young Hoang, Jackie Pouncy-Smith, Dr. Vivian Sheliga, Amy Mallory-Smith, Amelia Goodyear, Pollenetta Douglas, Kristin Scholl, and Paulette Baldwin. Photo courtesy of ECS
By Young Hoang, Ph.D.

Surviving the Outbreak

ConGen Wuhan staff provide instructions on luggage handling procedures to U.S. citizen evacuees at the Wuhan International Airport, Jan. 28. Photo by Jamie Fouss
By Russell J. Westergard

Champions of Diplomacy

By Amanda J. Richard The first floor of the Harry S. Truman Building was a bustling hive of activity, Feb. 25-26, as leaders of the...

Friendship Forest

Ambassador George Glass and his wife Mary plant pine trees in the U.S.-Portugal Friendship Forest during FestVerde. Photo courtesy of Embassy Lisbon
By Krystle Norman Ambassador George Glass and his wife Mary arrived in Portugal in August 2017, just as the country was experiencing the deadliest wildfire...

Mission Professionals

Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan shakes hands with school children during a tour of the Northern Region of Ghana, March 14, 2019. Photo by Archibald Sackey
By Stephanie S. Sullivan Advancing America’s image in Ghana is a Mission-wide effort that directly supports the Trump Administration’s Africa Strategy. Embassy Accra’s interagency public...