A Danish Demining Group deminer carefully extracts a landmine from the side of the mountain in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Danish Demining Group

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement

Opening photo: A Danish Demining Group deminer carefully extracts a landmine from the side of the mountain in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy...

Office of Global Social Media

Opening illustration: The Department of State’s flagship social media accounts communicate foreign policy priorities to a global audience. Images of tweets...

Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues

By Kathryn Fitrell As more of life’s everyday transactions move online, securing cyberspace has grown into a U.S. national...
From left: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Philip T. Reeker and Slovak Political Director Roman Bužek sign a memorandum of understanding establishing a regular U.S.-Slovakia Strategic Dialogue, in Washington, October 2020. State Department photo

Office of Central European Affairs

By John M. Grondelski  In the recent past a planned trip to a Central European country by a Bureau...

Email Service Management

By Trey Jammes and Robert Choy The introduction of email and instant messaging (IM) services brought welcome enhancements to...
The F-DATA team and other F colleagues attend a virtual farewell gathering for former Managing Director for Planning, Performance, and Systems Gordon Weynand (third row down, second from left), July 29. Photo by Amin Vafa

Data, Transparency, and Accountability

By Amin Vafa In early March, as the number of cases of individuals with coronavirus surged past 400,000 worldwide,...
Illustration by Elisabeth Schettle

GTM Diversity and Inclusion Unit

By Melissa Ledesma-Leese   To meet its diplomatic mission more effectively, the Department of State is working on a comprehensive...
Assistant Secretary Ellen McCarthy (center in pink jacket) and members of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) during their annual Cherry Blossom Walk in Washington, 2019. Photo courtesy of INR

Bureau of Intelligence and Research

By Sarath K. Ganji  On a brisk winter morning in New York City, W. Park Armstrong was dispatched to...
The International Disability Rights policy team includes, from left: Foreign Affairs Officer Lynne Madnick, Special Advisor Ann Cody, and Foreign Affairs Officer Charlie Kellett. Photo by Robin Smith

International Disability Rights

By Charlie Kellett Disability rights are human rights. As the United Nations’ (U.N.) Universal Declaration of Human Rights states,...