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Fireworks are displayed before the MLB Home Run Derby, at Nationals Park, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Washington. The 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday.

Sports Diplomacy Hits a Home Run!

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As sports fans, my colleagues and I here in the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are excited that Washington, D.C. is hosting the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 17.… more
The view into “No Man’s Land,” where thousands live stranded between Burma’s border fence and Bangladesh. / Anna Slattery, USAID

Journeying to No Man’s Land

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USAID Administrator Mark Green shares a story from the front lines of the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. Since August 25, 2017, more than 700,000 people have fled ethnic violence in Burma to seek refuge in… more

This Week at State: July 13, 2018

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Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? Each week, DipNote recaps the latest U.S. Department of State highlights spanning a wide range of global issues, events, and initiatives in one blog post. more

U.S.-Afghanistan Relationship

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On July 9, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Afghanistan to meet with President Ashraf Ghani and Afghan officials. While in Kabul, Secretary Pompeo said, "Our South Asia strategy has sent a… more


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