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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 16, 2018.

The U.S.-Saudi Partnership Is Vital

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The Trump administration’s effort to rebuild the U.S.-Saudi Arabia partnership isn’t popular in the salons of Washington, where politicians of both parties have long used the kingdom’s human-rights record to… more
Keisha Toms poses for a photo with her host family in Hadrmaut, Yemen during a stint as a Fulbright Researcher.

From Fulbright to the Foreign Service

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My time in Yemen as a Fulbright researcher turned out to be one of the most profound experiences of my life. It i s what inspired me to become a Foreign Service Officer and promote human rights and democracy… more

This Week at State: October 26, 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. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 16, 2018.

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Saudi Arabia

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At the request of President Trump, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 15-16. The President has called for a prompt and open investigation into the disappearance of Washington Post… more

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