Have you ever wondered how foreign policy affects your state? Today the U.S. Department of State launched a new interactive map that shows how our investments abroad are paying dividends back home in America. View the map and learn something new about your state. State by state, community by community, we’re making a difference.

Have you ever wondered how foreign policy affects your state? 

Today the U.S. Department of State launched a new interactive map that shows how our investments abroad are paying dividends back home in America. View the map and learn something new about your state. 

State by state, community by community, we’re making a difference.

Conversations With America: Making Foreign Policy Less Foreign

Michael Hammer, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Public Affairs, will be interviewed by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, to discuss the Department of State’s communication efforts. The conversation will highlight the importance of engaging the American public to advance the Department’s work at home and abroad. The discussion will be available for on-demand viewing soon on YouTube and www.state.gov.

You are invited to participate by submitting questions, some of which will be selected for response during the taping… more »

Time to Face Facts

BY JOHN KERRY | APRIL 8, 2013

Three years ago today — April 8, 2010 — President Obama and then-President Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START agreement to reduce American and Russian deployed strategic nuclear forces to their lowest levels since the days when Dwight Eisenhower was president and the Cold War defined our relationship with the Russians.

That December in the Senate, we clawed our way to ratification with 71 votes, a big bipartisan statement that the arms control and nonproliferation consensus could hold together even in a polarized political culture. That statement was reaffirmed by treaty supporters from Henry Kissinger and James Baker — and every other living secretary of state — to President George Herbert Walker Bush. MORE

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his first major public address on Wednesday, February 20, at the University of Virginia — founded by Thomas Jefferson, America’s first Secretary of State.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 20, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with students at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 20, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with students at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 20, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed to the University of Virginia by University President Teresa Sullivan in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 20, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed to the University of Virginia by University President Teresa Sullivan in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 20, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Secretary of State John Kerry will make his first major public address on Wednesday, February 20 at 11 a.m., at the University of Virginia – founded by Thomas Jefferson, America’s first Secretary of State. You can watch the speech live on www.state.gov or www.youtube.com/statevideo.

Secretary of State John Kerry will make his first major public address on Wednesday, February 20 at 11 a.m., at the University of Virginia – founded by Thomas Jefferson, America’s first Secretary of State. You can watch the speech live on www.state.gov or www.youtube.com/statevideo.