A panoramic view of the historical center of Minsk. Photo by karp5

Minsk

By Jeffrey Cole Belarus—strategically located between the European Union to the west, Russia to the east, and Ukraine to the south—is a country in transition. Since the fraudulent presidential election, Aug. 9, 2020, a longtime...

Paid Parental Leave

By Amanda J. Richard  In December 2019, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez announced the president’s signing of new legislation, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA),...
U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott (center right, hands raised) receives a tour of the LINAC (linear accelerator) facility at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA's) laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, together with other Vienna-based ambassadors, June 2019. Photo by Dean Calma

U.S. Support for Nuclear Technology

Opening Photo: U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott (center right, hands raised) receives a tour of the LINAC (linear accelerator) facility at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA's) laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, together with other Vienna-based...
ConGen Chengdu’s American staff thanked the city of Chengdu on the final day of consulate operations, July 27, 2020. Photo by ConGen Chengdu

Concluding with Dignity

ConGen Chengdu’s American staff thanked the city of Chengdu on the final day of consulate operations, July 27, 2020. Photo by ConGen Chengdu By Jim Mullinax As dawn rose over the western Chinese city of Chengdu, July 27, 2020, a...

Online to Real World

By Alicia Carter When Dan Sheerin, 61, began interning at the Department of State in 1980, employees’ use of office automation mainly consisted of dictating machines and electric typewriters. The newly arriving computers were clunky,...

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 security priority. For the past decade, the Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber...

FSI launches new learning management system

By L. David Tigreros, PMP, CISSP The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) announced the launch of FSiLearn, the Department of State’s newest online learning platform, Nov. 9, 2020. FSiLearn boasts a robust suite of tools and...

Department supports dog training program in Kinshasa

Ambassador Mike Hammer visits Garamba National Park in Haut Uele to observe a USAID-supported dog training project to improve park management and protection of endangered species. With support from the Department’s Bureau of International...

OBO breaks ground for reimagined embassy campus in New Delhi

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) broke ground on the new Embassy New Delhi compound, Jan. 8. India’s Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri (at podium), Delhi Deputy Chief...

INL donates PPE to Ecuador

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