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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Regional Issues


Our foreign policy is firmly founded on the President's belief in expanding freedom -- for individuals as well as nations -- on promoting economic prosperity and on never, never giving up in the search for peace.

Nowhere is this more the case than in South and Central Asia, where democracy has both taken root and sometimes proven elusive. It is a region of remarkable social, economic and technological transformations, yet it is the only place in the world where there has been a recent danger that two nuclear-armed countries could go to war.


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