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September 23, 2020

State Legislatures and the China Challenge

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  • September 25, 2020

    China’s Environmental Abuses

    Beijing is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases; the largest source of marine debris; the worst perpetrator of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing; and the world’s largest consumer of trafficked wildlife and timber products.

  • September 25, 2020

    U.S.-Australia-India-Japan Consultations

    Officials met virtually for consultations on efforts to advance a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, discussing ways to work together to respond to COVID-19, promote transparency, and protect the rules-based order the region has long enjoyed.

  • September 24, 2020

    Human Rights-Related Listings and Sanctions on Iran

    Despite its obligations and commitments, the Iranian regime continues to subvert its justice system to fuel fear and repression. Today, the U.S. sanctioned several Iranian officials and entities for gross violations of human rights.

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Mike Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service and U.S. Agency for International Development.

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