The Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy. The Secretary of State is the principal foreign policy advisor to the President of the United States.

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U.S. Department of State
Information about the department, its officials, and foreign affairs activities; also webpages for regular and special programs, consulates, and materials about geography, travel, foreign policy, and related topics.
Almanac of Policy Issues
Links and background information on U.S. foreign policy and national security issues.
Arms Control and International Security Affairs
Responsible for international agreements on conventional, chemical/biological, and strategic forces, treaty verification and compliance, and supporting ongoing negotiations, policy-making, and interagency implementation efforts.
The Avalon Project - A Decade of American Foreign Policy
Key documents in foreign policy from 1941-1949, with an emphasis on the development of the Cold War.
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Official U.S. government travel portal include news and information about international travel, passports and visas as well as children and family, law and policy.
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Increases mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges.
Official blog of the U.S. Department of State provides news and information along with Question of the Week, photos and videos.
Foreign Per Diem Rates
Maximum rates of per diem allowances for travel in foreign areas are established by the Secretary of State and apply to all U.S. Government employees and contractors.
Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room
Makes available to the public the Department of State records which have been declassified and released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or other information access programs the Department.
Independent States of the World
Table of independent states listing both short and long-form names and capitals. Symbols next to names note status of diplomatic relations with the US, whether or not country is a member of the UN, and any changes since last update.
Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs
Publishes the official documentary history of U.S. foreign policy. Archived site from the Clinton Administration includes timelines, records of past ambassadors and Presidential travels, Holocaust-era asset information, and similar materials.
Overseas Security Advisory Council
Established in 1985 by the U.S. Department of State to foster the exchange of security related information between the U.S. Government and American private sector operating abroad. Travel warnings and public announcements.
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
US policy on current issues in the Middle East. Includes country overviews, press releases, human rights information and tips for travelers.
US State Department Careers
Learn about foreign and civil service career opportunities. Student and intern opportunities are also featured.
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