Discover Diplomacy

Diplomacy is a complex and often challenging practice of fostering relationships around the world in order to resolve issues and advance our interests. In this section, you'll learn the foundations of American diplomacy, explore its practice around the world today, and get the resources to apply the skills yourself.

Diplomacy 101

In this section, dive into some of the most frequently asked questions about American diplomacy. Learn who, where, and how diplomacy is practiced, and discover why diplomacy abroad impacts American citizens at home.

Learn about Diplomacy
  • Who is a diplomat?

    Learn more about the men and women who secure democracy and our interests worldwide.
  • What is a U.S. Embassy?

    An embassy is the headquarters for U.S. government representatives serving in a foreign country.
  • Who is the Secretary of State?

    The Secretary holds the most senior position in the President’s Cabinet. If the President were to resign or die, the Secretary of State is fourth in line of succession after the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, and the President pro tempore of the Senate.