How Does Diplomacy Keep Us Safe?
Diplomacy helps make our country—and the world—a safer place.
Our nation faces many international threats, from drug trafficking to nuclear weapons.
American diplomats work to promote peace and strengthen our national security.
Diplomats negotiate treaties to avoid and end armed conflicts.
They help prevent the development and spread of weapons.
They combat terrorism and international organized crime, and assist American citizens abroad.
Every day, diplomats around the world work to strengthen America’s peaceful relations with other countries.
They build strategic partnerships, coalitions and alliances, and collaborate with international organizations— including the United Nations—to advance international peace and stability.