In a recent piece for Yale Global, Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of the East-West Center in Washington, makes the case for continuing to engage Southeast Asia and explains how the US has strengthened ties that will last long after Obama leaves office.
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From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama, US presidents throughout history have highlighted Asia in their annual State of the Union addresses, discussing trade ties, security issues, and opportunities for cultural exchange.
As part of the US Army’s Pacific Pathways Initiative, soldiers from Alaska are returning from several months training in Japan and Korea, where they collaborated with local forces to improve international defense cooperation capabilities.
Between 2000 and 2010, there has been a 40% increase of NHPIs migrating to the mainland United States, where they become eligible to vote in all elections. In the 2012 presidential election, the NHPI voter turnout was close to 80%.
Members of the Alaska National Guard swapped ideas on logistical practices with Australian Defense Force personnel recently, while US Marines participated for the first time in Japan’s Churashima Rescue Exercises.