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U.S. People-to-People Engagement with ASEAN

by Damien Tomkins
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry singled out the Brunei-U.S. English Language Enrichment Program for ASEAN, an initiative that is cooperatively administered by the East-West Center and the University of Brunei Darussalam, in his opening remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in...
On June 27th, James Zumwalt, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, gave testimony on the current state and future prospects for the US-South Korea alliance. At the same hearing, Thomas Countryman, Assistant...

Australia and India: Indo-Pacific Partners

by David Brewster
David Brewster, Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defense Studies Center, Australian National University, explains that “The development of the India-Australia relationship is consistent with Washington’s objectives for both countries to take a more active security role in the...
Bridget Welsh, Associate Professor of Political Science at the Singapore Management University, explains that “Najib now faces multiple challenges, from electoral legitimacy and inclusive national representation across ethnic communities and classes, to building confidence in political...
Financially and culturally, Korea’s sporting influence in the US is significant. Any team that signs a Korean player to its roster sees merchandise sales in Korea soar and is guaranteed to see an increase in broadcast licensing requests from Korean sports channels.Korea’s interest in...

Virginia Increasingly Looks to China as an Export Market

by Erika Solem
Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia has been proactively looking to China as an export market for Virginia’s agricultural products, a subject that we have previously highlighted.

ASEAN Economic Ministers Embark on Three-Day U.S. Roadshow

by Evan Roe
Economic ministers from the 10 ASEAN member-states, along with Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community Lim Hong Hin, are visiting the United States from June 10 to June 14, for events in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.