The Pacific Islands Matter for America/America Matters for the Pacific Islands

The inaugural edition of The Pacific Islands Matter for America/America Matters for the Pacific Islands maps the connections between the United States and the Pacific Island countries, including the Freely Associated States and US territories at the national, state, and local levels.

Topics include: diplomatic and defense ties, trade and investment, job creation, travel and tourism, student exchanges (including the US South Pacific Scholarship and Fulbright), Pacific Islanders and Native Hawaiians in the US, and sister relationships.

ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN

The 5th edition of ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN covers US relations with the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Topics include: diplomatic and defense ties, trade and investment (with spotlights on the health, agriculture, infrastructure, and digital sectors), job creation, travel and tourism, student exchanges (including YSEALI and Fulbright), ASEAN Americans, and sister relationships.

A palm oil plantation in Malaysia. [Image: Nora Carol Photography / Getty Images]

How A Green Supply Chain of Palm Oil in Southeast Asia Matters For The United States

BY NOR ANISA | APRIL 18, 2022

The flow of palm oil globally has contributed to economic development and food security, however it has also contributed to deforestation. Indonesia and Malaysia are major producers of palm oil and could work with the United States to create a green supply chain of palm oil. Read more in this analysis from YSEALI academic fellow Nor Anisa.

Introduction

Welcome to Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia

Asia Matters maps the trade, investment, employment, business, diplomacy, security, education, tourism, and people-to-people connections between the United States and the Indo-Pacific at the national, state, and local levels.

Publications

View and download our flagship publications that provide an in-depth view at the United States multifaceted relationships with its counterparts in the Indo-Pacific.

Data Visualizations

See the data which characterizes the United States’ relationship with the Indo-Pacific, including job creation, population, trade, investment, educational exchange, and more.

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