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No Hedging in Canberra: The Australia-US Alliance in the “Asian Century”

by Nick Bisley
US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell has just completed a lightning visit to Australia for formal discussions with newly installed Foreign Minister Bob Carr. In spite of the political turmoil that brought Carr to office, the Australia-US alliance is in the best shape of its...
President Obama wrapped up three days in Korea on Tuesday, after attending the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit and visiting the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ), the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea.
Exactly 100 years ago on March 27, 1912 in a small private ceremony, First Lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted two Japanese Cherry Blossom, or Sakura, trees, in a secluded corner of Washington, DC. Despite its lack of fanfare public fanfare,...
ASEAN countries have long been an important international market for US agricultural exports. The United States, in 2011, exported almost $9.6 billion of agricultural products to ASEAN, making it the sixth-largest export destination for US farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses—behind...
The US State Department announced that Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell will travel to Australia March 20-23, 2012 as part of our ongoing consultations between the two allies.

Little States Expect Big Gains from KORUS

by Alex Forster
The US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, set to take effect on March 15, nearly five years after it was first drafted, has major implications for many of America’s industries, both large and small.
Vietnamese and Americans joined together in Hanoi last December for a happy celebration, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the entrance into force of the US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement signed in December, 2001. The gathering of current and former trade negotiators, diplomats,...

Korea, US to Implement FTA in March

by Alex Forster
South Korean trade officials have announced that the long-awaited free trade agreement between the US and Korea will take effect on March 15th of this year.

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