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Asians in America: Asian Population Fastest Growing in the US, Increases in Nearly Every State

by Grace Ruch
According to a new data recently released by the US Census Bureau, Asians and Asian Americans grew faster than any other race group in America in the last decade. The 2010 Census reported last year that 17.3 million people who identified themselves as Asian or Asian American resided in...

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.