The Japan Matters for America / America Matters for Japan project was officially launched in Tokyo on November 4 at a public seminar co-hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the East-West Center. The seminar, entitled, “Cooperation or Interdependence: An Overview of US-Japan...

Clinton: “Renewed American leadership in Asia”

by Aaron Siirila
US Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton called ASEAN a “fulcrum for the region’s emerging regional architecture” and declared US intentions to “sustain and strengthen America’s leadership in the Asia-Pacific region” in a speech co-hosted by the East-West Center on October...

Boom Times in U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations

by Satu Limaye
These are boom times in U.S.-Southeast Asia relations. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton represents the United States at the 17th ASEAN Summit this week in Hanoi – the highlight of which is to be U.S. participation, for the first time ever, in the East Asia Summit (EAS). Secretary...

Launch Event Success

by Aaron Siirila
The ASEAN Matters for America / America Matters for ASEAN project was successfully launched on Friday, April 2, 2010. Making remarks at the launch were:
Ambassador Scot Marciel will be keynote speaker for the Launch Event “Why ASEAN Matters for America.” Marciel is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia and Ambassador for ASEAN Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.