By Steven Okun, Chairman, the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore Thanks to the vigilance of the US government and the US business community, the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement continues to benefit US businesses in Singapore – one of the…
Let us begin by sending a message to the world: ASEAN is a force –for good, for peace, and for the continued prosperity of our respective peoples.
Joint Statement of the 2nd U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting, New York, NY September 24, 2010 1. We, the heads of State/Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar,…
Remarks By President Obama and President Triet Of Vietnam at Opening Of U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting
Ahead of the US ASEAN Summit in New York this week President Obama should have the confidence to close the political gap on engagement in Southeast Asia and tell Americans why the region matter to them.
“the past 2 months have been the most exciting in Taiwan’s economic history since the 1950s – but that is the case. Taiwan is on a roll … “
The stakes are high in New York, and the fact the 2nd US ASEAN Summit is taking place is significant. It is a strong signal that the US is finding its way to more comprehensive engagement in Asia and following through on its commitments to try to build an enduring Asia strategy using ASEAN as a foundation.
The gap in US strategy for intensifying its engagement in Southeast Asia is clearly trade. While the United States is starting to connect the dots diplomatically and on security architecture, our trade professionals, some of the most hard-core, experienced Southeast Asia hands in the Administration, are essentially benched as they wait for political and policy decisions to put the US trade leadership back into the game.