New Thai Premier Should Work to Restore Democracy

Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks after he accepted a written royal command issued by King Bhumibol Adulyadej certifying his appointment.

The United States remains concerned about the limits that have been imposed on freedom of speech and assembly by the military. More
August 2014
August 25, 2014

Audio Focusing on North Korea's Human Rights Violations

International scrutiny of North Korea’s egregious human rights violations has intensified with the release of a UN report which concluded that some of the ongoing atrocities in the country may constitute crimes against humanity.

August 20, 2014

Audio U.S. Vision For Asia Pacific Engagement

A nation’s interests and the well-being of its people are advanced not just by troops or diplomats; they’re advanced by entrepreneurs and the shared prosperity that they create.

August 18, 2014

Audio With New Government, New Chance for Iraq

The United States welcomes Nouri al-Maliki’s decision to resign his position as Prime Minister of Iraq and to support the formation of a new, more inclusive government.

August 16, 2014

Audio Kerry on the Lower Mekong Initiative

In Secretary Kerry’s travels on the Mekong Delta, he noted the communities are as connected to the river as they have ever been.

August 15, 2014

Audio A Welcome Political Accord in Afghanistan

“Both candidates have defined a road to a unity government, and they will begin now to meet together and to map out that transition ahead."

August 14, 2014

Audio Kerry On ASEAN

“ASEAN is at the center of the [Asia-Pacific] region’s multilateral architecture, and it plays a critical role in promoting both peace, prosperity, and also a regional integration throughout Asia.”

August 12, 2014

Audio Two Sentenced for Role in Cambodia's Killing Fields

On August 6, both were sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity, murder, political persecution and other inhumane acts.

August 10, 2014

Audio Strengthening Institutions in the Asia-Pacific

The United States depends on a stable, prosperous Asia for its own economic stability and security.

August 09, 2014

Audio U.S. - China Climate Change Working Group

The Climate Change Working Group is working to catalyze cooperative efforts by the United States and China to address climate change in key sectors across both economies.

August 08, 2014

Audio Religious Freedom Still Lags in Vietnam

U.S. State Department's most recent findings on religious freedom in Vietnam produced mixed results.

August 06, 2014

Audio Religious Tolerance Suffers in Burma

Religious differences continue to be exploited by those seeking to divide and pit Buddhist and Muslim communities against one another.

August 02, 2014

Audio China Must Respect Religious Freedom

The religious freedom report shines the spotlight on governments like China that persecute religious believers.

August 2014


Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America