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


Economy and Trade

File - A cargo train at the train station in Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh province, part of Afghanistan's first major railroad, north of Kabul.

Audio Developing New Trade Routes in Central Asia

We encourage all regional partners to continue to diversify and expand the trade and transport routes, and to build economic growth throughout the region. More

New silk road

Audio The New Silk Road Post-2014

The New Silk Road initiative is a reflection of the United States’ enduring commitment to South and Central Asia. More

U.S. President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and President Pranab Mukherjee wave to the crowd at the end of India’s annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Audio U.S. - India Work for the Good of the People

A close relationship between the United States and India is beneficial not only to the two strategic partner countries, but will promote security, prosperity, and stability in the Indo-Pacific region and the world as a whole. More

FILE - U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel during the Philippines-United States Bilateral Strategic Dialogue in Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

Audio Russel on U.S.-Asia Relations

“America’s prosperity and Asia’s prosperity are inseparable . . . Our shared prosperity and shared security are just as tightly linked.” More

John Kerry with Pakistan Army Chief Raheel Sharif during his visit to Islamabad, Jan. 13, 2015.

Audio Kerry in Pakistan

On a recent visit to Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the importance of U.S.-Pakistan cooperation in the fight against terrorism. More


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Audio Additional Sanctions On North Korea

President Barack Obama has authorized the imposition of additional sanctions against the government of North Korea and the Workers' Party of Korea.
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Audio Engaging with Southeast Asia on Science

Dr. Geraldine Richmond, a professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon and an expert on women in science, will travel as a U.S. Science Envoy to Thailand and Vietnam this month.
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Audio Protecting Intellectual Property

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, held its annual Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché meetings during the week of December 15.
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Audio U.S. Designates Ibrahim Arbayash and Ajnad Misr Terrorist Group

Group, terrorist will be locked out of international banking system.
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Audio New Free Trade Agreement with EU Will Benefit Georgia

For over a decade, Georgia has worked toward strengthening its ties with the European Union. The country’s government has made it clear that it believes its future lies in the West.
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Audio Illegal Seafood Trafficking A Growing Threat

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is a major environmental problem and an economic challenge.
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Audio 2014 Ace Awards

U.S. honors U.S.-owned businesses that undertake responsible activities to improve lives and advance the needs of local communities around the world.
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Audio Europe Must Pursue Energy Security

Energy security remains a key component in realizing the vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace.
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Audio Kerry on APEC

U.S. is committed to working with APEC partners to build a stable regional economic order.
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Audio U.S.- Colombian Economic Partnership Benefits Both

Last year, 34 percent of Colombia’s exports went to the United States, while the largest share of investment into Colombia comes from the United States.
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Audio Extending U.S. - China Visa Validity

U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced in Beijing that the United States and the People’s Republic of China have concluded a reciprocal visa validity arrangement for tourists, business travelers, and students.
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Audio U.S. Designates Major Colombian Kingpin

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced on November 6, the designation of German Alberto Perez Ocampo, a prolific cocaine supplier to Mexican cartels for more than a decade, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
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Audio Kerry on Women and the Economy

A large and growing body of evidence leaves little doubt that when women participate in the formal marketplace, the economic strength and competitiveness of the entire country rise.
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Audio When U.S. and China Work Together, Global Economy Benefits

The 21 Pacific Rim economies that comprise the membership of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, forum are home to approximately 40 percent of the world’s population, and three-fifths of the global economy.
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Audio Expanding South Central Asian Trade

"The region has enormous barriers preventing the movement of peoples, goods, energy, and ideas."
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Audio Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia Initiatives

“The inauguration of the government of national unity marked a new beginning for Afghanistan.”
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Audio Partnering for Change in Tanzania

The United States is committed to strengthening ties with the nations of Africa, one of the world's most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.
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Audio Lew Meets with Egypt's Financial Minister

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew recently met with Egypt’s Finance Minister Hany Dimian in Cairo, Egypt; and discussed the steps Egypt has taken in advancing its economic reforms.
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Audio Review of Defense Cooperation with Japan

“These bilateral defense guidelines serve as the policy framework that helps define our roles and our missions and our alliance capabilities.”
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Audio Sanctions as Tools of U.S. Foreign Policy

Goal, is to “maximize the impact of sanctions while minimizing their costs on innocent civilians and private businesses at home and abroad.”
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