Two new foreign assistance efforts aim at helping Southeast Asian countries through regional and bilateral assistance to advance maritime capacity building.
The United States government and people are committed to continuing to help the people of the Philippines recover from the devastation caused by last month’s Typhoon Haiyan.
"China is a key partner on a broad range of issues, and their economic health is important to the global economy and the United States.”
The United States continues to express its concerns over parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, scheduled for January 5.
The recent execution of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s uncle and close advisor Jang Song Thaek is another example of the extreme brutality of the North Korean regime.
“The United States will remain a strong, reliable, and active partner in the region."
“Four years after we started down the path of principled engagement [with Burma], the culture of reform in Burma is increasingly self-driven and self-perpetuating.”
Trans-Pacific Partnership's standards would maintain momentum for reforms.
This month marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, one of Laos' most respected civil society figures.
Political protests continue in Thailand, where opposition groups are demanding that Yingluck Shinawatra resign immediately as Prime Minister and not stand for re-election.
The United States is concerned about increasing restrictions on free expression in China.
“December 8th, 2013 marked the fifth anniversary of Nobel laureate and writer Liu Xiaobo’s detention.