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  • Lecture posted March 3, 2015 by The Honorable Richard Verma U.S.–India Relations: From Possibilities to Progress

    Let me start by thanking the Vivekananda International Foundation and The Heritage Foundation for organizing today’s event. In particular, a special thanks to the Director of Vivekananda, General N. C. Vij, and Lisa Curtis of Heritage. Distinguished members of the audience, friends, members of the media, it is my great honor to be here with you as the U.S. ambassador to…

  • Commentary posted November 21, 2014 by Walter Lohman Widodo's Early Moves Suggest Continuity, not Change

    International leaders gained their first measure of Indonesia's dynamic new president Joko Widodo in the round of Asian summits in mid-November. At home, Widodo has a reputation as a populist, a problem solver, and a regular guy. Abroad, he was -- and still is -- a largely unknown quantity. Early signs point to a continuation of the "free and active" foreign policy…

  • Commentary posted October 16, 2014 by Lisa Curtis Setting Stage for Successful Modi Visit

    The foundations for a successful visit to Washington by India’s recently-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi are being put in place. The White House will hold two days of talks with Modi on September 29 and 30 that are likely to cover a range of issues and result in new commitments of economic and security cooperation. Both Washington and New…

  • Posted on November 12, 2013 by Bethany Rudibaugh Wal-Mart and Economic Freedom in India

    Wal-Mart recently decided to part ways with the Indian firm Bharti, thus ending its efforts to penetrate India. The...…

  • Posted on October 18, 2013 by Ian Everhart Southeast Asia: In Obama’s Absence, China Takes Initiative

    Reactions to President Obama’s absence from this year’s Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum highlighted the...…

  • Posted on July 8, 2013 by Olivia Enos Include Taiwan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    as early as possible,” said Mignonne Man-Jung Chan, former senior adviser to the President on Taiwan,…

  • Issue Brief posted February 15, 2013 by Walter Lohman, Derek Scissors, Ph.D. U.S. Should Back India’s Membership in APEC

    It has been a bad half-decade for American foreign economic policy. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha round was mortally wounded in 2008. The last three bilateral trade agreements were stalled and then renegotiated. The next one is not even on the radar screen. While the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a possible agreement with the 27-nation European…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 2012 by Walter Lohman, Robert Warshaw Employing Asia’s Diplomatic Framework in the Pursuit of American Interests

    Abstract: There is broad bipartisan support in Washington for America’s commitment to the Asia–Pacific. The United States is, after all, a Pacific nation, and for more than 60 years has been the guarantor of peace and stability in the region. Any successful effort to maintain a presence befitting its resident superpower status there requires getting the diplomatic…

  • Posted on May 17, 2012 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Putin and Obama Won't Visit Each Other Any More

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has cited the need to complete the formation of new cabinet ministers to excuse himself...…

  • Issue Brief posted April 12, 2012 by Walter Lohman How the U.S. Can Support Free Trade in the Philippines

    The Save Our Industries (SAVE) Act, introduced by Representative Jim McDermott (D–WA) and supported by 20 cosponsors in the House and by Senator Daniel Inouye (D–HI) and three cosponsors in the Senate, would grant duty-free treatment to apparel assembled in the Philippines from American-made fabrics. It is a win-win for the U.S.–Philippines Alliance. Free…

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  • Lecture posted March 3, 2015 by The Honorable Richard Verma U.S.–India Relations: From Possibilities to Progress

    Let me start by thanking the Vivekananda International Foundation and The Heritage Foundation for organizing today’s event. In particular, a special thanks to the Director of Vivekananda, General N. C. Vij, and Lisa Curtis of Heritage. Distinguished members of the audience, friends, members of the media, it is my great honor to be here with you as the U.S. ambassador to…

  • Commentary posted November 21, 2014 by Walter Lohman Widodo's Early Moves Suggest Continuity, not Change

    International leaders gained their first measure of Indonesia's dynamic new president Joko Widodo in the round of Asian summits in mid-November. At home, Widodo has a reputation as a populist, a problem solver, and a regular guy. Abroad, he was -- and still is -- a largely unknown quantity. Early signs point to a continuation of the "free and active" foreign policy…

  • Lecture posted March 12, 1997 by Leonard J. Edwards APEC's Agenda: 1997 and Beyond

  • WebMemo posted November 10, 2011 by Walter Lohman, Robert Warshaw President Obama’s Pacific Swing: Commitment Means More Than Just Showing the Flag

    On November 11–19, President Barack Obama will embark on a critically important trip through the Pacific, beginning at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Hawaii through Australia and ending at the East Asian and U.S.–ASEAN Leaders Summit in Indonesia. He deserves credit for a symbolically powerful agenda that is crafted to demonstrate America’s commitment to…

  • Issue Brief posted April 12, 2012 by Walter Lohman How the U.S. Can Support Free Trade in the Philippines

    The Save Our Industries (SAVE) Act, introduced by Representative Jim McDermott (D–WA) and supported by 20 cosponsors in the House and by Senator Daniel Inouye (D–HI) and three cosponsors in the Senate, would grant duty-free treatment to apparel assembled in the Philippines from American-made fabrics. It is a win-win for the U.S.–Philippines Alliance. Free…

  • Issue Brief posted February 15, 2013 by Walter Lohman, Derek Scissors, Ph.D. U.S. Should Back India’s Membership in APEC

    It has been a bad half-decade for American foreign economic policy. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha round was mortally wounded in 2008. The last three bilateral trade agreements were stalled and then renegotiated. The next one is not even on the radar screen. While the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a possible agreement with the 27-nation European…

  • Backgrounder posted August 8, 2011 by Derek Scissors, Ph.D. Tools to Build the U.S.–China Economic Relationship

    Abstract: The scheduled autumn visit of China’s next Communist Party General Secretary, Xi Jinping, to Washington is a good opportunity for the U.S. to re-examine its often mismanaged economic diplomacy with China. Policymakers from both parties frequently point to the seemingly exceptional importance of China to the American economy, yet have created an…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 2012 by Walter Lohman, Robert Warshaw Employing Asia’s Diplomatic Framework in the Pursuit of American Interests

    Abstract: There is broad bipartisan support in Washington for America’s commitment to the Asia–Pacific. The United States is, after all, a Pacific nation, and for more than 60 years has been the guarantor of peace and stability in the region. Any successful effort to maintain a presence befitting its resident superpower status there requires getting the diplomatic…

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  • Lecture posted March 3, 2015 by The Honorable Richard Verma U.S.–India Relations: From Possibilities to Progress

    Let me start by thanking the Vivekananda International Foundation and The Heritage Foundation for organizing today’s event. In particular, a special thanks to the Director of Vivekananda, General N. C. Vij, and Lisa Curtis of Heritage. Distinguished members of the audience, friends, members of the media, it is my great honor to be here with you as the U.S. ambassador to…

  • Issue Brief posted February 15, 2013 by Walter Lohman, Derek Scissors, Ph.D. U.S. Should Back India’s Membership in APEC

    It has been a bad half-decade for American foreign economic policy. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Doha round was mortally wounded in 2008. The last three bilateral trade agreements were stalled and then renegotiated. The next one is not even on the radar screen. While the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a possible agreement with the 27-nation European…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 2012 by Walter Lohman, Robert Warshaw Employing Asia’s Diplomatic Framework in the Pursuit of American Interests

    Abstract: There is broad bipartisan support in Washington for America’s commitment to the Asia–Pacific. The United States is, after all, a Pacific nation, and for more than 60 years has been the guarantor of peace and stability in the region. Any successful effort to maintain a presence befitting its resident superpower status there requires getting the diplomatic…

  • Issue Brief posted April 12, 2012 by Walter Lohman How the U.S. Can Support Free Trade in the Philippines

    The Save Our Industries (SAVE) Act, introduced by Representative Jim McDermott (D–WA) and supported by 20 cosponsors in the House and by Senator Daniel Inouye (D–HI) and three cosponsors in the Senate, would grant duty-free treatment to apparel assembled in the Philippines from American-made fabrics. It is a win-win for the U.S.–Philippines Alliance. Free…

  • WebMemo posted November 10, 2011 by Walter Lohman, Robert Warshaw President Obama’s Pacific Swing: Commitment Means More Than Just Showing the Flag

    On November 11–19, President Barack Obama will embark on a critically important trip through the Pacific, beginning at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Hawaii through Australia and ending at the East Asian and U.S.–ASEAN Leaders Summit in Indonesia. He deserves credit for a symbolically powerful agenda that is crafted to demonstrate America’s commitment to…

  • Backgrounder posted August 8, 2011 by Derek Scissors, Ph.D. Tools to Build the U.S.–China Economic Relationship

    Abstract: The scheduled autumn visit of China’s next Communist Party General Secretary, Xi Jinping, to Washington is a good opportunity for the U.S. to re-examine its often mismanaged economic diplomacy with China. Policymakers from both parties frequently point to the seemingly exceptional importance of China to the American economy, yet have created an…

  • Lecture posted March 12, 1997 by Leonard J. Edwards APEC's Agenda: 1997 and Beyond

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