La Signature de l’Accord de Paris marque une étape critique pour un avenir durable Climat et durabilité – La vision partagée d’une opportunité pour des milliards de personnes

Bonn / New York, avril 2016. Le nombre record de pays engagés à signer l’accord de Paris à New York le 22 avril annonce la prochaine étape vers l’entrée en vigueur de l’accord et un moment critique de l’effort mondial visant à assurer de …

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Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Indonesia's Mounting Intolerance Toward Minority Groups Prompts Concern

By Murray Hiebert (@MurrayHiebert1), Senior Adviser and Deputy Director, and Norashiqin Toh, Researcher, Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

The election of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in July 2014 marked Indonesia’s third direct and peaceful selection of the country’s president and seemed to …

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Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi Has China, Myanmar's Military Watching

Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi Has China, Myanmar’s Military Watching

By Phuong Nguyen (@PNguyen_DC), Associate Fellow, Chair for Southeast Asia Studies ( @SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

March 31, 2016

Myanmar experienced a number of firsts over the past week. The Union Parliament—which now …

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What Cebu needs

BETTER infrastructure and effective solutions to decongest Cebu’s roads of traffic topped the to-do list for the next set of local officials.

As the official campaign for local positions began yesterday, we asked several sources, both in government and the private sector, to name the …

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Nuclear energy booming in Asia Five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, India and China have embraced nuclear power. Other countries in the region also want to build more plants – even in high-risk areas prone to earthquakes and tsunamis.

When Sun Qin talks about the future of nuclear power, his eyes light-up. In China alone, there are 31 nuclear power plants and another 24 are under construction, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Now, the president of the China's National Nuclear Corporation wants …

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EIB and Bhutan sign a Framework Agreement for capital investments

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On Thursday 4 December, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s long-term financing institution and Kingdom of Bhutan signed a Framework Agreement under which the Bank can start financing capital …

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South and Central Asia: Joint Statement of the Third U.S. – Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue

Date: 10/29/2014 Description: (L-R) Bangladesh Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin, Under Secretary Wendy Sherman, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque, Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal - State Dept Image

The governments of the United States and Bangladesh, led respectively by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, convened the third annual Partnership Dialogue on October 28-29, 2014 in Washington, DC. The two leaders highlighted the …

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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks at the 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum

SECRETARY KERRY: (Applause.) Thank you very much. Eliot, thank you very, very much. I accept the nomination. (Laughter.) It’s wonderful to be here. I give you a lot of credit, Eliot. As someone who represents New York’s 16th District, as someone from the Bronx, thank …

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Secretary’s Remarks: U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

MR. MORRISON: Well, thank you. Aloha. I want to welcome everyone. And for our online audience, and also for the Secretary, I’d like to describe who is here in our audience. We have the mayor of Honolulu, Mayor Caldwell. We have our senator, Mazie Hirono. …

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Press Releases: U.S. Engagement in the 2014 ASEAN Regional Forum

On August 10 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Secretary of State John Kerry led the United States’ delegation to the 21st Meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), an annual gathering of foreign ministers and senior officials representing 26 countries from Pakistan to the Pacific …

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East Asia and the Pacific: U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Today, Secretary Kerry led the United States’ delegation to the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The meeting continued 37 years of high-level U.S.-ASEAN engagement since the United States became an ASEAN dialogue partner in 1977. This meeting brought the U.S. Secretary of …

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Speeches: ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future

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Thank you, Phil. I’m glad to be in San Francisco, and with all of you here at the Commonwealth Club.

You’re here today because you understand the importance of Asia to America. This is especially evident in a Pacific Coast state …

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U.S.-China Relations


Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on U.S.-China relations. It is also a great honor to be participating in today’s hearing with one of our nation’s most accomplished diplomats, Ambassador Stapleton Roy – …

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Oceans Roundtable

MS. HARF: Hi everybody. Thank you to everyone for coming today. For those of you who I haven’t met, I’m Marie Harf. I’m the deputy spokesperson here. We’ll be moderating today’s discussion. We have several very distinguished speakers with us: Under Secretary of State for …

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