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    Panel Discussion on Foreign Affairs

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign affairs issues, including conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq, Southeast Asia, and other regions. br/ “Ukraine, Iraq, and Southeast Asia: Hot Spots Around…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Ambassador Susan Rice and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes discussed President Obama’s upcoming trip to Asia during the daily White House briefing. His stops would…

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    Ambassador Nominations

    Nominees testified about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Iraq, and Tajikstan. Much of the hearing focused on working with Iraqi…

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    U.S. Engagement in South East Asia

    Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell spoke about U.S. policy in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Among his comments he discussed the situation in Myanmar, also known as Burma, and…

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    Asians and the Civil War

    Historian Peter Coclanis talked about how the history of the American South is connected to Asia and the Pacific as well as to the Atlantic World and its slave trade. He spoke about…

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    Book Discussion on The Next Front

    Senator Kit Bond talked about his book The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam (Wiley; September 15, 2009). In the book Senator Bond, who co-wrote the book…

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    U.S.-China Relations

    This was the first of a series of hearings on China and was entitled "U.S.-China Relations in the Era of Globalization". br/ br/ The first panel consisted of Deputy Secretary of State John…

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    Political Events in Pakistan

    The panelists talked about the history of U.S.-Pakistan relations and the internal politics of Pakistan. They focused on the elections in Pakistan scheduled to take place in January…

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    Combating Terrorism in South and Southeast Asia

    Brigadier General John Toolan, principal director for South and Southeast Asia, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, spoke to reporters in…

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    Future of Southeast Asia

    Business and political leaders discussed the future of South-East Asia. The Association of South-East Asian Nations faces new challenges such as the emergence of China and…

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    Avian Flu

    The husband-and-wife team talked about the 21 days they spent tracking the Avian Flu in the epidemic region of Southeast Asia, traveling on the back roads and in villages in Cambodia,…

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    Tsunami Relief

    Mr. Natsios briefed journalists on U.S. assistance and reconstruction efforts six months after the tsunami that hit the southern portion of Asia. Rehabilitation efforts include…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mr. McCormack gave his first briefing in a ceremony presided over by Secretary of State Rice. He took questions from reporters on such topics as tsunami aid to Southeast Asia,…

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    U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

    President Bush and Prime Minister Goh signed a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Singapore. Prior to the official signing they spoke about the importance of the agreement.

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    Democracy in Myanmar

    Mr. Hirsch talked about attempts to build democracy in Myanmar (Burma). He had just returned from the region where, despite being denied entry visa by officials, managed to enter…

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    Book Discussion on The River's Tale: A Year on the Mekong

    Mr. Gargan talked about his book, The River’s Tale: A Year on the Mekong, published by Alfred A. Knopf. A former war correspondent, he tells of starting at the source of the…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mr. Reeker briefed reporters on a number of issues including a bombing in Jerusalem that killed five Americans and Secretary Powell’s trip to Southeast Asia. Following a…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mr. Boucher talked to reporters about Secretary Powell’s forthcoming trip to Southeast Asia, Middle East peace efforts, and the new leader of a chemical weapons regulatory…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Mr. Boucher answered questions from reporters on a number of issues including U.S. policy toward Iran, an Israeli missile strike in Gaza, and Secretary Powell’s upcoming trip to…

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    Singapore Prime Minister News Conference

    Prime Minister Tung spoke with reporters about military and economic conditions in Asia.

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