Regions / Asia & Pacific
For the cold war generation, U.S. foreign policy toward the Asia/Pacific region was simple, straightforward, and secure.
Close trade and security ties bind the U.S. and Japan in a web of interdependence.
As the country in the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) that leads the effort to seek rapid tariffs reductions, Indonesia is the darling of U.S. export industries.
The Asia/Pacific region is the geopolitical center of the struggle for world power.
The unquiet legacy of foreign intervention still casts a long shadow over U.S. policy in Indochina.
The controversy that surrounded North Korea's incipient nuclear capacity had the fortuitous outcome of engaging the U.S. in direct and fruitful dialogue with the DPRK.
Pakistani aid together with support from Pashtun traders and tribesmen enabled the Taliban to capture Kabul.