The Obama administration takes another step in unraveling tough US sanctions against Burma by waiving a visa ban to promote engagement with its reformist government.
The United States criticizes China’s new military garrison in the contested South China Sea as risking an escalation in tensions.
The human rights situation in China is deteriorating and it is time for its authoritarian government to allow dissent, says the United States.
The United States is poised to allow US companies to invest with Burma’s state oil and gas enterprise in its biggest step to roll back sanctions.
The rare Washington consensus behind government policy toward Burma is cracking as US businesses grow impatient to invest and human rights groups push back.
The United States is holds high-level talks aimed at boosting relations with critical trading partner India in the wake of Iran oil sanctions waiver.
The Philippine president comes to the White House seeking assurance of US military help regarding rising power China over their conflicting maritime claims.
Military-dominated Burma’s international rehabilitation gets another boost as its foreign minister meets US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington to discuss easing economic sanctions.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is cautiously backing US Senator John McCain’s proposal to suspend US economic sanctions.
Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng speaks to a US congressional hearing by phone to allege that his relatives are being persecuted.
The Philippines asks for more US military hardware amid a continuing standoff with Beijing over disputed islands in the South China Sea.
The World Bank will open a Burma office in June to re-engage with the impoverished nation two decades since its last projects ended there.
The United States will ease investment ban in Burma carefully and notes that recent democratic reforms are reversible and deplorable rights violations persist.
The European Union’s suspension of economic sanctions against Burma has riled exiled activists who urge the United States to press for further reforms before following suit.
The United States should open up trade relations with Burma to reward the Asian country for its democratic reforms, claims an influential senator.
Debris from a rocket launch planned by North Korea next month could cause casualties, warns a senior US military official.