The US and ASEAN share the goal of a stable regional environment. A little over two years ago, in a speech at the Australian Parliament, President Barack Obama announced a major shift in US foreign policy. After a decade of costly, bloody wars in the Middle East, Washington would now be turning its attention to the "vast potential of the Asia Pacific region." The reasoning for... Continue Reading
Julio Amador Paulina Izewicz
Julio S. Amador III is a Foreign Affairs Research Specialist in the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) of the Foreign Service Institute. He provides policy analysis and strategic advice on ASEAN issues, Southeast Asia security and international relations, and foreign policy to several offices in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Paulina Izewicz is an analyst at the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington DC. She holds an MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and a BA/MA in Law from the University of Wroclaw, Poland.