Economic Development

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Promoting prosperity in the Indo-Pacific

What is most important to have a thriving Indo-Pacific region? Economic investment, secured waterways, and diplomatic relations.
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U.S.-Mekong partnership reaches milestone [infographic]

Learn how the Lower Mekong Initiative, a multinational partnership among the U.S. and five countries, has improved lives over the past decade.
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Countries in Africa reject Belt and Road deals

Some countries in Africa have suspended or canceled projects that are part of China's global Belt and Road Initiative. Find out why.
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U.S. and India’s complementary visions for Indo-Pacific

India and the U.S. reinvigorated their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan visited the region.
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U.S. oil boom breaks records

The United States is the world's largest oil and natural gas producer. By 2020, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter.
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Pompeo to ASEAN: We can all prosper

Secretary Pompeo celebrated the history of American partnership in Southeast Asia's economic rise and looked forward to mutual prosperity with ASEAN.
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Iranian regime’s ‘warped vision’ for Palestinians

Iran's supreme leader is touting new weaponry as "progress" for Palestinians, continuing the regime's focus on conflict rather than peace and new jobs.
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What is the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy?

Secretary Pompeo visits the Indo-Pacific region to meet with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and local allies.
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Goals of the Peace to Prosperity plan [infographic]

The U.S. recently unveiled a Peace to Prosperity plan. In one graphic, learn how that plan will help the Palestinian people and the Middle East.