Asia Pacific Topics

Jul 27, 2016

Indonesian president announces new Cabinet line-up

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced a new Cabinet line-up on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a former head of the military with a checkered career in charge of security. Jokowi said that Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who was ...

Election won't affect pivot to Asia, Biden tells Australians

Jul 20, 2016

Election won't affect pivot to Asia, Biden tells Australians

United States Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday assured key ally Australia there would be no retreat from Washington’s pivot to the Asia-Pacific region regardless of who wins November’s presidential election. Biden dismissed concerns that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would abandon President Barack ...