(August 23, 2014) Deputy Consul General Amir Masliyah represented U.S. Embassy Bangkok and the Consulate General Chiang Mai at the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation’s Grant Closing Ceremony for the Akha Cultural Preservation Project at Doi Chang.
(August 14, 2014) Payap University, led by President Sompan Wongdee, hosted the Consulate’s sports teams in a friendly soccer match, a women’s chairball match and a tug-of-war competition.
(August 6-8, 2014) The Consulate General team was on the road to Nan, Phayao, and Phrae provinces to discuss issues of mutual interest with Thai authorities. On August 8, we were welcomed by Thai military veterans at the Seri Thai (Free Thai) Museum.
(August 13, 2014) In celebrating International Youth Day (August 12, 2014), U.S. Consul General Heath welcomed Chiang Mai University’s American Studies Club (ASC) to a coffee meeting on “Empowering ASEAN Youth.”
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The August 2014 issue of ARTICLE ALERT features 26 articles with a spotlight on Asia, particularly an article titled "Power and Order in Asia” which appeared in the report of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Program, and an article titled "The Pivot in Perspective: American Naval Power, Then and Now” which appeared in June 2014 issue of Orbis.
Sanctions are a tactic used as part of a broader strategy to change a country’s actions. The U.S. applies sanctions differently to solve different problems. Each case brings its own lessons. Even when sanctions are imposed, humanitarian needs are addressed and cultural understanding grows.
"The Asia-Pacific region has almost limitless potential, if it can avoid the pitfalls ahead. Strong institutions are key – not just to avoid and resolve disputes, but also to lower barriers to trade, and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms." ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future Remarks by Daniel R. Russel
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Michael Heath was appointed U.S. Consul General in September, 2013.