By B.J. Reyes
Please enjoy the live stream of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech from the East-West Center. Clinton plans to address the U.S. vision for Asia-Pacific multilateral engagement. The speech is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (Thanks to the East-West Center for making the stream available.)
At a news conference earlier today in Kapolei, Clinton announced that the Obama administration feels assured of Japan’s commitment to a continuing security alliance with the United States, even as Tokyo weighs abandoning a 2006 deal on a U.S. Marine air base. Story here.
UPDATE 3:58 p.m.
In her speech, Clinton emphasized the need to strengthen regional institutions in Asia to make them more efficient and effective, and underscored the role the United States can play. Story here. She also pledged aid to the victims of today’s massive earthquake in Haiti.