The US secretary of State's presence is meant to send a signal that Southeast Asia matters – and that the US is watching Chinese influence in the region.
During her visit to India, Secretary of State Clinton also announced that Prime Minister Singh will make the first state visit under Obama.
The successes during her trip expand the president's vision for a multipolar world.
A study shows that the percentage of women in the Republican caucuses of state legislatures is shrinking – a concern, since statehouses develop political talent for the national stage.
The US should withhold key counternarcotics funds from Mexico until progress is made, argue several human rights organizations in the US and Mexico.
On her trip to New Delhi next week, Secretary Clinton seeks a new strategic partnership. But congressional critics see India as an enabler of the Iranian regime.