U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell published an article titled “Why the Mekong Region Matters to the United States, ASEAN, and the Indo-Pacific” in the Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) Journal of Greater Mekong Studies. Assistant Secretary Stilwell writes about the long history of cooperation between the United States and the countries of the Mekong, the opportunities for growth and innovation, the crises facing the river and communities that depend on it, and the roles of ASEAN and the People’s Republic of China in building a sustainable, transparent future for this critical region.