Daniel Russel is the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.

Prior to his appointment on July 12, 2013, Mr. Russel served as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Staff Senior Director for Asian Affairs.  During his tenure, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific Region, including efforts to strengthen US-NZ relations.

Read Mr. Russel’s most recent press briefing and other information below.

Press Briefing – February 2014

Daniel Russel’s Bio

Remarks at Swearing-In

East Asian & Pacific Affairs

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