What is the future of the global system? Is it a multipolar order, or is it a world of zero-sum choices dominated by the United States and China? As the US reengages with the world and returns to multilateral fora, its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region are navigating a changing balance of power and the rise of great power competition. Non-Pacific powers are realizing the need for a comprehensive Asia policy, as evidenced by the recent release of the EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
The NCAFP organized a series of videoconferences in March 2021 with a group of prominent scholars and former officials from the US, Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK), Australia, India, Canada, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK). Participants discussed:
- US reengagement in Asia under the Biden administration
- Defending the rules-based international order and updating international institutions
- Dealing with regional security hotspots, such as North Korea, the Taiwan Strait, and the East and South China Seas
- The role of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), especially in light of the Quad leaders' summit that took place during the course of these dialogues
- The role of non-Pacific powers in the region
Click here to read "Creating a Favorable Balance of Power in the Indo-Pacific: Views from the US and its Allies and Partners" for key takeaways and policy recommendations from this series of virtual dialogues.