US priorities in the Indo-Pacific

This roundtable will analyse US relations with countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

Research event
29 May 2024 — 2:00PM TO 3:00PM

Since assuming office in 2021, US President Joe Biden has prioritised strengthening ties with US partners and allies in the Indo-Pacific, bolstering relations with countries in the region including Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand. Recently, the White House hosted Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for visits that emphasized the shared commitment between the three states in areas ranging from of security and defence cooperation, to economic engagement, to people-to-people ties.

In 2022, the Biden administration unveiled their Indo-Pacific strategy, highlighting the renewed commitment to partnerships in the region. The United States has also strengthened connections between transatlantic partners and the Indo-Pacific. In September 2021, the US, UK and Australia announced the AUKUS security partnership, and the U.S. has also deepened cooperation with the UK, EU, and others on shared priorities in the region. How will US engagement in the Indo-Pacific continue to develop? How can the US work with partners and allies to address shared challenges in the region?

This event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

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