Past eventResearch Event

The United States' Pivot to Asia-Pacific

23 February 2012 - 8:15am to 9:30am

Chatham House, London


Dr Kurt M Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US
Chair: Xenia Dormandy, Senior Fellow, Chatham House



Over the past six months, the United States has taken many steps to engage more actively and comprehensively in the Asia-Pacific, from the agreements to rotate 2500 troops through Australia and station littoral ships in Singapore, to dialogues with the Philippines and Vietnam. All of these are elements of the US strategic shift towards the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Campbell will discuss the US ‘pivot’ towards Asia: how the US perceives its interests in the region, and how it will balance its relationships there to meet these interests.