Past event

Research Event

US Security Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region

Chatham House, London

US and the Americas Programme, The Changing Role of the US in Asia


Greg Austin, Professorial Fellow, the EastWest Institute 
Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS
Dr Stefan Halper, Director of American Studies, University of Cambridge
Graham Hutchings, Director of Analysis, Oxford Analytica
Lord Williams of Baglan, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Chatham House


This workshop forms part of a Chatham House research project exploring what modifications or transformations may be required in America’s defence and security relationships in the Asia-Pacific in order to respond to the changing power distribution and future range of threats to US interests. The research examines the current state of America’s alliances in the region and asks whether the US is focusing on the right threats, has the right relationships to address these future challenges, and how new partnerships might alter the political dynamics in the region. 

Over the course of the day, in three consecutive sessions, the workshop will aim to address three principal topics:

  • Session 1: Threat Perceptions in the Asia-Pacific 
  • Session 2: America’s Evolving Defence Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific 
  • Session 3: Repercussions, Implications and Consequences.