Programme Paper

Project: Perceptions of the US

Kurt Campbell and Brian Andrews
  • Questions have been raised about the US commitment to maintaining a disciplined focus on building diplomatic, economic, people-to-people and security ties with the Asia-Pacific region. 
  • These concerns are misplaced. America's future demands greater attention to the Asia-Pacific region – a dynamic fundamentally understood by President Obama and his team. 
  • The priorities considered include: US alliances in the region; improving relations with other partners and emerging powers in the region; elevating the importance of economic statecraft as a core element of US foreign policy; engagement with the Asia-Pacific's multilateral institutions; support and advocacy for universal values; and broadening US defence engagement.